I had wanted my first new cross training activity to be a little bit more exciting, but because of time constraints I had to go with something available to me at the gym. Since I have used almost every machine there, I went with one that I have probably only used for 5 minutes in my life: the rowing machine.
Similar to my experience, just without guinea pigs
Mike had plans to go bowling with his uncle, so I hit the gym by myself and decided that I wanted to do a half an hour on the machine.
Overall it wasn't bad, I just noticed that my back hurt toward the end and that there were times when I felt like my rhythm was off. I also have no idea if I could have changed the resistance or if that would have even helped.
I ended up doing 5,000 meters in a half an hour, again I have no idea if this is good or not!
I would do the rowing machine again, but maybe for less than a half an hour at a time. I also would want to do an interval workout or some other form of a workout in order to help pass the time.
I'm hoping that my February cross training activity is going to be a little bit more exciting, stay tuned!
Have you ever used the rowing machine? Any tips for me?