Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Mike Hawk, Mar 20, 2010.
Thought about picking one up for the house
I've tried a couple of times but wasn't able to even break a sweat. I'm pretty sure I was doing it completely wrong, or maybe you just have to do it for a while.
Got one out of the buy and sell for real cheap, used to use it infront of the tv since it was a magnetic resistance one. Pretty much a terrible purchase, you had to be givin'r on full resistance for an hour straight to break a sweat.
If you're talking about a quality wind resistance one (the ones in the gym that are attached to a huge fan) that might be a bit different, but I disliked the one I had quite a bit. It was something like you would buy from Sears, ya know. I wouldn't recommend one of those.
Concept II rowing machine is awesome and not too expensive apparently.
I used to train on a concept II when i was rowing, they are a good workout and very well made.
looking at buying one soon.
i use a concept II to warm up before every session. thats about it. good exercise
Concept II's are the best one out there. They are right around $1100. You can get em used pretty cheap too. DONT buy a cartridge rower or you will wear it out quickly
My gym has two, when doing complexes or circuits if i don't feel that i worked hard enough I'll go all out for 500 meters. That usually does the trick.
Water rowers are the best. Concept rowers are the cheapest commercially.
I have used C2 rowers (models B,C,D) for crew and non-crew training, and own a model D. They are unparalleled pieces of cardio equipment... and if used properly will put you into a level of fitness above most runners while building mass too. That being said, 8yrs of erging can wear on you from time to time, so ensure you mix it up.
came here to post this
I use before chest/back days for about 5min just to get the blood flowing and loosen up the shoulders.
best thing about doing rowing workouts is the mental toughness it builds....like trying to hold a certain split and certain stroke rating for every single stroke of a 10,000 meter piece. talk about absolute concentration for a solid 40 minutes.
This kind of focus def. helped me in other workouts.