My first day with my indoor rowing machine

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Rowingforfun55
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My first day with my indoor rowing machine

Post by Rowingforfun55 » October 7th, 2020, 4:46 pm

So this is day 1. My excitement is through the roof. I bought a brand new concept 2 rower and set it up myself. I love rowing and hope to whip myself into shape. Any advice for this newbie?

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Re: My first day with my indoor rowing machine

Post by mict450 » October 7th, 2020, 5:05 pm

Welcome to the forum. Pull up a log & sit by the fire. Best place to start is here:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=185257
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Re: My first day with my indoor rowing machine

Post by Dangerscouse » October 8th, 2020, 1:03 am

Good luck with it all, stay patient, stay humble and always keep learning. The link that Eric has pasted covers everything you need to start with.
46 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:24; 6k= 21:09; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,428m 60mins= 16,331m HM= 1:18:25; FM= 2:45:49; 50k= 3:21:14; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Re: My first day with my indoor rowing machine

Post by dingrr » October 8th, 2020, 10:31 am

Welcome. Start with technique and take it slow. Before you know it, you be a pro!

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Re: My first day with my indoor rowing machine

Post by lindsayh » October 9th, 2020, 6:02 am

welcome indeed - the erg is a great fitness tool
take it slowly to start and go steady - don't race your training
concentrate on technique - read the thread above and follow the links to videos etc - there is a huge amount of useful information for beginners here
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