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AUGLETICS Rowing machines: Customer reviews – Part 1

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We asked around for you why rowers and non-rowers are so enthusiastic when they talk about our AUGLETICS rowing machines! Read the customer reviews here! Today we start with something very special!

AUGLETICS Rowing machines: Customer reviews – Part 1

A review by Leo Harries: One marathon a day: #myaugleticsjanuarchallenge

I had a subscription at a gym once and actually went there a few times. Among other things, I sat on a rowing machine. A coach even took the time to explain the movement to me, but in retrospect nothing stuck. So it’s not surprising that I associate rowing machines with back pain in the first place. Nevertheless, I thought the Augletics Eight might be worth a try and I haven’t regretted my decision one bit. The “Virtual Coach” monitors every rowing movement and gives me feedback. This leads to a very conscious execution of every stroke. I have already rowed distances of up to 50 km without getting back pain and in January 2021 I succeeded  with a small challenge that included 6 marathons in 6 days.

Rowing doesn’t get boring if you focus on doing it properly

Rowing doesn’t get boring if you work hard to keep the trainer rating above 90%. When I do longer workouts, I like to watch tv-shows on the side. Then I have to switch the virtual coach from “difficult” to “easy” in order not to get frustrated. The lightweight trainer is ideal for running a safety check for healthy movement even without fully concentrating on rowing. However, if I set it to “difficult”, I really have to concentrate on the rowing, because the “heavy trainer” is very pedantic.

In March I tried to row in a group on Zoom – pandemic life at its best. It was a nice experience, but not for my back. I tried to follow the trainer’s instructions and honestly, I had never rowed so fast before. When I checked my Virtual Coach later, I saw the worst evaluation of a workout by me so far – and not surprisingly, I had back pain for days.

The virtual coach against back problems

For someone like me, who did not grow up with rowing, you really need someone who stands by your side, “looks above your shoulder” and gives constant advice. The virtual coach has exactly this function. It might sound like a lot of annoying monitoring, but on the contrary it means a lot of joy: Getting a 100 from the “heavy trainer” makes you very happy and your back will thank you in the long term.

You really do a lot for your health by rowing because you train your endurance as well as your strength. Since you shouldn’t pay for this with your intervertebral discs, the virtual coach was the most important aspect in my decision for the Augletics Eight.

Take a closer look at the January challenge here (in German):

We asked around for you why rowers and non-rowers are so enthusiastic when they talk about our AUGLETICS rowing machines! There will be more reviews next week!

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