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The Most Undervalued Piece of Equipment in the Gym

9 Reasons to Try the Indoor Rowing Machine

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LAURADIONJONES

6/28/2014 8:44:53 AM

I've been rowing on and off for years.
My doctors all said the same thing: The rowing machine is the most underrated piece of cardio equipment in the gym.
However, your own two feet are the most underrated pieces of cardio "equipment" there is.
I walked off 150 pounds and have kept them off for 10 years.
Since 2003, I've walked OVER 35,000 miles leaving 150 pounds of unhealthy, unwanted weight in my wake.
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THELADYCASH

6/6/2014 12:37:10 PM

I love our gym's rower!
Started out in 20 second bursts (before having to rest, lol) but now I'm up to 3 minutes at a time. I love it, and use it more than the treadmill or elliptical for calorie burning. It's the main part of my workout routine. Love it!

LOGHOUSE

5/2/2014 2:25:33 PM

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My Concept 2 Model D is in my living room in front of my TV. I just crossed the 3 million meter mark and plan to do another 3 million (or more) this season). The great thing about having your own machine is that you don't have to go anywhere to use it. Because of my work schedule, I often find myself rowing at all hours of the day and night. Very convenient.

WHYNOTJ1

4/23/2014 3:22:21 PM

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We just got a new one in my gym at work. I'm starting off slowly, but really enjoying it!

SUZIB123

4/5/2014 5:43:21 PM

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I TRYED IT YESTERDAY-IT WAS GREAT....I DO SPIN CLASS AND READ THIS AND TRYED IT AFTER SPINNING. AFTER 48 MINUTES OF SPINNING I ONLY LASTED 12 MINUTES! TRY IT YOUR LIKE IT!

LEANMEAN2

3/30/2014 6:26:41 AM

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I wish I had access to one.

1LAZYCOOK

3/17/2014 9:41:15 PM

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Don't have a rowing machine in my gym.

VIXXTAA

2/24/2014 2:06:04 AM

I've used the rower a few times in sessions with my trainer. It's a tough work out for sure. Reading this article made me think I should incorporate it more into my cardio work outs on my own...might give it a go this week :)

KERRI_ENGLAND

2/21/2014 8:12:21 PM

I tried the rowing machine today after reading this article recently. I thought, "Well, it'll be a nice change up for 30 mins instead of the treadmill." WRONG! After 12 minutes, I'm absolutely worn out! (I think the trainer started me off on too high of a resistance level, so I adjusted it down & still think it may be too high.) But I have new goals now & something new to do at the gym. I'm hooked! :)

SNOOKS2013

2/20/2014 5:32:17 AM

Will look into this

MISSTERESE

2/19/2014 10:51:05 PM

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I don't like to use this machine at all. My lower back hurts after 10 mins, and it is boring as hell working out on this! I'll pass!

CHRIS3874

2/19/2014 8:53:53 PM

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its shameful we have a beautiful one in the gym at work and I have never used it.

BOJAMTL

2/19/2014 5:27:45 PM

Great to see so many positive views. Good timing just a few days after the WIRC (CRASH-Bs) the big indoor rowing event.

A few links for anyone:

www.concept2.com great for their log website and all the monthly challenges.
www.therowingcompany.co.uk good for the info into training, losing weight or more competitive, forums are a rich source of encouragement.
http://www.nonathlon.com/ an annual year long challenge brilliantly run.

GIGIMARIE21

2/19/2014 12:25:03 PM

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I have use the rowing machine at the YMCA.It is true it is relaxing. I feel like I am rowing in the open waters:) I will start doing it tomorrow with my other classes after reading all the great things about it.

VAPORINTHEWIND

2/19/2014 11:22:32 AM

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i definitely burn more cals on the stairclimber easily... on that i never go below 600/hr so 300 for their half hr. and thats on an easier setting normally i do HIITS. its more comparable to my treadmill workouts. i have to work rlly hard to stay at 600/hr cals on that and im sure itd be similar for rowing. rower is good but i dont ever feel like i get as good of a workout as the others, and its more monotonous and therefore boring to me for some reason. but hey as long as your doing SOMETHING always go for it. everyone can find their preference this is a decent alternative

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