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

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

Article by Laura Ledesma

Concept 2 rowing exercise equipment began making their appearance a few decades ago in 1981. They are created and shipped from Vermont, and the company created this rower simply because they were so aware of the need to train during winter months. So it figures that creating a high quality rowing machine for indoor use would be a great idea. However, they intentionally wanted to construct the very best rowers possible using intelligent design principles. I have the unique position to write about this since I have been using a Concept 2 for almost a decade. I will go further into details touching on the more important qualities of this exercise equipment.

You will find two models of its rowing workout machine available, the Model D and E. The Model E is available just as you see it, but the Model D comes with a choice of performance monitor. The performance monitors are called, PM3 or PM4, and they accompany each rowing machine. If you need a better monitor with the Model D rower, then you will have to choose the D model with the improved monitor. The Model E rowing exercise machine is accompanied by the PM4 performance monitor as standard equipment. The Model E is priced two to three hundred fifty dollars more than the Model D based on which monitoring device you choose.

You will be able to see how well you are progressing with the performance monitors as well as monitoring your pulse. There is an enclosed pulse monitoring device worn across your chest, and there is a strap that keeps it in place. This monitoring device is very low profile and made of rubber, and the strap you use with it is like spandex and is easily adjustable. I can tell you from what I have experienced that it will not even be thought of while you are rowing. There are no wires either since the data is transmitted to the performance monitor.

The only thing needed is the resistance to make you work while rowing, and that is attained with a flywheel on the front of the rowing machine. The flywheel is placed in an appropriately designed housing for safety intents. The way you alter the degree of difficulty with rowing is a mechanical, and manual, lever on the flywheel. When you are rowing you will hear the seat travel backward and forward, the chain movement and the whir of wind from the flywheel, and the noise level is very low. The flywheel revolves when you row, and it produces a soft air movement that is extremely quiet. This moving air sound from the flywheel assembly is like a fan that is moving at a very low speed setting. You could put this rowing exercise machine in just about any room and easily use it without creating noise.

Either performance monitor also allows you to watch various kinds of data about your rowing in real time. Some of the available performance metrics include total rowing time, total distance rowed, 500 meter split times and number of strokes per minute. Your particular needs will tell you what you want to keep track of and what is not so crucial. Assuming you are a competitive rower, you will probably pay attention to different stats from other competitive rowers.

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