CARDIO COMBAT: Rowing vs. Cycling
Here we tell you which is the better choice for slashing calories
|Muscles Used||Whole body (except chest)||Lower body|
|Range of Motion||★★★★★||★★|
|Calories Burned/Hour||606||498||Pro||Low impact||Low impact|
|Con||Access to rowing machine||Access to bike|
The biggest differences between these cardio options are the amount of muscle mass involved and the range of motion through which it’s used. Specifically, the whole-body nature of rowing utilizes more oxygen and burns more calories. This allows you to work harder for longer periods, which yields a greater aerobic benefit. The only con we can find? The availability of stationary bikes vs. the availability of rowing machines.