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I have a lot in common with my rowing machine – a slightly rusty Concept 2 Model B. Its heyday, much like mine, was the late 80s. Its once smooth exterior is now a bit rough in places. Its action occasionally gets stiff, especially when it’s damp outside, and it could probably benefit from a […]

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Hot on the heels of my new resolution to make my peace with the ergometer came an offer from Argos to try out one of their rowing machines. Argos? Seriously? Not Concept2 or Rowperfect or Oartec? Actually, yes. Argos has a range of rowing machines that are unashamedly budget – and there’s nothing wrong with […]

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My relationship with the ergometer is what the tabloids would describe as stormy. There have been tears. There has been shouting. There have been protracted periods of separation followed by grudging reunions. Throughout all of this, as with any difficult relationship, my friends have patiently supported me as I wail, complain, obsess and generally navel-gaze. […]

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There are a lot of non-rowers out there amongst my readers – and some pretty impressively fit ones, I’ll be the first to admit. Now, I’m guessing some of you runners and triathletes and body builders have had a go on the rowing machine in the gym every now and then (forgive me while I […]

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It’s a bit of a cliché, but one I’m always grateful for. However feeble my erg score (and it’s feeble enough to be kept a closely guarded secret), I can always comfort myself with the thought that ergs don’t float – by which I mean that what you do on a rowing machine doesn’t necessarily […]

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