The Concept 2 Rowing Workout Equipment – Better Look at Its Special Features

The Concept 2 Rowing Workout Equipment – Better Look at Its Special Features

Article by Laura Ledesma

Concept 2 rowing machines made their debut some decades ago in 1981. The company is located in Vermont where the winters can be extremely cold with a good deal of snow. That was the driving thought to come up with a means by which professional rowers and hobbyists would not have to wait for summer to participate their sport. From the get-go, this company wanted to include the best engineering and technology available in their rowing machines. I have the unique view to write about this since I have owned a Concept 2 for almost 10 years. I will go further into details relating to the more notable qualities of this workout machine.

The Concept 2 company produces the Model D and E with the latter being pricier. However, the Model D rowing machine can be purchased with separate options depending on your needs. The essential accessory that comes with every Concept 2 rower is the PM3 or PM4 performance monitor. If you want a better monitor with the Model D rowing machine, then you will have to pick out the D model with the improved monitor. The other pick, which is costlier, is the E rower with the PM4 performance monitor. The Model E is priced two to three hundred fifty dollars more than the Model D based on which performance monitor you select.

The performance monitors, PM3 and PM4, are sleek designs that provide the most essential metrics for monitoring your pulse rate and rowing stats. Your heart rate is monitored by a device that you place across your chest. There is no discomfort when using this sensor as it is very thin with an adjustable spandex strap. As soon as you start use the rowing machine, you will be preoccupied enough to the point where you will easily forget about it. The info from the monitoring device is actually transmitted to the PM3 or PM4 for processing and display.

The Concept 2 design utlizes a flywheel assembly that you will use to produce the resistance and simulate rowing. The flywheel is held inside a plastic housing so you cannot touch it while it is in motion. The way you modify the difficulty level with rowing is a mechanical, and manual, lever on the flywheel. If you are thinking this is something that will generate a noisy environment, then that is not the case because this rowing machine is very quiet. During rowing operations, the fan-like flywheel lets out a low whirring sound, and you can feel the air movement at certain angles. However, I can tell you after many years of use that the sound of the moving flywheel is no distraction at all. All in all, you could easily use a Concept 2 rower in the next room without rousing others.

You can observe how quickly you row, plus other information, from the PM3 or PM4 monitors. There are sufficient data types to fulfill the needs of either professional rowers or someone who wants a great workout. And so it all comes down to your reasons for using the rower beyond the basic desire to get and stay in shape. This mainly depends on whether you are rowing for general fitness, or if you row competitively and what level you participate in.

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