We've heard from many customers over the years who have used the Concept2 Indoor Rower to rehabilitate an injury, as well as recuperate from and even prepare for surgery. When rehabilitating an injury or coming back from a surgery, it's important to work at a pace instructed by your medical professionals. Since the indoor rower puts you in control of your resistance, it is especially well-suited to working at the appropriate pace compared to other machines where resistance is a "set-it-and-forget-it" proposition. You also have the freedom to use partial or no leg compression, if needed.
We are not medical professionals, and as every person's situation differs, we recommend you consult with your doctor before embarking on an exercise regime. Also, improper form and/or technique can cause or exacerbate injuries. If you have any questions about this, consult with a qualified professional before using the Concept2 Indoor Rower, or you can use our technique videos, to review good form and technique. You may also want to talk to your doctor about using the Concept2 SkiErg. The SkiErg offers the same flexibility as the indoor rower in terms of pace and leg compression, and additionally, can be used with a stool to limit the movement to upper body only.
  • When I started rowing I had a shoulder problem that doctors had worked on for some time and in spite of x-rays, injections with cortisone and exercises it did not get better, the pain was waking me up at night; this was a real problem, however as soon as I started rowing, instead of aggravating it, the problem disappeared. That was the first step inmy recovery. I decided rowing was going toreplace my running, swimming and other activities, and I became addicted to this form of exercise. In due course I regularly rowed 10 kilometers daily and noted I could row at the same pace I could run. I worked my way to a half marathon, marathon, Ultra marathons and then decided since I had run around the world by keeping a log I would do the same on the rower.”

  • “The Concept2 BikeErg is the best piece of equipment our Club has EVER invested in. The robust design and belt drive gives us confidence that these BikeErg’s will be a valued contributor to our cross training for many years to come. They are smooth and quiet, our only regret is that we only have room for 6 of them. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”

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