Some experts say that rowing machines belong to cardiovascular equipment. Others consider them to belong to the category of weight machines, and some consider them universal. Rowing treadmill is considered to be the machine made up by professional oarsmen.
Training with the rowing machine it is necessary to have the right technical equipment for the exercises; because sometimes rowing treadmills can be harmful. Instead of taking the advantage from training you will get injured if you do exercises with bad posture - with a round back.
Rowing machine is effective in developing endurance and strength. Loading can be regulated in several ways: mechanical (it is possible to change length of "oars" or the angle of blades) and magnetic (changes magnetic system resistance). The treadmill with the elementary computer showing time of training, the passed distance and the amount of burnt calories will cost 400-600 dollars. Treadmills of higher level (near $1000) have special design, allowing to use them as multipurpose power complexes. It is almost professional technical equipment. For example, rowing machine is used in trainings by professional sportsmen. It has not only built-in programs of training, but can also be connected to the computer. Due to this it is possible not only to analyze the results of training, but also to participate in virtual competitions with other users by means of Internet.