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No, no, no!

Some people don’t realise that getting on a rowing machine, and wacking the resistance up to 10 doesn’t really help, or make you fitter. In fact, it actually makes it easier to go faster (you get a greater force to push against).

It’s like putting your bike into top gear to start off with. It’ll be hard at first, but after a while (and once you are up to a suitable speed), it’ll actually be easier to go faster.

I can do the time that they are talking about, at about resistance level 4 (about that of a boat), but I just don’t see the point of having level 10 on a machine. People are just going to put the level on there because they think that it’ll make them look better.

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  1. Podz
    April 9th, 2005 at 12:05 | #1

    I didn’t know that.
    I’d not been told …. now I do know though, I’ll row at a lower number.

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