I'm typically on the elliptical every day but thought I'd give the rowing machine a try after reading another SP article. Although the workout mechanics felt good, I found it not to my liking; it was difficult to get my feet comfortably secure in the pedal straps and worse yet, it was BORING. Our machine has a simple digital readout that's no fun to look at; I think I may try again if I can find a way to rig my iPad to it. I just can't sit for a long time doing repetitive motion without going stir crazy. Ugh.
8/8/2014 12:13:28 PM
I ordered a C2 rowing machine in June after trying it at crossfit (not ready for that yet) and I have not stopped rowing since. The company was great to order from and since arriving it is my everyday exercise. I have just setup the erg data app last night to log my rows with others. Off to row right now... Love this machine!!! PS - to the rower with a backache...I have found I'll get one if not rowing with good form. Watch the videos...
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!
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.
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 :)
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! :)
its shameful we have a beautiful one in the gym at work and I have never used it.
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.
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.
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