Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine

Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine

Cocept2 Model D
Concept2 are well known manufacturers of rowing equipment based in Vermont, USA. They are probably best known for their Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine, which can be found in most gyms and is considered the standard training machine for world-class rowers.
Whether you already row or are considering rowing as a way to keep in shape, compete on the water, or cross train for another sport, the Concept2 Model D indoor rowing machine is a terrific choice. There are several benefits rowing can offer over other exercises: it will exercise your whole body, including the arms, legs, chest, back, and abs; the low-impact rhythm is very easy on the knees and ankles; it will burn a lot of calories because it uses so many muscle groups; and it will also releave stress,Urban Decay Makeup. The Concept2 Model d is used worldwide by Olympic athletes, cardiac rehab patients, and every caliber of rower in between. Rowing provides superb total-body cardiovascular conditioning in a smooth impact-free exercise.
PM3 Performance Monitor
The Model D comes with a PM3 performance monitor that accurately tracks your distance, speed, pace, calories, and watts, with five display options for rowers data, force curve, rowing with a pace boat, bar chart, and large print. The monitor also provides easy menu-driven operation, letting you access a powerful list of features, including preset and favorite workouts, trials against a previous performance or pace boat, FISH games, animated rowers that teach techniques, and multiple language options. If motivation is what you need, you find it in Concept2’s online challenges, Million Meter Club, and online ranking.
The Concept2 Model d is also notably comfortable, with an ergonomic handle that allows for a natural arm and hand position; an aluminum rail capped with a stainless-steel track for smooth seat movements; and adjustable Flex-foot footrests. Other details include a removable LogCard that stores your workout data and personal preferences; built-in heart rate monitoring with an optional Polar receiver (sold separately); a USB interface for easy data transfer to a PC or Mac; caster wheels for quick mobility; and a collapsible design for efficient transport and storage.
Indoor rowing machine with sliding seat for complete total body workouts
Quiet flywheel minimizes noise while providing smooth feel of water rowing
Lets rowers choose between sleek, fast boat and slow, heavy boat
PM3 performance monitor tracks your distance, speed, pace, and calories
Requires footprint of 9 x 4 feet; 500-pound capacity; 5-year frame warranty
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I wanted an exercise machine for an upper body workout and I got more than what I bargained for+++. It came in a coffin sized box and this 65 yr old single lady figured how to put it together easily. It about 9 feet long and a foot wide. Excitedly, the first day, I rowed 25 strokes/minute for an hour. The second day-the same. It quiet and I could watch TV while becoming a row master. That night, I thought my butt ached. Next morning realized I had rowed my tailbone to oblivion and had blister on it!!! I overdid it. Solution: covered the seat with a pad I had on a barstool. Perfect. Also could wear padded biker shorts, and while my blister healed, stuck a sanitary napkin in the seat of my pants for more cushioning. Jump to two weeks later is gone. Have curtailed my rowing to 30 minute sessions which I find is ideal. I get a tremendous arm, upper back, leg and butt workout without the pressure on my joints. I highly recommend the machine. BTW, I own a treadmill that I had to have repaired. The repairman was the person who recommended the Concept 2 Rowing machine. He was so right. By Carol Green (Hendersonville, NC)
I started rowing at my gym, where they used the concept2 model D. After awhile, I found that mostly what I was doing at the gym was using the rower, so I decided to buy my own. Maybe expensive, but not really when I know that I probably be using this rower for the rest of my life (I 40 now). It holds up really well. The concept2s at the gym are used heavily and show no signs of wear other than that the instructional stickers on the frame have been worn off.
I have put over 3,780,000 meters on mine with 488 workouts with an average time per workout of 45 minutes. It has held up beautifully with very little maintenance other than occasionally lubing the chain (which is very easy to do; I prefer to use my bike lube).
I really like that they send you the concept2 newsletter as well and it has been useful and motivating. You also become a member of this concept2 user community that is out there and you can post your stats on the web site and compete in events and stuff, though I haven done these things yet. It is nice to be part of the community even if you don really participate in it.
I like to watch tv as I row. I do have to turn up the volume fairly loud (the rower is not noisy exactly, but it can be hard to hear dialog sometimes; dvds with no english subtitles piss me off). The sound of the rower itself is actually kind of relaxing and sounds similar to a fan being turned off and on).
This and my powerblock weight set are investments I really happy with and I be using for the rest of my life. By Isaac Fischer (sacramento, ca United States)
I have had a Concept 2 model D for about 7 years now and it works just as good today as it did when I bought it. I have a PM3 monitor and a wireless heart rate monitor that I use with it. If you are serious about working out at home a Concept 2 rowing machine is what you want. Here is what I love about it:
1) Very well built, you will be hard pressed to find something in a comercial gym that is built better! I have used this machine hard for 7 years and have never had an issue. Furthermore, if you were to have an issue replacement parts can be purchased relatively cheaply. Also, because the machine is relatively simple, most could replace parts easily. Also, keep in mind that a Concept 2 machine is the standard for professional rowers and rowing clubs around the world.
2) Low maintenance, I clean my machine about twice a year and occasionally add some oil to the chain.
3) Tracking your Health! I have a card reader that I use to plug the card from the PM3 monitor into the computer. With concepts free software it is easy to upload your workouts into an online database. I can track all of my workouts over the past 7 years! The duration, distance, strokes per minute, split times, heart rate, etc of all your workouts are recorded on the logcard. Therefore, it is simple to track your progress day by day, month by month, year by year! I also have a elliptical machine I paid twice as much for, but it tracks no personal data over time and therefore is a huge disappointment compared to my rower.
4) The online Concept 2 community rocks! There are many thousands of people from all over the world that regularly log their Concept 2 workouts online. As well concept 2 hosts regular challenges and regularly gives out prices. You can compete against others in these challenges or simply compete against yourself. You can also join a virtual rowing team (of which there are hundreds) and compete against other rowing teams. Again, nothing fancy here just a wonderful tool to keep one motivated which is what it is all about.
4) It is simple! Nothing fancy about a Concept 2 if you wan bells and whistles that keep you excited for the first few days you use a piece of equipment, look elsewhere. If you wan a great workout get a Concept 2.
5) The machine itself is relatively light and low key. It is no problem to unhook the machine and move it around if you want to. Some even travel with their machines to rowing events. However, if you just want to leave the machine in one place fine. It is long, about 7 feet, but certainly does not overtake a room.
I do not write many reviews, I save them only for the best and the worst. This machine is the best! One usually has to pay about 10 times this much to get such a well built and reliable piece of exercise equipment. By S.
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