Summary of Varied Not Random #86: All about the Concept 2 Rower

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In the video, Greg from Concept Two discusses his experience with rowing machines and how they can be used to improve one's fitness. He explains how the machines work and how to adjust the settings to get the best results. He also gives tips on how to improve one's rowing technique.

  • 00:00:00 This video features Greg from Concept Two discussing his experience with and connection to rowing machines. Greg shares that he's been with Concept Two for 26 years and that he first got introduced to rowing machines while working at a paper mill in Maine. He then goes on to explain how rowers became popular in gyms and how Concept Two became known for making people vomit on their rowers. Greg concludes the video by sharing his favorite part of his job - introducing people to the joy of rowing.
  • 00:05:00 Concept 2 rowing machines are popular for their durability and simplicity, with a long history. The founder of Concept 2, brothers Peter and Dick Gacker, left the company a few years ago, but their legacy continues with the current models.
  • 00:10:00 The presenter of the video discusses Concept 2 rowing machines and how they are often used by people in the military and other professionals. They also mention that their mother used the rower for 20 years without ever using it. Eventually, the presenter got her a rower as a Christmas present and taught her how to use it. Recently, their mother rode 900 meters on the rower without ever using it again.
  • 00:15:00 The presenter describes how he converted to CrossFit, and how it has since fallen off in popularity. He recalls how he would post CrossFit workouts on the CrossFit website for anyone who happened to walk by the gym.
  • 00:20:00 The concept 2 rower has a damper on the side that can be adjusted to different levels, which affects how much air the rower sucks in and dispenses. This is important because it allows for different levels of intensity when rowing. Additionally, the video discusses how to use the damper and explains its purpose.
  • 00:25:00 The Concept 2 Rower is a machine that measures how fast the flywheel is slowing down between strokes, which is important for determining how far you can row and how strenuous the workout is. The monitor is accurate and can compare different types of rowing machines.
  • 00:30:00 The video discusses the importance of understanding the drag factor on a Concept 2 Rower, as well as how to adjust the drag factor to get the optimum workout. It also discusses the importance of practicing the rower in a comfortable and efficient manner to maximize results.
  • 00:35:00 The video discusses the concept of "varied not random" and how it applies to the rowing machine. The video also discusses how to adjust the drag factor and damper settings to make the rowing experience more enjoyable for the user.
  • 00:40:00 The author discusses the concept of drag factor and drive fighter settings for rowing, as well as split times. The author also explains that strategy does not change if the rower is rowing in meters or calories.
  • 00:45:00 This video discusses the concept of drag and how it applies to rowing. It also discusses how drag affects the speed and effectiveness of a rowing stroke.
  • 00:50:00 The video discusses the concept of drag, and how it affects rowing machines. It explains that, for shorter people, rowing on a machine with a lower drag factor will result in a faster overall workout. In order to get the best results, users should adjust the drag factor to match their personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • 00:55:00 The author of this video gives tips on how to improve one's rowing technique even if they are shorter or weaker than their competition. He emphasizes that you can't rely on a taller person to help you catch the rower and that you should focus on getting the flywheel spinning quickly.

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This video explains the features of the Concept 2 rowing machine and how it can be used for CrossFit-style workouts. The video also discusses how the machine is different from other types of rowing machines, and how it can help people improve their fitness.

  • 01:00:00 This video explains the features of a Concept 2 rowing machine, and how to keep it in good condition. It also covers how to clean the machine, and how to lubricate the chain.
  • 01:05:00 The video discusses the Concept2 Rower, which is a three-wheeled machine that is used for aerobic exercise. The Concept2 Rower is different from other types of rowing machines in that it has a hip opening and hip closing motion. This makes it easier for people to do CrossFit-style workouts. Despite its differences, the Concept2 Rower is still a popular piece of equipment for people who want to get aerobic exercise.
  • 01:10:00 In this video, Greg discusses the concept 2 roower and how it is more stressful to run the marathon road than the CrossFit Games skier event. He also talks about how the company puts money towards a charity of the viewer's choice while they are doing the challenge.
  • 01:15:00 This video explains the concept behind the VARIETY Rower and how it can help people improve their fitness. The video also features a discussion between the host and two guests, Boz and Pat, who share their ideas for future episodes.

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