How to Lose Weight on Rowing machine Beginners Guide.
Before we even talk about the concept of rowing when it comes to weight loss, one of the most important things that you can really do for yourself if you are in this place where where you feel the need to lose weight whether it’s because a doctor told you to or whether it’s just a personal choice and you feel like you’re at that place you need to understand that one of the greatest hurdles to moving through a phase of weight loss is the mental component that comes with it.
There are a lot of internal struggles that we face on a daily basis that we may not even understand that we’re going through and I have worked with so many people and helped countless people’s hands who didn’t even realize that there was anything happening inside that they needed to deal with. So understand that going into this process it’s really important for you to have people around you that will support what you are doing. Also people that won’t just tell you “yes” all along the way. There are people who will ask you hard questions and that will make you talk to them, make you verbalize those things which are challenging for you.
So No.1 make sure that you have kind of mental aspect covered and open up to somebody about it. For God’s sake open up to somebody, you need to have somebody by your side. You need to have a partner going through it.
.2 is nutrition. I wish I could say the Fitness was the largest piece of the puzzle that nutrition really comes next. It covers a lot of the phases of weight loss. You need to make sure that you’re getting good food into your body. Now that doesn’t mean that you need to be buying organic and buying expensive groceries. It just means that the substance that you’re putting-in needs to be of a positive quality. So when we’re talking about this it’s not that you have to go and buy all the best foods in the world at the Whole Foods store. It just means educate yourself about nutrition and if that means finding a nutritionist then great go find a nutritionist. But understand that nutrition really is one of the larger pieces of the puzzles.
Finally when we get to the rowing component, rowing is a fantastic exercise for weight loss because of a couple reasons. No.1 is the machine can handle up to 227 Kgs which is I mean more than clear for most people and then No.2 it reduces impact because there is no impact on the joints or little impact on the joints. So if somebody who has a lot of weight to lose decides to go for a run it’s not going to be long before their joints start to hurt from all of that impact they’re creating on the surface. Rowing machine can take that into a both horizontal and a vertical force and reduce impact. This makes it much easier on your body.
Okay, now once we have that established why it’s great for us what can we do to actually use the machine for weight loss? Well, we always want to make sure that we start on a nice and easy basis. You don’t want on day one jump into 60 minutes of workout because of several reasons. Mentally it’s going to be fatiguing and you’ll probably get very sick of rowing very quickly. It’s also going to be too overwhelming to you. Number two, is that you want to build up this tolerance you want your body to grow and learn.
Get comfortable moving again if we’ve been living a sedentary lifestyle. So when it comes to you want to start with low volume. Just spend a little bit of time on the Machine and then get off and consider that your workout for the day. Rome wasn’t built in a day as well as weight that’s been gained didn’t all happen in one day. Losing that weight isn’t going to happen all in one day.
We want to make sure that start with low volume and gradually add volume to it. I would say no more than five days a week of workouts. Make sure that you’re taking enough rest every few days to allow your body to fully recover. Slowly add volume. Once you’ve done that you know you’ve been able to work up to maybe twenty minutes of working out along with rest in there. May be you have twenty minutes of rest and twenty minutes a workout. Now we can start adding some intensity, so now start throwing in some intense workouts. Start may be, Row for five minutes and then you’re off for five minutes. Then in your second workout you might row for five minutes, off for five minutes, back on for five minutes. All in an easy pace.
Just start to move again once finish that day three. Day four start getting to 20 minutes 25 minutes building into it but once hit that 20-minute mark may be start a little bit more aggressive. May be back down to 5 minutes but now put some more power into those strokes that we’re taking inside of that five minutes so slowly play this game adding volume adding intensity. Adding a little bit more volume and then adding a little bit more intensity and go back and forth on this as your body starts to adjust. Adapt to the new movement that you’re starting to provide and as always you want to make sure that you provide variety. That’s why we talk about this volume and intensity back and forth.
You want to make sure that you don’t get burned out on what you’re doing and burned out on the rowing machine.
You want to think of it as a tool for your goals it’s not the end-all be-all. It’s a tool to help you get to where you want to go, so keep variety in your workouts. Find workouts that continue to interest you and always come back to those three pillars Right movement, Mindset and Nutrition. Work through all three of those in your weight loss process. However, the rowing machine is a fantastic tool as you are choosing to go this line of weight loss. Know that a lot of people are out there to help hold your hand and walk you through this process. You just have to ask to the right guys. Your determination will always help you.