The Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine Is one of the best and most affordable home rowing machines on the market. It is a very strong contender in it’s class. This machine features a high-quality steel frame and an aluminum center beam, allowing this rower to be smaller than others in its price range. Yet, this machine is able to perform very well and is very easy to handle and store.
The resistance on this machine works by gas shock and the manual control knob, giving you more freedom to choose the way you want to intensify your workout. The monitor has many functions available which gives you very detailed and accurate results about your workout session.
Looking into the dimensions of the Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050, you can see that is stands at a very small height of 23.5 in., the width at 21 in., and a total length of 46 in. This entails the steel frame and the aluminum center beam. Along the beam, the seat is able to roll along the ball bearing roller system that works against the resistance provided by the adjustable gas shock cylinder. This rower also has the ability to easily fold for storage. And do not worry, users of many sizes are able to use this machine because the maximum user weight is 250 lb.
The computer features are very easy to use and list the many workout data needed for you to monitor your progress. The display features your speed, distance covered, time, strokes rate, and calories burned. A cool feature that the meter offers is it scan mode, where it is able to cycle through the functions of your workout data every 6 seconds. This is useful in the fact that you do not have to stop working out to go through these functions. The user needs a AA battery to operate the control panel, but this is included in the purchase. An energy saver, the control panel does shut down after 4 minutes of inactivity.
The Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine resistance is in the form of a hydraulic piston that’s located underneath the seat. How this work is by the pistons twisting open and close over a small hole inside of the same piston. The pistons twists to decrease or increase the hole to change the intensity of your workout. THe smaller the hole, the harder it is for fluid to move through the valve, and the more resistance you’ll receive. This machine offers 12 levels of resistance. It is easy to change the resistance, as you do not have to get up off the seat to do so. While changing the resistance, be sure to not touch the piston as shocks can get hot after a few minutes of use. The benefit of using this type of resistance is that it creates less noise than your typical air or water resistance rower. Note as well, you’re able to row slower than other models, but you’ll still feel a strong resistance.
For those new to rowing, it is recommended that you row with 60% legs, 20% core, and 20% arms. It can be quite easy to use a rowing machine incorrectly, and not incorporating the proper muscles. For beginners, this is a very good model to learn how to row.
For assurance that you are getting a quality product, the company has provided their customers with a one year warranty on the frame and 90 days warranty on the parts for this machine. Customers have noted that when they order the product that it came packaged and arrives on time as well. The instruction manual provided makes it very easy to set up and doesn’t take more than half an hour maximum.
The reason why many people looking to start working out buy this product is for these two reasons. The Stamina Body Trac 1050 is great because its price and size make it very affordable, it is made of great quality, and is able to fit in smaller apartments and homes. The machine offers to many users a quality workout they are able to achieve while working out at home. The machine comes with transport wheels, making it easier to move around the home or store away, without taking anything away from his performance.
The Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rower is quieter, and will not disturb you while you are working out while watching TV or performing some other task. This machine also has some pretty comfortable footrests that are able to strap your feet in so you can stay secured during your exercise. The seat is also very comfortable for this budget model, and is able to smoothly slide back and forth on the beam.
This type of rower is also unlike other rowers where you only have one handle in front of you that you have to pull in a rowing motion. This model has dual handles that offer a full range of motion, so this emulates real life rowing of you using two oars. Thus, this machine is very good for beginner rowers who are looking for more of a light workout in their regimen.
Overall, the Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine is a great beginner rowing machine and it has many beneficial features. The console is basic and does not provide any workout programs, but if you’re looking for something to get you started with working out or a machine that allows you to row at home, then give this a try.