Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5639 Full Motion Rowing Machine Rower
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5639 is a lightweight and simplistic hydraulic rowing machine with a full rowing motion, suitable for warmups and light cardio sessions at home.
When folded, Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5639 is a compact rower, not requiring much storage space. Nonetheless, it supports users up to 350 pounds (~158 kg) despite a rather affordable price.
Published: March 24, 2022.
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5639 Rower Features and Specifications
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5639 rower feature physical dimensions of (L x W x H) 52.2 x 28.7 x 11.8 inches (~133 x 73 x 30 cm) and it weighs only 35.8 pounds (~16.2 kg).
The unit is stable on the flat floor and the users generally feel safe, but IMHO, the unit could be a little bit wider.
As said before, despite the affordable price and lightweight construction, Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5639 rower support users up to 350 pounds (~158 kg).
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5639 rower is built using steel and requires very little maintenance.
When the unit arrives, it must be assembled - it can be done more or less easily, just be sure to follow the assembly instructions in the manual.
Also, it is highly recommended to read the manual in order to get accustomed to your new rowing machine - just in case...
Slide rail length is 40 inches (~101.6 cm), while the slide rail inseam is ~43.3 inches (~110 cm).
Note: To measure one's inseam, place comfortable pants on the floor and measure the length from the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5639 rower features a hydraulic resistance system - it is a simple system that comes with 12 adjustable resistance settings, ensuring a wide range of resistance.
However, the user has to stop with the exercise in order to change the resistance.
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5639 rower comes with free-pivoting handlebars, offering the users a full range of motion, ensuring an almost full-body workout.
The seat is cushioned and comfortable - users can easily row for longer periods of time, especially if the resistance setting is relatively low.
Note: the hydraulic cylinder warms up during workouts, especially when the resistance is larger. It is recommended to keep the workouts under 20 minutes and after each workout to let the cylinder cool down for another 20 minutes (check the manual for more details).
Because of this limit, Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5639 rower is an excellent cardio machine for warmups before gym exercise or can be used for light workouts (to avoid overstressing the hydraulic cylinder) for longer periods of time, allowing the users to burn extra calories, and to increase strength and stamina.
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5639 rower comes with non-slip textured oversized footplates with adjustable straps, allowing the users to strap them securely.
The digital monitor is simple, but it nonetheless shows Time, Stroke Count, Burned Calories, and Total Stroke Count.
The digital monitor is powered by two AAA batteries which are included.
Full Body Exercise or Not?
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5639 rower offers almost full-body exercise - just like any other rower, Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5639 rower emphasize legs, biceps, and back and for a true full-body exercise, one should include some chest and triceps workouts (for example, pushups are simple, yet very effective triceps and chest exercise).
But, when rowing is regularly included as part of warmup and/or cardio exercises, generally one burns more calories and may increase full-body strength and stamina.
Long Story Short: If You are looking for a simple, entry-level, hydraulic rower, consider Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5639 rower.
It is a lightweight rower with a full range of motion, it supports users up to 350 pounds, it comes at an affordable price and when the handlebars are folded, it doesn't require much storage space.
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