Thoughts?

Thoughts?

  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    The gigachad of cardio.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      The only cardio worth doing, other than swimming

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    > 5000$
    > does same thing as burpees
    > takes up half the room
    > weighs 200kg
    Hm....

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      They cost under 1k, new. Used even less. ffs for 2-3k you can get an rp3 which are the best ergs in existence.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      $900
      Has wheels and stores upright
      50 lbs
      Hmmmm

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        They cost under 1k, new. Used even less. ffs for 2-3k you can get an rp3 which are the best ergs in existence.

        The "new" ergrow that is under $1000 is shit compared to the older Model D that was much more expensive and robust as you would find in professional gyms.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          bullshit, why tf do you lie?

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's the same exact machine with a different sticker on the side to unify their branding.

          This is why no one should take IST advice, it's all bro science from retards like this.

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    i like the funny whoosh sound it makes when i pull the handle

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's fun

      You're gonna make it

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Me too anon, me too.

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    The only exercise you need.

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't think man, got nothing to think about in life

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a complete dyel and the definition of fat, weak and cowardly. I didn't want to walk, run or swim in public so I got one. Somehow I've managed 1 hour a day for 36 days. I started off struggling to do 1000 strokes in an hour on lvl 4 of 17. Now I'm doing 1500 strokes on lvl 6 in 60-65 minutes. No idea what I'm doing so my goal is to just gradually increase the difficulty while maintaining 1500 strokes in 1 hr.

    I like it, I just put some loud music on my earphones and day dream as I row. It probably sounds pretty pathetic but the only things I've really noticed strength wise is my forearms seem a little larger and I no longer need to rest the kettle on the edge of the sink as I fill it up.

    I've only lost 5.5kg (12lbs) since I started using it which is a little disappointing as I've lost a similar amount in the preceding two months.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hella based Anon. No idea how to measure progress on a rowing machine, but what you're doing sounds like a good idea.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm curious about that too. I like to keep track of my 500 meter split time. I've gotten mine from a bit over 2 minutes at 26 strokes per minute down to a minute 40 at a constant 31 strokes per minute.

        There's also wattage to see how much power you can put down. I was hoping to reach a kilowatt but all the machines at my gym are down from either a broken strap or a busted resistance band. It's tough out here.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I've only lost 5.5kg (12lbs) since I started using it which is a little disappointing as I've lost a similar amount in the preceding two months.
      When you started you lost mostly water weight, the latter 12 pounds were actual fat and 12 pounds are nothing to scoff at, you're doing good king

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      What this guy is saying

      https://i.imgur.com/WBhupYF.jpg

      >I've only lost 5.5kg (12lbs) since I started using it which is a little disappointing as I've lost a similar amount in the preceding two months.
      When you started you lost mostly water weight, the latter 12 pounds were actual fat and 12 pounds are nothing to scoff at, you're doing good king

      Also you gained muscle so your fat loss is greater

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >$2000
    >only good for HITT
    >interferes with lifting gains due to intensity
    Just jump rope

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      rowing is low intensity wtf is up with the rowing fudders itt?

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    rowing is fun and stupid good cardio
    plus I love seeing how much energy I could generate
    everyone who rows can fuck like a god

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      gets it

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why does rowing not release any reward hormones (endocannabiods? whatever), while running does? It feels 100% like a chore.
    Shame running is so shit on the joints if you have a condition or are overweight.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have a few theories:
      1. Because rowing includes upper body while requiring good posture, it’s extremely tiring. For running and cycling, you’re just moving your legs, which are designed for cardio. As humans we are upper body centric, so lower body cardio lets us do other things like drink, wipe our sweat, change our music, etc. Swimming is also upper body and I don’t do it much, but since you’re not trying to keep your posture it may not be as bad.
      2. If you understand the numbers on the screen, then you are constantly seeing, for every stroke, your performance. That is really mentally taxing if you have a specific goal. It’s very difficult to be totally consistent especially when you’re tired, so you are constantly getting (possibly negative) feedback. In running and cycling you may get that too, but at least you can distract yourself.

      Rowing in a boat is much better, you have your environment + your team to distract you and you aren’t usually getting feedback on your force output. I get much more dopamine from water rows.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Very interesting theory. Naturally, from an evolutionary lens, humans were moulded into endurance runners. It's kinda one of our frankly imbalanced superpowers, next to others like the ability to throw, sweating, etc.
        There was no such drive towards upper body specialization -- it's just unremarkable/generic for the weight class/niche.

        I get runners high about 20mins into rowing maybe you aren’t doing it hard enough or have bad form

        I have ADHD and I have never managed to crack 10 minutes before it makes me wanna kill a cat out of boredom, even with podcasts on 2.5x speed. I use a medium-high setting, though.
        I think I'll swallow my pride and finally put a screen in front and watch YT videos or comedy anime.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I get runners high about 20mins into rowing maybe you aren’t doing it hard enough or have bad form

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I like to pretend I’m a Viking rowing my longboat on the way to do battle

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I normally row 10K every day and do straight barbell lifts. If I don't row I'll run a 4.5 mile loop by my house instead.

