Rowing machines are perfect to give your legs, core and upper arms a great workout.
You may have seen these at the gym. You can buy one for your home too.
The gym-grade rowing machines typically cost well over $1,000. However, if you are a beginner, you don’t need to pay that much.
You can get a good rowing machine for around $400.
Here is a list of best rowing machines under $500 to consider:
8 Best Rowing Machines Under $500 – 2018
How to Buy a Good Rowing Machine with a $500 Budget
Here are some shopping tips for buying a good rowing machine under $500:
Adjust your expectations. The home use rowing machines do not offer the same resistance as commercial ones. At best, you will only get moderate levels of resistance. This is great if you are just beginning to exercise. If you already have considerably sized biceps, you may need to spend more on a commercial-grade machine.
If you live in an apartment or if you have small rooms in your home, buy a foldable rowing machine. These are space saving equipment that you can store away when not in use.
Check the size of the foot pedals if you have rather large feet. The feet must be well supported for the exercise to actually work.
There are different types of budget rowing machines, mainly air rowing and magnetic pull rowing machines. Magnetic pull rowing machines are widely available. These are great for starting to exercise. The downside is magnetic machines offer limited resistance. If you are already a pro at using rowing machines, a magnetic machine may not help you improve.
If you want a least noisy and very smooth pulling machine, magnetic machines are the best.