Concept2 Model D vs. Model EChoosing between the Concept2 Model D vs. the Concept2 Model E may be one of the hardest decisions in the world!

Ok, obviously not true but still very difficult.

It’s never an easy decision to narrow down your choices when making a big-ticket purchase such as a rowing machine.

It’s even more difficult when the two items are very similar!

When comparing the Concept2 Model D vs. E you will see a lot of similarities but there are some key differences. Read the rest of this entry

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rowing machine abs benefitsI get asked a lot of questions about rowing machine abs benefits.

Mainly, asking if rowing is a great workout for building better abs.

While I always had my personal opinion based on how a rowing machine effected me, I decided to dig into this question deeper.

I wanted to truly see how a rowing machine benefits abs. Read the rest of this entry

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Rowing Machine vs. TreadmillWhich is better, a treadmill or rowing machine

A lot of people ask this question so they can better understand what piece of equipment to use.

While this is a tough match up, when I put the rowing machine vs. treadmill through a few tests, there was only one winner!

This topic is dear to my heart because I used to be an avid runner, both indoors and outdoors.

Then I sadly obtained a few injuries that prevented me from running long distance. After my leg injuries, I discovered the many wonderful benefits of rowing on an indoor rowing machine. Read the rest of this entry

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Differences between indoor and outdoor rowingWhether it’s outdoor rowing in a boat or indoors on a rowing machine, there’s nothing like rowing to give yourself a full-body workout!

Both forms are guaranteed to get your heart rate going and provide a killer total-body workout!

While the two are similar in nature, there are a lot of differences between indoor and outdoor rowing.

Some of these differences are hard to detect, unless you’ve had the chance to try both. Read the rest of this entry

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2K Erg TestThinking of performing a 2k erg test?

Want to know the best tips for strategy and preparation?

I’ve scoured the internet to find the best strategy and preparation tips before completing a 2k row.

If you are reading this article, I assume you know the 2k is the gold standard of rowing races.

It is used to compare yourself to other rowers around the world and gauge how fit you are overall.

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Used Rowing Machine for SaleYou want a rowing machine but they are so expensive!

Well, why not buy a Concept 2 used rowing machine for sale on Craigslist or Ebay for 50% off!!?

The goal of this article is to teach you to find a great used rowing machine for sale by using a variety of techniques to see listings fast.

Originally I wanted to write a guide about buying used rowing machines on Craigslist but then I noticed two things.

The extremely high demand for used Concept 2 rowers for sale and some great deals on Ebay. Read the rest of this entry

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Rowing Machine House of CardsI’ve finally caved and decided to acknowledge the “House of Cards Rowing Machine.”

Too many readers have asked me questions like, “What is the rowing machine on House of Cards?” or “Is this the Frank Underwood rowing machine?”

Every time I laugh at how such a popular rowing machine became even more popular by being used by a fictitious politician in a drama series.

While at first I snarkily critiqued Kevin Spacey’s form, I then began to enjoy the newfound popularity brought to this piece of exercise equipment and was happy for the success of the brand. Read the rest of this entry

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Rowing Machine Calories BurnedMany people purchase a rowing machine to help them get in shape and lose weight. The best formula for losing weight is to burn more calories than you take in.

Calculating the calories burned on a rowing machine can be very difficult and it is a question that often comes up.

Rowing machine calories burned while working out are difficult to calculate because there are so many factors in the calculation such as age, weight, heart rate, intensity, time, etc.

In this article I hope to go over exactly how to calculate calories burned while rowing, how to burn the the most calories, and other factors that contribute to burning calories and weight loss.

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What Does a Rowing Machine Do For Your Body“What does a rowing machine do for your body?”

Is this the thought that runs through your mind as you walk past one in the gym?

Each piece of equipment in a gym has a specific purpose for your body.

So you begin to go through each piece.

Free weights and weight machines are for strength training. Treadmills, ellipticals and bikes are for cardiovascular exercise.

But rowing machines? What is their purpose? Read the rest of this entry

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Static vs. Dynamic RowerSo you’ve decided to buy a rowing machine but can’t decide between a static vs. dynamic rower?

There are a lot of options to weigh which makes it a very difficult decision!

Plus, there isn’t much information on the internet about which is better or which type will fit your needs.

Even Olympic Rowers debate about which type is actually better! Read the rest of this entry

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