Water Rower

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by hollywood9826, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. hollywood9826

    hollywood9826 Semi-Pro

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    I'm thinking about getting one and like the idea of actual water giving the resistence. I am pretty much sold on the rowing machine being the best in home piece of cardio equiment for me to use.

    Has anyone used one that would be able to chime in and compare to a similarly priced rowing machine lie a concept 2?
     
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  2. mary fierce

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    1) the waterrowers are overpriced compared to alternatives. I paid 200 for a PreCor rower I'm very happy with, the water machines start at close to 1000.
    2) water is heavy. the machine may not be easy to move once it's loaded.
    3) a mess if it leaks.
    4) resistance is resistance. water may be inferior to other forms of resistance for all you know, and there's no reason to think it's any better.
    5) rowing is not the greatest if you have any lower back issues.
     
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  3. hollywood9826

    hollywood9826 Semi-Pro

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    From what I have seen and been reading the Waterrowers alternative is the concept2's they are piriced just about the same.

    I dont think Precor makes rowing machines at the moment. They dont have anything on the website about them and the only thing I see is the macine that look like a sliding chair and two shocks that sists right on the floor.

    There are other companies that are only about 2-300 cheaper for similar desinged machines. The WRs look better than any of them, and the fact they are made in USA out of american Applacian grown hardwood is a bonus.

    Have you used any of the machines on the market? I am more curious about the lag that used to be rpesent on my grandfathers old machine. I would push about 6 inches before the resistance kicked in. It seems the concept 2's still have this lag, but its not so bad. And I havent mentioned anyone mention any lag on a WR.

    The water think is more neat than anytihg. I just like the idea of Rowing and hearing water more than anything.

    But the Concept2 has the optional slider which seems kinda neat as well. Having the whole machine slide back and forth on the ground maybe mimics a boat moving across the water better than a seat going back and forth only.

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