Rowing works a number of muscles but doesn't focus on your neck. George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images Related Articles 1 What Is a Dumbbell Skull Crusher? 2 Muscle Used for Seated Rows 3 How Does Rowing Affect Your Chest? 4 Can Riding a Recumbent Bike Strengthen the Abs? There's no doubt; the rowing machine provides a challenging workout for most of your body.
Sitting on a Swiss ball can improve your fitness. Brand X Pictures/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images Related Articles 1 Does Sitting on Stability Balls Help? 2 Roman Chair Back Extension and Muscles Worked 3 Burn Calories at Work With Office Exercises 4 What Muscles Are Getting Worked During a Swiss Ball Sit Up?
The pull-up requires significant upper body and core strength. Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images Related Articles 1 Do Pull-Ups Help You Grow Taller? 2 Build Pecs With a Curling Bar 3 Do Chin Ups With Elastic Bands 4 Do Narrow Chin Ups Work the Biceps or Lats More? Pull-ups are one of the most impressive fitness feats -- a sign of true functional athleticism.
Do oblique exercises on a stability ball to boost the intensity. Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images Related Articles 1 Belly Exercises for the Elderly 2 The Effects of Sit-Ups 3 Low Impact Abdominal Workout Using a Chair for Older People 4 Senior Citizen Seated Dumbbell Exercises Your oblique muscles along the sides of your abdomen help you twist your upper body and bend from side to side.
A combination of cardio and weight-training is most effective for weight loss. Jupiterimages/Stockbyte/Getty Images Related Articles 1 Optimize Your Cardio to Burn Fat Faster 2 What Is Considered Good Daily Calorie Count? 3 Build Muscle for Teenage Guys 4 Can Protein Turn into Stored Fat? Since burning calories helps you lose weight, cardio seems the obvious choice for weight-loss exercise.
Use a variety of training techniques to maximize your cycling speed. Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images Related Articles 1 Train for a 3000 Meter Run 2 Improve Cycling Strength 3 Set Treadmill Incline to Mimic Wind Resistance 4 Get Fast 5K Times Watch a professional cycling race or criterium and you'll be amazed by the speeds elite cyclists are able to reach and maintain.