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Seated row machine

  • Fully electronic rowing machine
  • Effective shoulder and back training
  • Ideal for training the muscles of the upper back
  • Important for posture
  • Maximum training weight: 165 kg

    Specifications EU

    • Depth

      1398 mm

    • Weight

      250 kg

    • Width

      962 mm

    • Max. power consumption

      8 A

    • Height

      1544 mm

    • Power supply

      230V / 50Hz

    Specifications US

    • Depth

      4’ 8”

    • Weight

      552 lbs

    • Width

      3’ 2”

    • Max. power consumption

      15 A

    • Height

      4’ 11”

    • Power supply

      115 V / 60 Hz

    The high-performance seated row machine for effective shoulder and back training

    Problems in the shoulder and neck area are a common phenomenon. Poor posture, a lack of muscle activity, long periods spent sitting down, strenuous physical work, or even excessive chest training are typical reasons for problems such as tension in the upper back or between the shoulder blades.

    The eGym rower allows you to simultaneously train many different muscle groups and effectively build strength in your upper back and the back of your shoulders. This professional seated row machine with a chest pad ensures maximum comfort while rowing on the machine with optimal biomechanics.

    Upper back muscles
    Primary muscles
    Posterior shoulder muscles, anterior arm muscles
    Secondary muscles

    Rowing machine: Key muscles for correct posture

    The rowing machine primarily trains your upper back and shoulder muscles. The target muscles include in particular the rhomboids, the trapezius, the latissimus dorsi, and the posterior deltoid. Your back and shoulder muscles are responsible for raising your arms and are therefore antagonistic to the chest muscles. Along with those chest muscles, they also stabilize your shoulder joints. Strengthening these muscles straightens posture and therefore helps to prevent chest and neck problems. Activating important shoulder muscles also helps to keep your shoulders in good shape.

    Healthy muscle balance

    Seated row machine



    Chest press machine




    The ratio muscle balance shown – also sometimes referred to as the agonist/antagonist ratio of muscular strength – shows the average maximum strength of agonist and antagonist muscles in a healthy 25-year-old eGym user.

    Digital fitness technology for stronger shoulder and back muscles

    The eGym rower makes rowing on a machine more fun and effective. This is thanks to the numerous technological innovations found in our digital strength equipment, such as automatic exercise control and interactive exercise guidance through the machine’s interactive display.

    The fully electronic seated row machine is ideal for strengthening the back and building muscles – in whatever scenario it is used. The technical and functional specifications of our high-quality gym equipment simplify and improve strength training in all gyms, fitness studios, and professional training centers. They also support healthy back training that’s gentle on joints, ideal for gently activating and mobilizing muscles in physical therapy (UK: physiotherapy) and rehabilitation.

    Possible training goals for the eGym rowing machine

    • Strength and conditioning

    • Muscle building

    • General fitness

    • Figure training

    • Weight loss

    • Health

    The fully automatic seated row machine from eGym has a wide range of special training programs. The machine can adjust the training parameters and training methods depending on your training goal, allowing you to achieve your desired training results in the most effective way, e.g. building muscle mass, improving strength and endurance, or increasing calorie consumption to burn fat. For example, in isokinetic training a target load is displayed on screen with visual guidance. In adaptive training, the rowing machine becomes your virtual training partner. The machine then reduces the training weight in the middle of your workout within seconds – as soon as your muscles become fatigued.

    Our seated row machine will allow you to train more efficiently than ever before, meaning you will make visible progress faster.

    How effective is training on a seated row machine?

    Alongside lat pulls, rowing is probably the most useful exercise for the back. You can train your back in various ways, for example on a power tower or multi-press. The most practical, however, and also the best in terms of being able to train as safely as possible, is rowing on a rowing machine.

    A rowing machine is an excellent back training machine, equally effective for beginners, advanced recreational strength trainers, and professional athletes. It is perfect for health-focused strength training for improved fitness, greater mobility, and better posture. Especially if you have hunched or rounded shoulders, maybe because you spend a lot of time sitting at a desk, machine rowing is an absolute must for you. Rowing is considered one of the most effective exercises for preventing or correcting a hunched back.

    A seated row machine is also a good choice for bodybuilders looking to build strength, as it offers an intense workout to increase maximum strength and build mass for muscular shoulders and a solid back. Health also plays a role here. Rowing on a professional rowing machine also helps to compensate for the typical muscular imbalances that are present in many bodybuilders and strength trainers after overtraining their chest with excessive bench press exercises.

    The maximum training weight of our rowing machine is 165 kg. When combined with our high-intensity training methods, this allows you to stimulate maximum muscle growth (hypertrophy) in a way that is not possible when using a seated cable row machine.

    Proper exercise technique when using the seated row machine

    As with all strength training exercises, the right technique is just as important as the right weight. The eGym rowing machine is designed to ensure you do everything right, quite literally by design.

    To perform the exercise correctly, first sit upright against the rowing machine and slide up to the chest pad. Pressing your chest against the padding stabilizes your upper body so that you can perform the rowing movement in a clean and controlled manner. Adjust the seat so that the handles are at chest height.

    The guided movement makes the exercise itself exceptionally easy. You start rowing with your arms almost completely stretched and then pull the handles up to your chest. You should actively pull your shoulder blades back as you pull. Focus on consciously activating the muscles in your back and squeeze your chest out as you pull.

    The most common mistake on the rowing machine is relying on the power of your arms. Particularly with beginners, this often leads to people leaning backwards when pulling with their upper body. For that reason, you should make sure to press your chest against the pad throughout the entire exercise. Otherwise, you won’t properly train the target muscles. It is also important to engage your core in order to maintain a straight posture. Otherwise, many people end up with a hunched back or forward head posture (vulture’s neck), which can lead to tension or injury. The cause of such mistakes is usually too high a weight.

    If you have shoulder problems, note that the shoulder is slightly stretched at the end point of the flexion at the full amplitude of movement and this can cause pain. However, you should not reduce the amplitude of movement but instead reduce the training weight to gently improve the functionality of the shoulder joint.

    You can do different exercises on the rowing machine simply by changing your grip. The wide overhand grip strengthens the trapezius and rhomboids, while the narrow underhand grip focuses more on the latissimus dorsi and biceps.


    eGym rowing machine training – digital controls for optimal training results

    When training with eGym, you no longer have to worry about which weights and what range of repetitions on the seated row machine will produce the best results. Your workout will be controlled digitally – automatically optimized to your requirements and goal.

    The digital training controls take all important training principles into account, including individualization, age-appropriateness, progressive overload, and periodization. This creates significant advantages over traditional machine-based training and free weight training.

    Try out the eGym digital rowing machine at a gym near you. In short: You won’t regret it.

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