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Concept 2 Rowing Machine

Updated on November 26, 2015

Why Rowing Machines Are a Terrific Way To Get Fit and Slim Down

I love Concept 2 Rowing Machines for indoor fitness.

Often when we think of rowing we will imagine the scenario of the photo to the right or possibly a single rowboat on a picturesque lake.

If you have ever been rowing you know what a great physical workout you get.

It feels as though you have worked every single muscle in your body, and practically have.

Concept 2 Rowing Machines are the most popular brand of home rowing machines

Whether in a boat or using an indoor rowing machine will work your upper body, your lower body and your core, giving you toned definition from your shoulders all the way down to your ankles.

Exercising on Concept 2 machines rival any other form of home workout and in fact will give you a better muscle workout than most other pieces of fitness equipment.

Your workout will be both aerobic and muscle building!

On this page we will take a look at one of the most popular models for home fitness.

Exercises For Your Rowing Machine

Concept 2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine

If you are looking for a commercial grade piece of fitness equipment, yet is priced for the home fitness enthusiast then you have come to the right spot.

Did you know that Concept 2 Indoor Rowers are used worldwide by Olympic athletes, cardiac rehab patients, retired men and women and the rest of us who want a full body toning and cardiovascular workout but want one the is impact-free?

Rowing once was extremely popular, then when aerobics style classes became popular they took a back seat. However they continued to be used by fitness trainers and professional athletes.

Now that celebrities are using them more and more they are back and those who continued to use wondered why it took them so long to realize what a good workout you can get in your own home.

Lets take a quick look at a few of the highlights. The sliding seat allows for a full body workout - how many piece of fitness equipment can say that?

Free online motivational tools such as the Concept 2 online logbook, rowing challenges and training forum where you can share your successes and tips with others. You can also get encouragement when your motivation begins to fail.

Smooth and quiet flywheel for smooth operation. This helps your body to remain relaxed while working out giving you deep down muscle exertion.

The PM3 performance monitor tracks your distance, speed, pace, and calories so that you always know how close you are to your goals. Not close at all? You'll know and be able to change your workouts to get back on track.

The Model D allows rowers to choose between sleek, fast boat and slow or heavy boat rowing motions. By being able to vary your workouts and movements you will be able to avoid muscle plateau and to continually move towards your fitness goals

Very natural rowing movements are easier on the body and feel more natural.

A removable LogCard that stores your workout data and personal preferences so you can keep track of your workouts and know where you are headed next.

This rower does have hart rate monitoring capabilities however, the Polar receiver is not included and is sold separately.

The Model D even has a USB interface for easy data transfer to a PC or Mac.

Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine (Gray)
Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine (Gray)

The Model D is built so solidly that it can accommodate a user up to 500 pounds.

Yet it weighs only 57 pounds!

As I had mentioned above, these are just a few of the highlights, this machine does have a lot more to it.

I think that once you click through the link below, read over the customer reviews, you'll agree that the Model D is an amazing piece of exercise equipment and will give you a great non-impact aerobic and muscle building workout.


On average 30 minutes of rowing on an indoor rowing machine will

burn 250 - 350 calories

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      Teamsport LM 3 years ago

      Rowing is and will always be the best sport! Both for your fitness and your general happiness. You will never be able to experience such a great team spirit as you do in rowing ;)