A very effective and key component of working out and exercise includes using an air-resistance rower. You will determine the amount of resistance based on your rowing. If you row fast then you will feel more resistance and slower rowing offers less resistance. The resistance is generated by the fan blades that spin when the handle is pulled. The Concept2 Model D is one such air resistance rower and it is perfect for established and beginner workouts. This model allows you to control the amount of resistance that you desire based on the settings you have selected.
The Concept2 Model D is a fully loaded rowing machine and has all of the bells and whistles, including the Performance Monitor 3. This gadget is like having a trainer because it keeps track of distance, calories, speed and more. It also allows you to choose from several set up options including setting up a detailed workout or allowing the machine to auto record for you. It will then indicate to you strokes per minute, total time, and distance. You will even have the option to have your heart rate displayed.
Other features include:
• Power-generation feature (Saves battery life)
• LogCard (Records your workouts)
• Concept2 Utility (Online logbook)
• Commercial grade & quality built
• Ergonomically designed
• Easy storage
• Capacity (500 lb max)
• Easy assembly
When it comes to the pros vs. the cons on the Concept2 Model D the pros outweigh the cons by far. The pros include knowing first and foremost that this machine is made by the best the industry has to offer, it is commercially graded, very little maintenance required, it can be stored easily in a closet, it comes with a very impressive warranty, and it holds a very high resale value.
The cons associated with buying the Concept2 Model D include the fact that it is a pretty long machine that requires some definite space to use it. In fact, it is around nine feet long. The seat could be a little more comfortable and the handle could be a bit more user friendly. It can be pretty noisy, especially that faster you row.
The Concept2 Model D is ideal for anyone and any level of workout. It has a very low resale rate because it offers so much and people want to keep their Concept2 Model D. The machine does not skimp on the workout either and it retains its worth wonderfully.
The Concept2 Model D was voted The Best Rowing Machine for 2014. Coming in just under was the Velocity Fitness Magnetic Rower which claims to have 8 resistance levels, very quiet, and has a built-in heart rate receiver. Following closely was the Concept2 Model E. This is very similar to the Concept2 Model D but it has a raised seat, a stronger monitor, the PM4 performance monitor. The WaterRower Natural Rowing Machine fared well because it offers a very realistic rowing experience. It also holds 1000 pounds. Scoring the lowest of the five but still worth mentioning is the Lifecore R100 Commercial Rowing Machine for its ultra smooth motion, 16 resistance levels, and lifetime warranty on the frame.