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Rowing machines are everywhere now. People using rowing machines incorrectly are also everywhere. Here’s how to actually use them correctly.
Žydrūnas Savickas keeps on racking up accolades. He added yet another win to his legendary resume with a first-place finish at the Masters 40+ World’s Strongest Man contest.
Having a fitness goal is one thing — getting there is another. If you need to build a foundation of healthy habits, we’re here to help you get off on the right foot.
Row the Right Way
Rowing machines seem pretty simple to operate. You sit down, strap your feet in, grab the handle, and pull. Rinse, and repeat. But that’s not the whole story. There’s a difference between using a rowing machine and using a rowing machine properly.
When you use rowers correctly, these machines can give you everything from a warm-up or active recovery cardio session to a high-intensity conditioning workout. And you can get all of these benefits without the repetitive pounding that the pavement gives your joints when you head out for a run. Here’s how to use a rowing machine to maximize your conditioning and strength in the gym.
Žydrūnas Savickas Scores Another Win
Four-time World’s Strongest Man and eight-time Arnold Strongman Classic winner Žydrūnas Savickas won his third Masters 40+ World’s Strongest Man title, further cementing him as one of the greatest to ever compete. The win came at last weekend's Official Strongman Games in Miami, Florida, where Savickas edged out Rauno Heinla for the top spot.
The highlight of Savickas’ weekend came during the Atlas Stones event. The six stones weighed anywhere from 125 to 181.5 kilograms (275 to 400 pounds), and they all had to be picked up and placed on their pedestals in one minute. Savickas won the event in dominating fashion, completing the task in just 33 seconds and proving that he's still in elite form.
Build Healthy Habits
We all know that working out is great for you — it gets your heart rate up, your blood pumping, and your muscles prepped to grow bigger and get stronger. But stringing a series of workouts together into a program can be even better. A program turns your workouts into a habit, which is the difference between hitting your goals and falling short.
Forming healthy habits is essential for athletes to build high-quality muscle mass and develop absolute strength. You can’t crush a deadlift PR if you only deadlift once, after all — you’ve got to form a habit of training toward that goal. How do you build those healthy habits? We’ve got a few easy tips to follow.
A Strongman Veteran Steps Down
Nick Best announced that he has competed in his last full strongman event after placing second at the 50+ Masters World’s Strongest Man.
Watch bodybuilder Hunter Labrada power through a punishing leg workout six weeks before the Mr. Olympia contest.
The Bulgarian split squat might just be the best leg exercise you’re not doing. Here’s how to do it, why it works, and what you’ve been missing out on.