Anybody use one of these? There's a few in my gym but no one is ever on 'em, they just use the treadmills and stairsteppers.
I've heard it's a great cardio workout, low impact, high intensity
>It's very effective, but if you're actually using it hard, you will feel like you're being tortured.
>you'll feel like a god. Or at least like you boxed with one.
>Feels amazing, no fear of injuries, burns a ton of calories
Don't listen to the chuckle fucks saying no injury and no strain on the back and high resistance bs. Rowing has its own set of common injuries like any other sport, chief among them is lower back problems. This is especially true if you set the drag factor ("resistance") high. Do yourself a favour and do lumbar prehab and don't keep hitting that drag factor as high as possible. The meter on the concept 2 machines is under nearly all conditions unaffected by differences in drag since it just measures the amount of torque you apply, so getting a good split needs as much work at 1 as at 10
This. Competitive rowers train with a concept 2's resistance set at 3 or 4, as this lets most people work efficiently and mimics the resistance of a boat on water most closely.
Going higher than that is kinda pointless but can make it easier to get s good time over a super short distance (something only bored rowers do).