dbw - dirtbikeworld.net Members Forums

Go Back   dbw - dirtbikeworld.net Members Forums > General Forums > Health, Well Being & Fitness


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-05-2016
Oldscool's Avatar
Oldscool Oldscool is online now
DBW Clubman
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 400
Rowing machines

Gday all.

My wife and I are looking to get a little fitter and stronger. She wants to tone up and I want to build upper body strength to increase riding time and reduce recovery time.
I suggested a rowing machine due to low impact, good upper body work out and quiet.
I'm hoping some of you have had experience with these machines and can offer some of the pros and cons around them.

Cheers.
__________________
Im just an athlete trapped in a fat body.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-05-2016
pecker's Avatar
pecker pecker is online now
dbw Pro Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 4,659
There is a whole thread on here about them (concept 2)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
2014 450EXC
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-05-2016
Oldscool's Avatar
Oldscool Oldscool is online now
DBW Clubman
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 400
Oh yeah, found it. Perhaps I should have had a look first.
Cheers pecker.
__________________
Im just an athlete trapped in a fat body.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-05-2016
321's Avatar
321 321 is online now
dbw Factory Pro
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: geelong
Posts: 537
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldscool View Post
Gday all.

My wife and I are looking to get a little fitter and stronger. She wants to tone up and I want to build upper body strength to increase riding time and reduce recovery time.
I suggested a rowing machine due to low impact, good upper body work out and quiet.
I'm hoping some of you have had experience with these machines and can offer some of the pros and cons around them.

Cheers.
Rowing is mostly in the legs its not what you would get on to work the upper body . Most people you see rowing in the gym are doing it very wrong . Still very good fitness training for riding . second hand concept 2 is the go
__________________
2011 YZ250F
2008 CRF250X
2008 WR450F
2004 YZ240F
1991 DR250
1975 TC100 !
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-05-2016
shawbagga's Avatar
shawbagga shawbagga is offline
dbw Pro Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Eaton, WA
Posts: 1,218
Great cardio workout. No good for dodgy knees!
__________________
'10 WR300 & '13 WR165
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-05-2016
anthony_1978's Avatar
anthony_1978 anthony_1978 is offline
Prime Monostar.
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: MONO TOWN
Posts: 10,407
Quote:
Originally Posted by shawbagga View Post
Great cardio workout. No good for dodgy knees!
i dislocated my knee a year ago and found rowing and cycling helped strengthen my legs. its low impact and helped me get a lot fitter. the best thing about rowing is watching moto vids while doing a workout
__________________
Do a mono
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-05-2016
shawbagga's Avatar
shawbagga shawbagga is offline
dbw Pro Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Eaton, WA
Posts: 1,218
Probly is good workout for some but after did my ACL it was cycling, swimming n rowing was main rehab. Rowing felt terrible n knee would blow up be sore for days afterwards. Think it was the constant bending n if you're doin it properly most of ya power cums from ya legs so not as low impact as swimmin or even cycling IMHO. Flexibility(lack of) in that knee didn't help wen tryin to constantly squat. Wasn't great for groin muscles either being tall. 12 years later rowing machines still make me cringe! Closest I've been to throwing up in the gym after doin time trials on em!
__________________
'10 WR300 & '13 WR165
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-05-2016
DYKWIA DYKWIA is offline
dbw Pro
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by 321 View Post
Rowing is mostly in the legs its not what you would get on to work the upper body . Most people you see rowing in the gym are doing it very wrong . Still very good fitness training for riding . second hand concept 2 is the go
If you are using a concept2 and are using mostly legs, you are doing it wrong.
I train with a concept2 using the correct technique and legs have almost no part in rowing.

The stomach and upper body cop a hiding, as does the cardio.

http://www.concept2.com.au/indoor-ro.../common-errors
__________________
Cheers
DYKWIA
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-05-2016
shawbagga's Avatar
shawbagga shawbagga is offline
dbw Pro Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Eaton, WA
Posts: 1,218
Wat do u push off with every stroke? I agree it is a very good cardio/core workout but reckon legs play a very big part also!
__________________
'10 WR300 & '13 WR165
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-05-2016
DYKWIA DYKWIA is offline
dbw Pro
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by shawbagga View Post
Wat do u push off with every stroke? I agree it is a very good cardio/core workout but reckon legs play a very big part also!
Legs, but there is almost no resistance, on purpose.
Very little effort is needed to roll back, certainly not designed to work the legs.
__________________
Cheers
DYKWIA
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mud machines anthony_1978 Videos including Helmet Cam footage 1 04-05-2016 12:09 PM
Rowing technique video Arctra Health, Well Being & Fitness 1 31-10-2015 07:00 AM
Coffee Pod machines dirtpilot72 Off Track Talk 37 31-10-2014 08:45 AM
Rowing machines, what to get, what to avoid Dirt_Devil Off Track Talk 13 02-04-2013 08:43 PM
Rowing Machines-Any Advice?? Blas'e Off Track Talk 3 16-11-2008 10:19 PM



All times are GMT +11. The time now is 10:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.