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Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine

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Body Trac Glider
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Hydraulic58 x 42 x 1839 lbs250 lbs1 year frame
90 days parts

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One of the most popular rowing machines on the market, the Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 is a rowing machine designed in such a way so as to put your body through the correct paces while encouraging weight loss and health improvement in a short amount of time. This machine is reputed for its unique hydraulic piston-resistance that draws its power from the gas-shock which is found underneath the base. Thanks to this feature, every single muscle of your body is engaged in the workout, hence guaranteeing rapid fat blasting in minimal time.

In fact, with this product, users can expect to lose between 300 to 500 calories per hour, depending of course on their health, gender, age and weight. In spite of its numerous advantages, this product is surprisingly affordable but does not, in any way, compromises on quality.

Assembly and Parts

This rower does require a thorough reading of the instruction manual prior to the assembling process, but fortunately; the booklet is extremely clear and detailed with several helpful diagrams to assist the user. The partly disassembled machine arrives in a surprisingly light box and the parts only require around half an hour to put together.

Some of the parts and tools include:

  • Allen Wrench
  • Compact Footprint
  • Wheels
  • Steel Frame
  • Padded Seat
  • Dual oars
  • All the required screws, knobs and attachments

Fortunately though, this product contains every single tool required for the assembly. Best of all, the main parts are already assembled, leaving only the arms, seats and pedals for the user to put together.

Product Specifications

  • Resistance: Adjustable gas shock resistance
  • Product dimensions: 58.2 x 42.5 x 18.13
  • Storage: Fold up
  • Screen: LCD
  • Materials used: Aluminum for the I-beam, Steel for the Frame
  • Maximum user weight: 250lbs
  • Resistance levels: Up to 12

Features

The gas-shock feature is an extremely handy ally to anyone who wants to lose weight because it can get quite physically challenging. With a 12 setting resistance program, this rower provides a full body workout which encourages you to push through your normal boundaries while developing a much better health and fitness level.Body trac glider monitor

This rower also features a multi-function monitor which allows users to keep a firm leash on their progress. This handy apparatus displays a plethora of fitness-related data in the likes of calories burned, time, number of rowing strokes, resistance setting and other such information. The monitor is powered by batteries and it automatically shuts down after a set period of inactivity to help you save up on power. The monitor is backed by an ingenious program which displays various data every six seconds, hence allowing users to track their progress without interrupting their session to lean over towards the console.

Unlike other Stamina models, such as the Stamina InMotion, this fitness equipment comes with two oars, one on either side of the body, instead of the classic tug-on model. These features have been conceived to tone up the upper arm while bringing a supple definition to the shoulders and shoulder blades. Like every good-quality rowing machines, this model provides an absolutely silent rowing motion without any incessant squeaking or purring noises.

While the machine is quite light at 40 pounds, the construction is dense and solid which means that it does not move during workouts- no matter how lengthy or intense they are.

Ease of use

Extremely simple to use, this machine is also suitable to any user who never experimented with rowing before. All you have to do is slide onto the perfectly padded seat, grab each oar, adjust the foot Velcro straps around your shoes and move your arms back and forth. Indeed, this machine is one of the simplest models on the market in terms of ease of use and accessibility. It does, however, provide expert-level training programs and endurance levels for more advanced users.

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Personally, I was quite appreciative of the thickly padded seat. One of the main issues that rowers normally face when working out for long periods of time is an incessant pain in the lower body, something which often stems from poor ergonomics. However, this particular product has been designed in such a way so as to perfectly accommodate your body, while largely reducing the risk of injury, aches or strains. The seat actually feels quite soft and thick and does not wear out with time.

Thanks to the multi-resistance settings, users of all ages and fitness levels will be able to easily make the most out of this product. This particular item also folds up neatly, which largely facilitates storage. The rows are also extremely user-friendly and provide a smooth, almost fluid-like back and forth movement to enhance your training session. The handles are lightly textured and covered in rubber which provides a firm, non-slippery grip even if your hands get sweaty.

Drawbacks

Because of its hydraulic piston resistance feature, a few users did wonder whether the machine would be prone to leaking, but nothing concrete has been reported so far. A small minority of users also claimed that the maximum resistance level was not challenging enough for them. However, this is often related to a poor posture on the rower, which can be detrimental to your workout. As such, users should slide their body backwards to put a considerable distance between the seat and oars. A couple of customers also deplored the 250 weight limit on this item.

Bottom Line

Overall, the benefits of this rower certainly outweigh the few cons that have been reported. Rowing has shown to works every single major muscle of the body including the abs, glutes, legs, back, arms, thighs and thighs- and the Body Trac Gider delivers just that. Most importantly, the body trac glider also increases stamina and metabolism, hence promoting fat loss even when you’re not working out.

All in all, this rowing machine is a very good option for those that want to include the benefits of rowing in their lives, but don’t want to spend a fortune on it. In the same budget range than this model we can also find the Sunny and the Confidence Fitness rowing machines, which are also good models that should be considered.

This machine is available on Amazon for an amazingly low price in brushed black and silver, and  is protected by a 90-day warranty on the parts and a one-year warranty on the frame.