A family member just gave me a rowing type machine but i have questions about it. you seat on a seat and hold 2 handles with your feet in stirrups...you slide forward and then "row" back and pull the handles back at the same time...the handles are attached to shocks that cause a little resistance. So is this a rowing machine that is used in so many of the crossfit workouts? also i notice that in the crossfit workouts the rows are listed by meters.....this one has no way of tracking anything....so is 1 complete row a meter???? thanks.
This is probably the best indoor rower on the market today:
It's also the rower used by many crossfiters. It has a built in computer that calculates distances for you (among other things).
Read the site, it's pretty cool.
I already have one on my Christmas list for 2007. (no joke)
The Concept 2 is great. There are older models, but they all look pretty similar.
Once you get used to a Concept 2, you're pretty much ruined on any crappy rower you might see at some commercial gyms.
A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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