Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Exercise Update

Having been at my basic press up/squat thrust workout for the past few weeks and with my back in half decent shape (that'll be a different story when the warm weather starts to fade) I began to row again this week. Using the expensive but built-like-a-tank Concept 2 rower I was able to do 2000m in 8 minutes 53 seconds. Not a great time but unlike my first workout on Monday I was able to stand up straight when I finished today and, as yet, I'm not hobbling around like a hunchback 90 year old- maybe in an hour or two when my joints realise what's happened to them.

The Concept 2 rower is fantastic- the best bit of gym equipment I've used (excluding weights machine of course). My sports background is cycling and weight training. I love doing weights but with my back injury that's out the window at the moment and a stationary bike is painful too. It's more than just a (literal) pain in the butt. With the Tour on right now and Lance Armstrong doing so well, I'd love to be out on the bike. Anyway, if anyone is looking for a good bit of kit to exercise with they'd be hard pressed to beat the Concept 2- and rowing is a great form of exercise.


Lorna said...

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Jay.Mac said...

Thanks for dropping by.