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

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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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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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