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Old 03-22-2007, 08:14 PM   #1
Luke Hope
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I wish I had a rowing machine. I've used one before and loved it. Alas now I have an empty wallet and a good elliptical trainer, so I'd like information on how to sub rowing appropriately. Of course I'll have my elliptical at highest resistance.

For rowing, I've seen distance and calories as the work measure. My elliptical trainer has distance, calories and power measures. Does it seem reasonable to sub calories rowed for calories on the trainer? How would I translate distance on the rower to the trainer? Is there an easy way to convert distance on the rower to calories burned and solve it this way? I think perhaps calories would be the best unit to translate because the levels of resistance can't really be compared for distance.

I hope you can help. :-)

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Old 03-23-2007, 12:15 AM   #2
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Sell your elliptical and buy a rower

Either that or figure out a way to do upright rows holding your elliptical
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Old 03-23-2007, 12:02 PM   #3
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Harness up your elliptical and drag it across the floor.
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Old 03-23-2007, 12:09 PM   #4
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i would suggest rowing 500 meters as fast as you can and recording the time. Then ellipticize at the same intensity for the same amount of time and check the distance. then use that to compare distance:distance.

or you could just assume around a 2:00 500 m row and use that on the elliptical.
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:07 PM   #5
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"Harness up your elliptical and drag it across the floor."

That's funny. Another idea is to carry it around. They're big and awkward, so might make for a great core workout.
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