WaterRower


Original

The Original since 1988

WaterRower rowing machines have been manufactured with the utmost care and attention to detail for more than 25 years. WaterRower represents design in your home interior, at the workplace and in the fitness studio.

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Outstanding: The Design

The WaterRower is not merely an eyecatcher but also a technical highlight. The rowing machine features a compact and straight-line structure which will elegantly fit into all home interiors, due to its blend of materials.

We-Row

Rowing Software

Connect, free of charge, with We-Row and race against other WaterRower owners. Or, if you prefer, set up your own private training. You will have the option to store your data and access at any time, which will allow you to chart your progress and also share with other users.

Well Thought-Out

The water tank provides the user a visual, as well as an acoustic feedback during your workout. Resistance does not need to be adjusted manually but, as is typical with water, adapts to the user’s input.

Space-Saving

In an upright position, the WaterRower occupies no more space than a chair. Its center of gravity lies at the water tank which enables you to lift it at the rail-end nearly effortlessly. In all positions, the water remains safely in the tank.

Silent

During your workout the seat glides silently on the rails, according to your rowing stroke. Eight ball bearing mounted rolls made of anti-abrasion polyurethane ensure perfect rolling on the rails. The seat is ergonomically cushioned, further providing comfort during use.

Convenient

The foot board offers the highest level of flexibility when in an optimal rowing position. The ergonomic foot pads and straps are both individually adjustable, guaranteeing maximum comfort.

High-Class

The extremely durable, rubber feet provide protection and skid resistance for all types of flooring. The performance monitor can further be connected to your PC and used with our free software We-Row.




The WaterRower water tank

The heart of the WaterRower is its water tank and ergonomic paddle design. The paddle enables maximum pull of water, resulting in an even, smooth and jerk-free resistance. As is unique with water resistance, it is self-determined, meaning it precisely adjusts to the individual movement and strength input of the rower.


Pulling slowly or gently results in little resistance, whereas an increase in strength or speed will intensify the resistance while constantly remaining fluid and smooth.

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Like real rowing

In real rowing, the skiff moves through water based on muscular strength input. Scullers can experience the element of water through pulling their oars.

Water provides a natural and familiar resistance when rowing. The WaterRower can truly simulate outdoor rowing through its use of water as resistance.

Advantages of water resistance:

  • - Der Widerstand passt sich automatisch an
  • - Schonend für die Gelenke
  • - Das Training ist leise und wirkt entspannend
  • - Wasser zeigt keinen Verschleiß - es ist unermüdlich




Joint Friendly

Rowing is the best exercise for arthritis. Rowing moves the joints through a full range of motion and does so with minimal impact and no body weight on the joints. Making it one of the best exercises for joint pain sufferers. Rowing is a seated exercise removing the weight of the body from the injury-prone joints of the ankle, hip and knees. The load placed on the joints is controlled by the users effort when rowing, not their body weight. Rowing is suitable for all, young or old, male or female, big or small, fit or unfit.

Low Impact Exercise

Rowing moves the joints through a full range of motion, from legs totally extended to totally contracted and arms totally contracted to totally extended. Moving the joints through a full range of motion aids joint lubrication, joint mobility and overall Joint Health. Rowing is a smooth, flowing action involving little to no impact on the joints. Note - Many mechanical rowers are jerky and jarring on the joints, and fail to emulate the smoothness of rowing and the WaterRower.

Relaxing to the mind

Harmony evolves from a natural balance of elements. The WaterRower blends the tranquillity of moving water, the warmth of wood, and the rhythm of motion. These qualities combine to provide a naturally pleasurable activity. Invigorating the body while relaxing the mind. Composed to capture the aesthetics of rowing, the WaterRower is enjoyable to use. The calming tones and smooth action encourages the user from stroke to stroke. The symphony of these elements engage the user with a satisfaction which should be experienced.

Works 84% of your muscle mass

The rowing stroke uses 84% of the Muscle Mass. From the tips of the fingers holding the handle/oars, to the balls of the feet connected to the footboard/boat, all the muscles between these two points contribute to the rowing stroke. By maximizing the muscle mass contributing to the exercise in this way, the WaterRower is unrivalled in benefit derived per unit of time. Other common aerobic exercise equipment such as treadmills, cycles, ellipticals, even other rowing machines, use far less muscle mass, burn fewer calories, and generate less exercise benefit.

