As you age, fitness and remaining active is just as important as when you’re younger, if not more so. Although many exercises and exercise machines require high pressure or rough motions that can be harmful to aging joints, there are options available that can keep you active while supporting your needs.
It’s extra important to find a machine that you find fun and also accommodates your need for softer motions or more control over the machine itself. No matter what machine you choose, it is essential to keep exercising regularly to maintain healthy bones, strengthen your stamina, and improve your overall well-being.
Ideally, you’ll get at least two and a half hours per week of moderately intense aerobic exercise. This amount can depend on your preferences and abilities, but a goal of half an hour per day for five days per week can be very doable. You can easily reach your muscle growth goals with a supportive exercise machine in your home gym.
There are a few factors to consider when choosing an exercise machine that can get your heart pounding without harming your joints, and many machines aren’t accessible for seniors’ needs. Fortunately, the SKI-ROW is a home exercise machine that seniors will love.
What to Look for in an Exercise Machine
Look after your joints by working out on a machine that only requires light or moderate movement in your knees and hips. High-intensity joint movements can lead to injuries for some older adults. Finding a machine that needs little to no knee flexion is key to solving this problem.
The correct machine for your home gym won’t ask you to move in ways that make you uncomfortable. There are home workout options like the SKI-ROW that don’t need you to bend or twist your knees at all, an ideal way to workout while protecting your joints and staying comfortable while you exercise.
Most machines are not very accommodating to the needs of older adults, but the SKI-ROW AIR allows you to workout at your desired intensity and mobility level. Plus, there are enough workout options in this one machine to keep your workouts fresh and interesting.
What is the Ski-Row?
Meet the innovative exercise machine that combines ski training with rowing for a cardio and resistance workout like you’ve never seen before. Instead of needing multiple different machines to workout your arms, core, back, and legs, the SKI-ROW has fifteen different workout options all in one compact home exercise tool.
With six rowing exercises and nine ski training workouts, the SKI-ROW doubles your cardio and HIIT workout options without taking up double the space. Change your exercise routine to meet your needs while maintaining the challenge and the fun of your daily workout. The SKI-ROW’s customizable features make it ideal for seniors, since the machine is built to suit their needs.
How Does It Work?
The SKI-ROW AIR and the SKI-ROW AIR + PWR both use our air-flywheel resistance system. This system responds to you, adjusting your resistance in direct relation to the effort that you’re putting into your workout. The more intensely you push yourself, the more the machine will push back. This resistance is tuned into your body, increasing and decreasing with you. The SKI-ROW AIR is perfect for seniors because it only provides force that it knows you can manage.
If you’re looking for more of a challenge, the SKI-ROW AIR + PWR model offers the same customizable movements as the SKI-ROW AIR and the same air-flywheel technology alongside a magnetic resistance system. You can add consistent resistance to the SKI-ROW AIR + PWR in addition to the tension from the air-flywheel, putting you even more in control.
Depending on your fitness goals and personal preference, you will be able to determine which model you prefer. Remember that each model will give you resistance in response to your own exercise intensity. It is only the AIR + PWR model that allows you to add consistent resistance unrelated to your intensity.
What Makes the SKI-ROW Perfect for a Senior’s Home Gym
The SKI-ROW combines resistance training and rowing, two exercises that are great for older adults. This machine’s many options for customization makes it even better, as the SKI-ROW can be adjusted to your changing needs over time. Let the SKI-ROW become an integral part of your aging journey that can stick with you for every step of the way.
No matter which joints or muscles are bothering you, the SKI-ROW’s ski training and rowing positions can both be adjusted to accommodate troublesome joints or uncomfortable positions. SKI-ROW training doesn’t require any specific movement, so you no longer have to worry about damaging your joints because of your exercise machine. Only do the exercises that feel good in your body. You can find workouts that work for you, modify them as needed, and give your training your all.
Since you won’t be focusing on minimizing impact, your workout will be much more effective. Your concentration can stay on your reps, without concern. You’ll find yourself exercising carefree for longer, with the machine naturally adjusting to your intensity needs.
Best Exercises for Seniors
If you’re wondering what the best SKI-ROW exercises are for older adults, we’ve curated this list of nine senior-friendly options. Be sure to check your form against training videos to ensure proper posture and positioning. This will help optimize your time spent exercising while protecting you from accidental injuries or strains.
Let’s take a look at some of the best exercise options on the SKI-ROW.
In the rowing position, you can safely and effectively perform the following exercises with minimal joint impact:
- Bicep Curl
- Reverse Overhead Row
- High Row
- Single Arm Row
- Arms Only Row
When the machine is in its ski training mode, you can comfortably workout without straining yourself using these exercises:
- Straight Arm Pulldown
- Alternating Arms
- Overhead Tricep Extension
As you can see, there are a ton of exercise options that are perfect for seniors. The SKI-ROW is one of the few home gym exercise machines that can accommodate the needs of seniors due to its versatility in workouts and the high level of user control over the resistance level. The SKI-ROW is the best exercise for you if you’re worried about staying active as you age. With just one machine, you’ll find yourself enjoying workouts and building wellness for years to come.