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Xebex vs. Concept2Many people ask me to compare the Xebex vs. Concept2 rowing machines.

“Are they the same?” “Which is better?” “Which one should I buy?”

At first I shied away due to the Concept2 being the “Gold Standard” of rowing machines and my enjoyment for always recommending the best possible product.

I then began to receive some feedback from readers who own a Xebex and found it to be a great alternative to the Concept2.

I started to do a little more digging and started asking them some questions of my own.

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Concept2 Noise LevelI can’t tell you how many times I’ve received the question, “How loud is the Concept2 noise level while rowing?”

I usually have to write a long-winded answer because it is very difficult to describe!

Finally, I have written an article that breaks down everything you need to know about the Concept2 noise.

You can watch a video of me rowing on my Concept2 Model D and also read my opinion on the noise levels heard while rowing in different rooms of a house.

I also list a few ways to reduce rowing machine noise levels and how the Concept2 Model D noise compares to other air rowing machines.

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Bowflex Rowing MachineAre you interested in learning about the Bowflex  and Bowflex rowing machine models?

Want to learn about the different benefits like building lean muscle, increasing metabolism, lowering blood pressure, and many more!?

I break down the different benefits of using a Bowflex, as well as which Bowflex models change into a rowing machine.

I also discuss how to use each Bowflex rowing machine and the differences between “traditional” rowing and Bowflex rowing.

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Conor McGregor Rowing MachineHave you seen a Conor McGregor rowing machine workout on “The Mac Life” or “UFC Embedded”?

Are you wondering why McGregor and other UFC stars are starting to incorporate rowing into their training regime?

Rowing machines provide a ton of full-body benefits that transfer well into fighting inside the Octagon.

Whether it’s the benefits of a full body workout, losing weight, cardio improvements, or being low-impact, a rowing machine is one piece of fitness equipment all MMA athletes should use.

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Rowing Kettlebell WorkoutLooking to add a rowing kettlebell workout to your exercise routine?

Well, you should and I’ll tell you why!

A rowing and kettlebell workout is one of the best ways to get a full-body “functional” workout.

Each exercise is a true “strength” and “endurance” movement.

Adding variation to your workouts will help you burn more calories, shed more fat, and gain lean muscle. It also helps keep you engaged and working out longer!

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Concept2 AccessoriesLooking to add some top Concept2 accessories to your  rowing collection?

I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 items you need to make the most of your Concept2 rowing experience.

A few people may buy some recommended accessories with their Concept2 Rower but most just start rowing with gear they have lying around their house.

After rowing for a few sessions they may realize they need a few items to make their sessions more comfortable like a Concept2 seat pad or rowing machine gloves.

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Water vs. Air Rowing MachineOnce a week I get asked, “What is the difference between a water vs. air rowing machine?”

I usually write a long-winded response, so I’ve decided to answer the question once and for all.

Most people can look at a water rower or air rower and describe the basic differences.

However, they won’t be able to describe some of the key similarities and differences that I breakdown in this article.

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Air vs. Magnetic Rowing MachineRecently many people have asked me, “What is the difference between an air vs. magnetic rowing machine?”

While many people can use their imagination to make a decent educated guess, I’m sure a lot don’t even know both exist!

Most people see a rowing machine in a gym and don’t think, “Is this an air or magnetic rower?” They just hop on and start rowing!

While both workout the same muscles, have the same functionality, and require the same technique, there are quite a few differences.

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Concept2 SlidesLooking for a complete guide to the Concept2 slides?

I break down what they are, why you should use them, and how they are used!

Concept2 is the only rowing machine that enables a user to convert from a static rower to a dynamic rower by adding erg slides.

Don’t worry, I explain all of this too.

This conversion to dynamic rowing gives users a more “on the water” feel and more closely resembles the mechanics of OTW rowing. Read the rest of this entry

Black Friday Rowing Machine DealWith the holiday season right around the corner many people want to know how they can find Black Friday rowing machine deals.

For years Black Friday has been the best shopping day of the year with huge discounts!

These huge savings also means huge lines at the retail stores, with some people lining up for days and hours before the sales begin. Read the rest of this entry