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The 5 stroke challenge!

Simple: - get on a Concept II rowing machine - Make sure the display is set to "just row" and showing metres not calories or watts - Set the fan to 10 to maximise power - Make sure the fan inside the rowing machine is completely stationary, - ROW 5 STROKES AS HARD AS YOU CAN! - Stop rowing and wait for the display to stop counting up - your score is however many metres you've managed to "travel" Note: doing any explosive exercise like this carries a serious risk of injury - make...   more details

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  • 1
    momona

    momona

    Score: 159 metres

    Crushed it!

  • 2
    JonHall

    JonHall

    Score: 141 metres

    Have a vid uploaded of 140m, have photo for 141, but can't upload.

  • 3
    DaveNewton

    DaveNewton

    Score: 130 metres

    Had three attempts after a 2km row. 126m, 129m, 130m. I reckon I should be able to go further wit...

  • 4 skalichak

    skalichak

    Score: 130 metres

    yeah... man im commingfor that 141

  • 5 DagobertoChapa

    DagobertoChapa

    Score: 126 metres

  • 6 SebastianWenzel

    SebastianWenzel

    Score: 124 metres

  • 7 liamck

    liamck

    Score: 124 metres

  • 8 ChrisStones

    ChrisStones

    Score: 123 metres

    Drag factor is awful on the rowing machine at the works gym. Will try to beat this on my (newer)...

  • 9 Bear

    Bear

    Score: 122 metres

    up it from 114. sorry, didn't have my phone with me.

  • 10 AndyWeaver

    AndyWeaver

    Score: 122 metres

    Rowing for the first time, as technique improves I will do much better.

  • 11 philiphoward1964

    philiphoward1964

    Score: 120 metres

    Got my old Concept2 back - needs a good clean and oil

  • 12 Sylvattica

    Sylvattica

    Score: 120 metres

    I got 65m if I just do 5 normal strokes. I got 120m by waiting for the metres to stop moving eac...

  • 13 Worthster

    Worthster

    Score: 119 metres

    had 5 goes at this, will definately get more

  • 14 toshy888

    toshy888

    Score: 118 metres

    this one is my best of my attempts dont know they got 159, i have a pic on my phone, but it says ...

  • 15 AngeloBorreggine

    AngeloBorreggine

    Score: 118 metres

    not bad.....still got some work to do on this one.

  • 16 jan louis

    jan louis

    Score: 112 metres

    Think ive a long way to go on this one, not sure if im doing it right

  • 17 LottieJohnstone

    LottieJohnstone

    Score: 105 metres

  • 18 moley0512

    moley0512

    Score: 103 metres

  • 19 tomlitch

    tomlitch

    Score: 100 metres

    I'll beat this easy next time.

  • 20 dragonfly1111

    dragonfly1111

    Score: 99 metres

    This is my first challenge, after looking at all the scores i better pick my game up ! ok have pi...

  • 21 Dinosaur

    Dinosaur

    Score: 78 metres

    Didn't get a photo this time, but improved my score. Went for a different tactic - long, slow st...

  • 22 rp11

    rp11

    Score: 71 metres

  • 23 PersonTrainer

    PersonTrainer

    Score: 69 metres

    5 powerful strokes

  • 24 MaskedAthlete

    MaskedAthlete

    Score: 68 metres

    In the lead - atchya

  • 25 Gymboy30

    Gymboy30

    Score: 61 metres

    Almost there

  • 26 Martin24

    Martin24

    Score: 60 metres

  • 27 BradDawson

    BradDawson

    Score: 59 metres

    It kept moving on to 54 - is that allowed?

  • 28 Mr Workout

    Mr Workout

    Score: 58 metres

    rot

  • 29 David Malcolm

    David Malcolm

    Score: 55 metres

    not far away now. More power and pull needed

  • 30 JenMitchell

    JenMitchell

    Score: 45 metres

  • 31 Bjmather

    Bjmather

    Awaiting score

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    DENrowing

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  • 1

    momona

    Score: 159 metres

    Crushed it!

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All about this challenge

Profile pic: Dinosaur Challenge created by:
Dinosaur

Challenge for: all

Challenge goal: improve general fitness

Challenge targets: whole body

Level: suitable for all competitors

Age: any age

Here's what you need to do to take part:

Simple:
- get on a Concept II rowing machine

- Make sure the display is set to "just row" and showing metres not calories or watts

- Set the fan to 10 to maximise power

- Make sure the fan inside the rowing machine is completely stationary,

- ROW 5 STROKES AS HARD AS YOU CAN!

- Stop rowing and wait for the display to stop counting up - your score is however many metres you've managed to "travel"

Note: doing any explosive exercise like this carries a serious risk of injury - make sure you're properly warmed up, that the rowing machine is in good condition, and don't overdo it. Your back may not recover!

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