First, I got fed up with the treadmill Then the stepper Than the crosstrainer And while I go on the cross trainer quite a lot still, I am so glad that I have discovered the rowing machine! It's great to have something that is not leg-based. I have also found that the technique advice on the concept2 website really helps the exercise to be enjoyable. anyone else into rowing?
It is leg based (and indeed whole body, also great for back and upper body of course) but it is amazing how many people don't seem to realise this, when you watch them at the gym, the push through the legs seems almost incidental, all of their effort is in the arm pull. If this is you, push harder through your legs before you pull, it makes such a difference!
Agreed though op, it is a great machine, as is the stairclimber. Have to day that I shun the cross trainer!