When you do a certain workout routine or use a certain machine for your workout, you likely do not get the results you want because you stopped too early. When you ask experts, they will give you different answers on how long you should exercise and give a different reason as to why you should stop at that point.
The same goes with using a rowing machine because experts will give different opinions on how long you should use it.
It is important to remember that every person differs when it comes to how fast their workouts are or what their targets are for doing a workout. Every person also differs on how fast they lose weight.
Fortunately, there are ways for you to determine how long you should row on a rowing machine. Here are some steps to get you started and what you need to remember.
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Before you step onto your rowing machine, identify exactly what you are gunning for after your workout. Are you after weight loss? Toning? Cardio?
Identifying your goals will help you organize your workout and determine how long you need to row.
If you are after weight loss, you need to set a specific target weight to determine how many calories you need to burn. For example, if you want to lose 2 lbs. per week, you need to burn 7,000 calories or 1,000 calories per day.
If 1,000 calories can be too daunting for you, you can lower your calorie loss targets on a rowing machine by cutting back on your eating options. Rowing machines also help you activate your metabolism and help you burn more calories. Rowing machines 2018 also come with monitors that tell you if you have reached your target for the day.
If you are after a great cardio workout, rowing is the perfect way to do it. However, if you are working out for your anaerobic exercises, you only need 5 to 20 minutes on your rowing exercises.
On the other hand, if you want to boost your aerobic conditioning, you need to do more than 20 minutes, ideally from 45 to 90 minutes.
If you are after building muscle, there is no ideal time on how long you should row. However, if you do high-intensity interval training, rowing only needs to be done for a maximum 10 minutes.
High-intensity interval training, as the name implies, is quite intense and done only for a short period of time. When doing this on a rowing machine, you need to row as hard as possible for 20 seconds and then rest 20 seconds before doing it again.
Now that you determine your goals, it is time to determine how long it will take to achieve the goals you have set for yourself. If you wish to, say lose 16 lbs. in 4 months, you would need to spend around 15 minutes on your rowing machine or change your time durations every other day.
Exercising would also require scheduling and it is important that it does not take the time from your other duties. Allot time in your daily schedule so you will easily be able to reach your goal.
You must also determine how long you are willing to row, but some experts stress that 15 to 20 minutes of rowing every day, plus a balanced diet, will give you good results.
Now that you determined your goals and the length of time you need to exercise, here are goals you should be able to achieve.
If you row for 15 minutes every day and you want to lose weight, you would only burn off 150 to 300 calories, depending on your rowing intensity. However, if you have an active metabolism, 15 minutes would be enough.
If you row for 30 minutes every day, you should be able to lose 1 lb. a week, even if you are overweight or if you are rowing at a low resistance. Anaerobic and aerobic conditioning would also work well with a 30-minute workout on a rowing machine.
If you row for 90 minutes, you would not just burn 1,000 calories per day, you would also be able to activate your metabolism to lose more than your average target per day.