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My goal is 7500/30:00. I can barely go that pace for 10min, but someday we'll get there. I just know it.
seated rows are my favorite lift and ive been thinking about trying one of these but have never used one. ik theyre for cardio but do you get solid gains from it as well?
If you're one of those normies without body dysmorphia who think swimmers looked jacked then yes. Otherwise just look at competitive indoor rowers (it's a sport as sad as it sounds).
I got 19 mins yesterday morning. I’m trying to get it to 15
I'm looking at picking up a row machine for my apartment so that I can keep up with cardio once winter sets in. Any recommendations for $600 or less?
Unironically a used Concept2. Check Facebook marketplace, it's rare, but htey can be found for that price, and they can last for hundreds of millions of meters
$6-700 is the going rate for a (very) lightly used C2. I got mine during covid for $700 and it's literally brand new, guy did less than 10 sessions on it
I get gassed so fast from this. I'm not getting any faster but I don't feel like I'm going to die anymore.
i cant figure this thing out, i want to love it but it doesn't get me anywhere near as gassed as running or stairmaster. im probably doing something wrong
It's a big flywheel so the resistance increases the harder you pull on the chain. I was a decent high school rower (1:45.0 split 5k) and the two things to work off of are:
1) making sure you're loading up the handle as effectively as you can, e.g. keeping the arms straight with tension, "hanging" off the handle, literally taking your weight off the seat and putting it all into your hands and feet, keeping solid tension between the driving legs and the back leveraging that drive
2) making it easy on yourself on the recovery, getting your shoulders get past your hips before you start to bring your knees back up so you don't wreck your hip flexors, keeping the handle at the height you want to be pulling it at so you don't waste the start of your drive, leaning forward far enough to actually use your back when you pull, etc etc
you can try using the force curve graph to help make sure you're pulling properly, you want a nice smooth parabola. a grown man should be able to sustain a 2:00 pace at 20 s/m for as long as he can jog 8:00 miles, if he's doing it right
Is seated rows a good replacement for rowing? The only difference that I can see with it is that a Rower has a movable seat, and I don't know if the moving seat is that much of a difference than simply doing seated rows on my Cage.
With a rower you have to jank the handle as hard and fast as you can. If you do that on a cable machine you'll break it almost immediately.
Not even close. Seat rows work the back and lats, rowing is almost entirely legs. If you row with your arms instead, you'll get tons of back pain and lumbar strain with longer sessions.
Its completely different but if you are just going for cardio you can get that on the seated row machine as well. The problem is your cables will wear out fairly quickly if you do 15 minutes every day.
how do you regulate your heart rate on these things?
>just pull slower, bro?
Find a pace at which you can go for a longer period without cardiac drift, i.e. your heart rate climbing. At the beginning, especially if you're never done cardio, that'll necessarily be slow.
How do I even get better at this, what workout to follow?
>inb4 just row
Also, my back hurts from this thing so I've been using a lifting belt when erging
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