Here’s How to Get a Full-Body Workout at the Gym Using Just a Rowing Machine

We’ll show you how to #BeBodyFit. We partnered with Clarins, the worldwide leader in body care, and their new Body Fit Anti-Cellulite Contouring Expert cream, to put together a full-body workout that’s easy to follow. Firm, lift and get after that healthy lifestyle!

Regardless of where you live, the scene at the gym can be fairly predictable, (certainly in the evening): lines of athletes waiting to get on the treadmills and ellipticals, with a sprinkling of people using the upright and recumbent bikes. It can be frustrating to walk into the cardio room and see it overflowing, especially if you’re looking to get your heart rate up and are strapped for time. By using one of the most underused machines at the gym, however, you can outsmart everyone and log a great sweat session.

Up ahead, we’ll show you everything you need to get an A+ workout using the rowing machine. Consider this plan your new body coach.

The Row (5- to 10-minute warmup)

proper rowing form:

Beginning Position

  • Place your feet on the pads, and be sure the straps are pulled tight.
  • Using an overhand grip, grab the handle and pull it with you as you slide to the back of the machine. Your legs will be straight but do not lock the joints. You want a slight bend.
  • Still with legs extended, keep your core tight and lean back slightly, pulling your hands to your breastbone.

The Catch

  • With your back still straight, release your arms back out first, then follow with your upper body.
  • As you glide forward, your upper body will angle slightly forward.
  • Let your legs follow by bending them. This will slide you forward on the seat.

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Plank to Pike 8 to 10 reps (or as many as you can)

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