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9/16/08 1:25 A

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Row, row row your boat----and good luck!

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9/16/08 1:02 A

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Thank you for your kind comments! I don't have a rowing machine; I go to the local 24 Hr Fitness gym to row. Fortunately it is almost always free, because few so people know how to use it. I'm one of those "special people" who do. It pays to have unique interest sometimes. emoticon

"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
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"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
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"Exercise vigorously & stop eating crap." www.concept2.com chanetc.vox.com/


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9/15/08 11:09 P

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Thanks for sending the post I guess you guys have rowing machines. I don't so good luck with your endevours. You are so right about Chanetc, Crotty. He is a fantastic inspiration.

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9/15/08 1:40 A

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Lise, if you haven't found out already, you soon will, CHANETC is a true find for all members.

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9/15/08 1:26 A

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Go slowly at first, so you don't get too sore from using muscles in new ways. Keep your head level, don't let it rock forward and backwards. The drive stroke with your legs should be 1/2 to 1/3 the time of the recovery stroke. Recovery means just that, you push hard, then recover. I would suggest rowing slowly for 5 minutes to warm up row for five minutes at a comfortable pace and cool down for five minutes. If you wish to increase your time, increase the middle and always let your muscles warm up and cool down. In the beginning form is far more important than speed. You want to form good habits in the beginning and if you wish, you can transfer these good habits to water when the time comes and have even more fun.
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"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

"Exercise vigorously & stop eating crap." www.concept2.com chanetc.vox.com/


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9/15/08 1:19 A

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Thank you so much for taking the time to explain and give advise. I will be at my gym tomorrow - trying for 10 to 15 minutes for the first time.

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9/15/08 1:01 A

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The first time that I rowed, I could only do three minutes and I was beat. Then I decided to go to the Concept2.com site and read about how to do it and it was so much easier. It is one of the few cardio exercises that actually helps you build muscle and it exercises every muscle in your body. You can row every day or every other day at first. I would start easy, set the indicator on the fly wheel at "4" and watch your breathing. You inhale as you push off with your feet and exhale on the slower recovery stroke as you slide forward. Remember that it is primarily a leg exercise first, then back, and lastly your arms are for follow through. I love this exercise above all other cardio machines, but I only found out about it right after my 60th birthday. People can row into their 90's+ as it is easy on your joints and helps protect your bones from calcium loss.

I hope that you enjoy it as much as I have for the last 2 years. I have almost rowed 5,000,000 meters, less than 100,000 meters to go. This challenge will put me over the top!
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"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

"Exercise vigorously & stop eating crap." www.concept2.com chanetc.vox.com/


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9/15/08 12:53 A

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I figured it out, I'm signed up. Never rowed before, but I'll give it a shot. How many days a week do most people row?

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9/15/08 12:47 A

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Good luck to you and all who participate. I am still sick and lost between doctors, Guess I will just be an observer and rooter.

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Take time to laugh - it is the music of the soul.
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9/15/08 12:29 A

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The FRC2008 is the Fall Rowing Competition sponsored by Concept2.com. Join the SparkPeople Indoor Rowers for the 30 day competition and get a certificate for completing the 100,000 meter challenge and the opportunity to get a cool Tee Shirt for having participated. Go to my SparkPage's Blogs for more information or send me a message for more details.
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"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

"Exercise vigorously & stop eating crap." www.concept2.com chanetc.vox.com/


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