Exercise Equipment Review

Schwinn Windrigger Rowing Machine

Schwinn Windrigger Rowing Machine

Rowing machines may seem simple in their design, but they can offer a challenging workout, if that's what you desire. That's because your level of effort directly affects the machine's output. This is a feature that makes rowing machines a growing contender in the low-impact fitness equipment market. For every back and forth motion, you can expect to work both your upper and lower muscles. All rowing machines operate with the same back and forth motion, but typically differ in the technology used to facilitate resistance. The Schwinn Windrigger Rowing Machine has the distinction of being manufactured by a maker of exercise bikes. Many of the features and benefits of this rowing machine are attributed to its unique technology to create resistance.

The resistance for the Schwinn Windrigger Rowing Machine is created from the company's patented "fan wheel" technology. This technology was borrowed from the Schwinn exercise bike line called Airdyne. The technology relies on a fan that adjusts the rowing machine's resistance and the amount of cool air distributed to you as you pull on the handle and move your body. You are in complete control of the intensity of your workout. In addition to working harder on the machine, you can also vary your workout on the Schwinn Windrigger Rowing Machine by moving the frame to the inclined position. The incline position forces you to use more stomach and leg muscles.

The Schwinn Windrigger Rowing Machine is considered an indoor machine that is suitable for both professional athletes and people just wanting to start an exercise program. Directly in front of the seat is an LCD computer screen that displays tracking information. You are able to obtain information about your workout, including calories burned, watts, and the number of strokes per minute. You scan through the different computer functions by pressing a button. The Schwinn Windrigger includes four modes: Regatta, Pyramid, Interval, and Manual. The Pyramid and Interval modes are pre-set rowing programs that you configure for a specific time. If you select the Manual mode you can row without a time limit. The system tracks your time and speed for each program.

If you're interested in training for a competition or you simply enjoy competition, the Regatta mode feature on the Schwinn Windrigger Rowing Machine is a racing simulation program. Each race features a different challenger for you to compete against. The digital console shows your progress during the race and your statistics when a race is completed.

The Schwinn Windrigger Rowing Machine weighs slightly more than 100 pounds. It has wheels that facilitate easy transporting and storage. The machine can hold a maximum of 300 pounds. You can expect to pay just under $1000 for the Schwinn Windrigger Rowing Machine.

The Schwinn Windrigger generally receives a positive reaction from consumers. The only widespread complaints about the Schwinn Windrigger is that setting up the equipment is non-intuitive and the instructions provided are difficult to understand.

Final Words: EER gives the Schwinn Windrigger Rowing Machine a thumbs-up. This machine offers a wide spectrum of fitness enthusiasts a basic approach to starting and managing a workout routine. The machine also scores high points for including programs that can motivate users to improve their fitness level.