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Old 01-24-2014, 01:38 PM   #981
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5 minutes on my brand new Concept2 rowing machine, 50W, 25 spm. First workout on it.
Trying to ease into it slowly. Love it; smooth as glass.

Then a half hour on my stationary bike.

Our gym is closed until Feb 1 for remodeling, and it is cold with sleet and drizzle outside.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:09 AM   #982
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5 minutes on my brand new Concept2 rowing machine, 50W, 25 spm. First workout on it.
Trying to ease into it slowly. Love it; smooth as glass.

Then a half hour on my stationary bike.

Our gym is closed until Feb 1 for remodeling, and it is cold with sleet and drizzle outside.
Seems like you are becoming a cardio junky. It was certainly a surprise to see the weather in Baton Rouge and NO. Hopefully it is warming up today. Enjoy the Concept2!
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:30 AM   #983
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Seems like you are becoming a cardio junky. It was certainly a surprise to see the weather in Baton Rouge and NO. Hopefully it is warming up today. Enjoy the Concept2!
Thanks! I am hoping that my doctor will be pleasantly surprised that I finally took up more cardio just as he advised. I think the rowing machine combines strength and cardio nicely. Still, I will be glad to get back to weight lifting at the gym in February when it re-opens.

My planned workout today will be the same as yesterday; stationary bike for maybe 30-45 minutes, and Concept2 for 5-10 minutes. I want to ease into the Concept2 slowly while focusing on good form. I have to fight the tendency to want to go "all out" on that machine, and I do want to avoid potential injuries. So, a cautious beginning seems in order. I love my new Concept2, though! It is just smooth as silk, and what a great addition to my home gym.

Yes, after freezing rain last night, we are expecting temperatures approaching 60F today! Simply amazing. Maybe I will add a short walk outside to my workout today.
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No workout today. Nursing a flu. Never can decide whether to workout or not when I have flu. Today I just felt like resting so I can recover quickly.
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Workout today will be the same as yesterday - an hour of shoveling snow
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Workout today will be the same as yesterday - an hour of shoveling snow
I see that we are doing the same exercise plan!
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Took the dog for a 30-minute brisk walk early this morning, as usual. Came back, had breakfast, did my pullups, then took the kayak out in the bay. Paddled for 40 minutes against the wind to get where I wanted to go, then let the wind blow me back home (as I fished). I figure that's about enough exercise for today.........going to sit in the sun outside and read for a while now
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What was Your Workout Today?

I think Ha Ha and W2R are secret employees of Concept2...working their sales magic via this forum. Now I've bought one too! I tried a Fluid E316 yesterday to convince myself I could really operate a rower...then ordered the Concept2/D this morning thru Amazon.
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I think Ha Ha and W2R are secret employees of Concept2...working their sales magic via this forum. Now I've bought one too! I tried a Fluid E316 yesterday to convince myself I could really operate a rower...then ordered the Concept2/D this morning thru Amazon.
happy2bretired, I love mine and hope you like yours too! Mine is also a Model D like yours. I had used these rowers at my gym, and so I expected to like it but what I didn't expect is how smooth the action is compared to the "beaters" (well used rowers) at the gym.

I have injured my back before on a Concept2, and that is easy to do sometimes if one goes all out and/or does not pay sufficient attention to form. So, I am being especially cautious to pay close attention to my form and to start gently and build up more slowly than I would otherwise. In the literature you will get with your Model D, Concept2 includes addresses of videos on their website illustrating the correct form.

I love the Concept2 because it combines strength and cardio and because it is more interesting and fun for me than most cardio.

Edited to add: BTW, quite a few of us like the Concept2! Here's a thread about it.

Concept2 One Month Report

Today: 10 minutes, 61 Watts ave, 27 spm, 1693 meters. Tension set to level 5.
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Thanks W2R...can't wait. I promise I will go slowly. I like new toys!
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Thanks W2R...can't wait. I promise I will go slowly. I like new toys!
Me too! We are going to have such fun with our new rowing machines.
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I am doing P90X with 100 extra weighted chin-ups on the resistance days and extra cardio on the plyometrics, yoga and kenpo days.
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Overhead Press
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Extra inspiration from big dogs being in the house: Demarcus Ware, Jay Ratliff, Drake Nevis, Josh Hamilton and former great Russell Maryland.
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20 min on each: eliptical, treadmill and recumbent bike
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Took a 45 minute walk with DH. Some sidewalks were still snow covered. Felt great to get out and walk with the sun shining.
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20 min on each: eliptical, treadmill and recumbent bike
That is close to what I do. I do the elliptical last - try to get my heart rate up to 145-150 for at least the last 5 minutes.
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