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10 Best Rowing Machines in 2017

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Indoor rowing machines have come a long way since their inception quite a while ago. Constant improvement in technology has transformed once bulky machines into sleek, refined pieces of fitness equipment.

The machine comes in different flavours offering resistance using either air, hydraulic, magnetic, or even a dual-hybrid system. Each one has its own advantages with the magnetic resistance offering a smooth operation, while the machines with water (hydraulic) resistance offer a more life-like feel. Moreover, a right rowing machine can go a long way in improving your muscles and stamina.

However, with a plethora of options available in the market, it makes it quite difficult to choose the right rowing machine. 

Here is a list of ten best rowing machines in 2017 to assist you in the hunt for a perfect rowing machine.

#10 Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW1406 Sit Up Rowing Machine

 Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW1406 Sit Up Rowing Machine
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW1406 Sit Up Rowing Machine

The SF-RW1406 is a versatile rowing machine from Sunny Health & Fitness in the budget category that is catered to the needs of a casual trainer.

Dimensions: 34.5” x 18”.3 x 28”

Maximum weight: 220 lbs.

The unique design of the machine ensures that you get to have an intense abdominal workout and a rowing session at the same time. The sit up rowing machine can be doubled as an abdominal bench, where you could perform quite a few core-strengthening exercises.


The rowing machine comes with fixed hydraulic resistance, which offers no adjustability. The feel of the machine is great but the lack of customizability could be a turnoff for some.

The steel frame offers good stability and is highly durable. The whole bench and the rowing arms are padded to offer better comfort during your workout sessions. Moreover, the compact dimensions of the machine make for an effortless storage during long periods of inactivity.

Overall, the machine is great if you are looking to maximize your workouts but are on a tight budget. Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW1406 sit up rowing machine retails for around INR 10,000 on Amazon.

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