Rowing is a very popular form of indoor exercise today. But as it is, not many people are exposed to the activity while growing up, so you might easily find it intimidating to jump aboard the rower bandwagon. Though mastering the art of rowing takes some getting used to, there are a few tips that can escalate the learning process and hone your rowing skills from novice to expert in just a matter of days. To handle rowing machines effectively, there are three things you need to master: the order, the power and the timing. These three things pretty much sum up the art of rowing.