Whether your knees can't take another mile on the pavement or you're just bored out of your mind on the treadmill, there are many reasons to switch up your cardio routine. First and foremost, you'll get better results! The rowing machine provides the best total-body workout of any cardio machine. Why? Because the movement requires equal effort from both your lower and upper body, leading to more calories burned and greater gains in overall cardiovascular fitness. Plus, rowing doesn't put a lot of pressure on the joints so you have a much better chance of staying injury-free.
Try the routine below. It's designed to deliver maximum fat-burning results by mixing high-intensity rowing intervals and dynamic strength exercises that serve as an active recovery period. That way, you'll be ready to row like the wind for every one-minute interval.