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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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NAYAH50

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...

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.

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