Well I have had this new toy now for three days and boy am I loving it. The YMCA had one and after trying it out I knew I had to have one at home.......
It is a concept 2 indoor rower. It kicks your a$$ if you push your self or it will allow you to do a casual cardio workout. I think it is going to be a great compliment to my winter cardio program. I will back off of it during peak riding seasons but for now its ROW ROW ROW YOUR BOAT!!!!!
I have been using the rower at my gym. I am told it's the same one the Olympic rowers use to train. It's very nice, tho I do wish I could swap handles. I like to mix up my training, feels a lot different than pedaling, doesn't it?
Yea it is seriously different from cycling. I am looking forward to getting faster and smoother with it so I can post some good times on the C2 website. I did 5000 meters today in just over 21 minutes. It was a moderate to hard effort so I know I can do better.
If you ever decide to get one go to concept2.com and order direct. It is 300-400 dollars less than what I found retailers selling them for. Plus you will save on the sales tax.
My biking has been les than 80 miles a week here lately so it is a welcome additioin to my training.
my gym has a Concept 2, and that is what I've been using. I have to work into these things slowly, so I am currently doing 5 to 10 minutes at 300 to 500 on the meter. Not sure 300 what, that's just what the thing says. I spin easy for 10-20 min to warmup, then I do a treadmill for 15-20 min increasing speed and elevation once a minute. Then I start doing the more vigorous stuff like rowing, the jogging machines or steppers, and of course, the exercycle. Right now I am base building at more interested in that than intensity (sigh).