I'm thinking about getting a rower.

I'm thinking about getting a rower. I had been really into running but injured myself and haven't been able to do it for
months. But I'm scared that I won't stick with rowing because it's boring compared to running outdoors. Anyone have any tips for getting into it? Concept2 seems to have a good community but still you're just stuck indoors.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cycle

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Rowing is a full body exercise

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Put a TV in front of the rower and watch some shit while you row.

        Eh... it's cardio and will almost entirely benefit your legs and overall aerobic fitness. You're not going to become a brick shithouse just because your cardio of choice uses your torso a bit. The road to a nice upper body always runs through strength training.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      /thread
      >no learning curve
      >common equipment in gyms
      >just strap in and peddle

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Listen to viking drum music or viking raid music while rowing and do it shirtless. It also helps if you have an axe. I always chop up my meat for weekly meal prep right after a rowing session. Sometimes after I finish rowing I will raid my girlfriend. Just break into her office and pick her up from her wfh HR "job" and frick her. She pretends to protest but I yell at her in swedish. Plap plap plap. Rowing is based.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hahahahah nice one man

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    > it's boring
    Dealing with the monotony is part of the training. Training cardio is down to a science and it's all about your mental toughness and what you can endure.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Training cardio is down to a science
      What do you mean?

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Rowing is peak fitness.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I run eight months out of the year, row four. During my rowing season (when it is cold) my standard is a daily 10k at the 5 setting on a Concept II. I listen to audio books while I row to pass the time. I find rowing to be an excellent form of cardio and I would recommend it to anyone.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just get one. You can put your phone above the display and watch whatever you want. Alternatively just close your eyes and focus.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    how long to row for and what setting?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      set it in the middle and try to maintain 24-30 strokes per min for however long you can go. If it's too easy increase resistance. If it's still too easy (it won't be) go faster

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        thanks, i've rowed before but never really quite felt i figured it out, at least compared to running/sprinting

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          The only other tip I'll give that makes a big difference from the jump is keeping your form "11 and 1", meaning, you lean forward to the 11 o'clock position and lean back to the 1 o'clock position. Use arms minimally and only when at the end of the stroke when you're leaning back.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      4 x a week I do 1 hour, 3/4 setting, 23-25 spm. Easy pace, listening to an audiobook or watching a tv show.
      1x a week i do 4 minutes as hard as i can (27-30spm) and then 4 minutes slow. 4/5x depending on how i feel. Its brutal

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just do hiking instead of running. It is just as good of a workout and you get to be in nature. Get yourself a good backpack they are worth it.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Switch up the ratio of muscle exertion after x minutes / y distance and revel in the sensation over some music/audio book

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get a waterrower if you live with others, have neighbours, or want to watch TV while working out. C2 is a noise machine for commercial gyms.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      c2 isnt that bad. I wouldnt put it in a room with other people but you cant hear it through walls and just barely though a door. Watching tv while working out you need earphones though.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Anyone have any tips for getting into it?
    I had fun.

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