Burn up to 1000 calories per hour

Maximize Gain, Minimize Time - rowing does so with a far lower perceived level of exertion than other aerobic exercises. Many exercise machines claim to be King when it comes to calorie consumption rates. The truth about calorie consumption, however, is that it relates to YOUR ability to produce the work, not the machines To burn 800 calories per hour, for example, on a treadmill, bike, elliptical, etc. requires a very high (almost unsustainable) intensity of exercise. By spreading work over a wide range of muscles, rowing consumes calories in more muscles, allowing a high calorie consumption within the user's limits of fatigue. Other exercises, recruiting fewer muscles, require far higher intensities or exercise to achieve the same calorie consumptions as rowing.

The rowing technique

The Rowing Action should be viewed as one smooth, flowing, continuous motion, free from any jerkiness or jarring, each stroke flowing seamlessly into the next.

the next. For ease of instruction the Rowing Action may be considered as three distinctive phases separated by three distinct positions. Practice each of these distinct elements of the Rowing Action concentrating on the associated focus points. Move through each element gradually blending each element into a smooth flowing motion, the Rowing Action.


1. The Recovery Phase

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2. The Drive phase

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The Release Position separates the Drive phase from the Rock Over Phase. It is the natural commencement point of the Rowing Action due to its comfort.

  • - Maintain strong posture - back is straight, head is up, eyes are forward, sitting tall on the seat
  • - Legs are fully extended and feet are in contact with the footboard
  • - Handle is drawn to the chest (about the height of the second from bottom rib)
  • - Torso is rocked slightly backward (from the pelvis, not the lower back)
  • - Shoulders are just in behind the hips

The Rock Over Phase is the portion of the Rowing Action between the Release Position and the Rocked Over Position. Movement occurs only in the arms and torso.

  • - Maintain strong posture - back is straight, head is up, eyes are forward, sitting tall on the seat
  • - Legs remain fully extended, do not bend the knees and keep the feet in contact with the footboard
  • - Hands flow smoothly away from the body at about the speed with which they approached the body
  • - Torso rocks over when the arms are straight
  • - Torso is rocked slightly forward (from the pelvis, not the lower back)
  • - Shoulders are just in front of the hips

The Rocked Over Position separates the Rock Over Phase from the Recovery Phase.

  • - Maintain strong posture - back is straight, head is up, eyes are forward, sitting tall on the seat
  • - Legs remain fully extended, do not bend the knees and keep the feet in contact with the footboard
  • - Shoulders are relaxed and arms are fully extended
  • - Torso is rocked slightly forward (from the pelvis, not the lower back)
  • - Shoulders are just in front of the hips

The Recovery Phase is the portion of the Rowing Action between the Rocked Over Position and the Catch Position and, as the title suggests, is the rest element of the Rowing Action.

  • - The arm and torso position are set from the Rock Over, there should be no need for any additional movement in the arms or torso
  • - Slowly allow the knees to rise in behind the handle as it moves forward
  • - Do not rush forward, the Recovery Phase is for relaxation and recovery
  • - Das Vorrollen findet kontrolliert und langsam statt (diese Phase dient der Erholung)
  • - Slow down as you move into the Catch Position

The Catch Position separates the Recovery Phase from the Drive Phase. The Catch is the beginning of the stroke where the body is curled up ready to commence the drive.

  • - Maintain strong posture - back is straight, head is up, eyes are forward, sitting tall on the seat
  • - Shoulders are relaxed, arms are straight and wrists are flat
  • - Torso is rocked slightly forward (from the pelvis, not the lower back) and shoulders are just in front of the hips
  • - Legs are compressed so that the seat is close to the heels and shins are vertical
  • - Heels can be raised off the footboard (dependant on individual flexibility)

The Drive Phase is the portion of the Rowing Action between the Catch Position and the Release Position and, as the title suggests, is the work element of the Rowing Action.

  • - Maintain strong posture - back is straight, head is up, eyes are forward, sitting tall on the seat
  • - Initiate the Drive with the legs, push away from the footboard smoothly and evenly
  • - Begin to recruit the arms and torso once the legs have opened through 90 degrees
  • - Draw the handle up to the lower chest line (about the second from bottom rib)
  • - Accelerate the handle evenly throughout the whole drive

Performance Monitors

The S4 Monitor is designed to be user-friendly while providing ample advanced functionality.

The monitor displays

  • Time
  • Distance
  • Speed/Intensity
  • Stroke Rate
  • Heart Rate (with optional sensor)

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