    Rowing is a great workout and I pass the time by listening to audio books while I row. The one bit of advice I'd give is that max resistance will fuck your lower back up so definitely dial it back.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Can I ask what your lifts are and what your split for your 10k is? I want to mix serious rowing with powerlifting and I’m thinking/researching how to balance recovery.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sure. Bench press, overhead press, squats, and Romanian deadlifts mostly, plus skull crushers, close grip bench, curls, pulldowns, and dips.

        I was doing regular deadlift but I threw out my back DLing, threw it out again DLing, then threw it out a third time picking up my toddler. So I kind of reasoned that it wasn't just fucked up technique if I could hurt it just as bad picking up a 25lb kid as I could with a barbell. I didn't do any permanent damage to my back but I felt lucky; I hit a PR at 500 and that's enough weight to seriously hurt yourself if something goes wrong.

        I feel like I cross train fairly well and rowing is a big part of that. This weekend I ran a tactical biathlon, which is running and shooting through some thick ass woods wearing a plate carrier and using night vision. Being strong enough to do something like that while not getting totally gassed for lack of cardio training is kind of my training objective.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >split for your 10k
          [...]
          Forgot to answer this. 46-48 minutes usually. Not great not terrible.

          That tactical race is badass holy shit, nice. Thanks for the info.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah man it was a good time and a good learning experience. I ended up wading into a swamp up to my balls and then bashing the fuck out of my knee on a rock because, while I have a fair amount of NVG time I definitely do not do land nav normally. My other buddy who ran it with me was an Army scout and he fell into the exact same spot and also bashed his knee so I don't feel like a total jackass for tumbling in full gear. We both limped out of there lol.

            If you are a gun enthusiast and you don't wear a size 46 gun belt (*cough* IPSIC) then I suggest you look into run n' guns, the Tactical Games, tactical biathlons, and brutality matches. They are a great smoke check and it's a good crowd out there.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >split for your 10k

        Sure. Bench press, overhead press, squats, and Romanian deadlifts mostly, plus skull crushers, close grip bench, curls, pulldowns, and dips.

        I was doing regular deadlift but I threw out my back DLing, threw it out again DLing, then threw it out a third time picking up my toddler. So I kind of reasoned that it wasn't just fucked up technique if I could hurt it just as bad picking up a 25lb kid as I could with a barbell. I didn't do any permanent damage to my back but I felt lucky; I hit a PR at 500 and that's enough weight to seriously hurt yourself if something goes wrong.

        I feel like I cross train fairly well and rowing is a big part of that. This weekend I ran a tactical biathlon, which is running and shooting through some thick ass woods wearing a plate carrier and using night vision. Being strong enough to do something like that while not getting totally gassed for lack of cardio training is kind of my training objective.

        Forgot to answer this. 46-48 minutes usually. Not great not terrible.

  12. 5 months ago
    pb_runner

    its how i warm up for my lifts every day. 15 mins rower. my best is 15 minutes, 500m time average was 2:13.
    this was on stims though. a ghost energy drink
    normally my 15 min avg time for 500m is 2:26-2:36

  13. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hurts my lower back. Spinning gives just as good cardio if not better

  14. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I bought a cheap rowing machine a month ago. Spinning bike was retarded due to being a massive fatass. I started doing excercise 4 months ago. Rowing is my favorite workout so far, i dont lift but the body comp of the scale says im gaining muscle and losing body fat like a motherfucker. The mirror confirms. Im not losing weight tho, sad face. The machine says my rhytm is 3:30.
    >inb4 shitty rhytm kys dyel
    I know, suck my dick, i can now fuck for 3 hours without pause, before doing this shit i could only bang for 20 mins before having a heart attack. I also now have constant erections and can fap 5 times a day and still keep the boner. Im happy as fuck.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Good work. What model did you buy?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        The shitty 120 from Decathlon. Im a manlet, so it works for me.

  15. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I wish the little wheel on the end was a generator and you could use it to power something.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      people generate shockingly little power relative to effort

  16. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Can someone explain to a rowlet how to avoid getting blisters on the back of my heels?
    Shorter sessions are fine but after 30 minutes I can feel the rubbing against my ankles.

    I'm on a concept 2 and wear pic related if it makes any difference.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      moleskin works but is annoying to apply every time you row. Try changing shoes and shortening the footpad on the concept2 so the strap is closer to your mdifoot, might help the heel not come up as much

  17. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Been Pete Plannin. On week 4. Feels gud.

  18. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Most of my thoughts are about rape

  19. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    These things are awesome

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