Are you SHORT and you find it incredibly tough to get meters or calories on the Concept 2 Rower?
I did too for many years. I tried rowing 3-4x a week, I tried pulling harder, and I even did a row bodybuilding cycle for 8 weeks to try to build my back so that my biceps wouldn’t get so goddamn fatigued!
They were pulling an extra 10-20 cm on me, and leaning back didn’t solve the problem, that’s when it hit me!
Adding these 2 tips to my rowing, I was able to instantly able to go from rowing 900-1100 Cals per hour to 1200-1400 Cals per hour.
Instead of trying to pull the rower FURTHER back like the tall guys, I decided to go as close to the screen as possible, by thinking “Touch the screen”
I can gain a few extra inches, and utilise LEG DRIVE, rather than pulling with my biceps, a far more efficient way to row
I hope these two tips served you as well as they served me! They improved my rowing ability and allowed me to keep up with the taller guys during competition.
Coach | Beast | Trainer
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