5 key points fluid innovation is the only option to row – water rowing machines

Indoor water rowing is a complete and probably the best total body workout available. It can increase endurance, build muscle and tone your body, burn fat and increase strength on your core. Note that all indoor rowing machines are the equal and its important to value the benefits of buying a rowing machine that offers adjustable water resistance technology. First Degree Fitness’ patented fluid innovation technology is the only one in the indoor water rowing market offering this feature– not just smooth on-water rowing simulation, but also for many benefits that cannot be duplicated or copied by other water rowers, air rowers or electromagnetic rowers. Let’s look at the top five key points FDF’s fluid innovation is better:

1. Realistic on-water rowing feel, sight and sound

If you are used to the natural catch and feel of actual on-water rowing, you will immediately understand FDF’s indoor water rowing technology – with its true experience of propelling a boat through water. The feel, sight and sound of the water churning through the tank is almost hypnotizing, fooling your senses into thinking you could be rowing down the river. From catching the water at the precise angle, to going deeper to increase speed –the clever combination of these sensory and functional features all mixed together to support a natural indoor water rowing technique that is never dull or the same. Why Fluid Rowers Are Better

Figure 1 shows the stroke Force Curve defined at different Fluid Rower resistance settings compared to that of an on water rowing boat.

2. Resistance selector dial

Other indoor water rowers don’t have the option for direct controlled resistance, limiting progression in training development or fitness level. Being able to change resistance mid-workout is a unique option on FDF’s patented indoor water rowing technology, allowing changes in resistance at the turn of a dial. This patented and unique feature is also ideal for multiple users in group training training, where differing fitness levels can be combined, and for interval training. All lesser quality water rowers allow the water to run faster in the tank with every stroke, a resistance peak in the middle of the stroke as result, with no single respect to the stroke length or stroke rate.

3. Triple blade, stainless steel impeller

FDF’s marine grade and precision engineered stainless steel impeller and internal tank baffles keep resistance throughout the complete part of rowing action. A multi-bladed impeller and internal baffles combination within the rowing machine’s water tank, provides a smooth and uniform stroke unique in its precise duplication of real on-water rowing.  Not any lack of resistance at the catch, experienced on all other water resistance rowers,  and consistent progressive resistance is delivered all the way to the finish, just like using a boat. This smooth and dynamic stroke resistance profile makes sure the whole body works throughout each stroke, without the intimidating high peak resistance during the stroke provided by other indoor rowing machines.

4. Patented twin tank

FDF’s patented twin tank allows to adjust volumes of water to move between tanks as the user makes resistance changes, from feather light to Olympic sprint. This is why we call it variable fluid resistance. With FDF’s patented twin tanks, you can change resistance during- and holding a steady stroke rate.  Other indoor water rowers don’t have this key feature, with a single chamber tank forcing the user to row much faster or slower to increase or lower resistance.

5. Unique indoor rowing design and construction

Engineered by craftsmen and manufactured to standards that are far above the ones from any competitor, First Degree Fitness indoor water rowers (and exclusive Upper Body Ergometers) are manufactured to provide on all levels. Compare function, form and quality, side by side with other brands, and the difference is clear. Value for money equipment, that makes sure an investment in your fitness future, is the FDF hallmark. Learn more about the First Degree Fitness quality guarantee.


Anaerobic benefits of rowing

If you are rowing in a boat, there is constant resistance in the concentric drive phase caused by the water against the oars. With indoor rowing, your ergometer should simulate a similar resistance to force your muscles to work harder. Depending on the type of ergometer being used, fluid or air resistance, you can achieve different anaerobic conditions. A great strength training exercise, rowing is often adopted by sports clubs, Crossfit centres and professional rowers to guarantee high intensity calorie burning results. Browse the First Degree Fitness Indoor Rowers range.