If you’re all about multitasking during your workouts, the rowing machine is where it’s at. Rowing uses over 80 percent of the muscles in your body. We’re talking calves, thighs, hamstrings, butt, core, arms, shoulders, and upper back. It’s an efficient workout that can burn more calories than cycling and almost as many calories as running.
So how many calories does rowing burn? Check out the chart below to see the calories burned in 30 minutes. For the interval column, the workout alternates between one minute of moderate and one minute of vigorous rowing.
Rowing is popular at CrossFit boxes, but you can also find machines at regular gyms. Rowing machine classes like CityRow are also becoming popular. Wherever you row, remember that your legs are doing 60 percent of the work, so really push against your feet to powerfully drive the hips back. Keep the core strong and engaged throughout the movement, and follow through with the upper body.