Since I re-joined a gym in May this year (after working out at home for a while) I've started to incorporate the rowing machine into my workouts.
Years ago I never used to enjoy rowing atall and just did it because I knew it was a good total-body workout.
However, now I've been rowing more regularly (3-4 times a week) I've come to really enjoy it. I think that fact that I'm now so much better at rowing helps.
I don't use it as my main form of cardio - that is either running or the cross-ramp trainer.
But I row 2000 metres in just under 10 minutes, and am constantly trying to get my time better and better. I've recently started interval training on the rower, where I do 100 metres all-out, and then the next 100 metres slightly easier. I find that the 2000 metres disappears pretty quickly doing that, and it keeps things interesting.
Oh, and I've also progressed from setting the resistance at 6 up to 10 - and it won't go any higher than that!
Personally, I think for cross-training purposes the rower is a very good option because it's low impact and works almost your entire body all at once.
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