The Concept 2 Model D is good for both general fitness and elite level training. Rowing is for men and women at all ages and abilities. It is a low-impact training that works all your major muscle groups in legs, core and upper body. You get improved fitness because rowing engages many muscle groups simultaneously and puts a healthy demand on your heart and lungs.
Rowing is great cardio-respiratory training and a potential high calorie-burning activity depending on your training intensity. You can exercise in different heart rate zones by using a wireless heart rate belt.
By pulling hard or less hard with your legs, upper body and arms you control the intensity of your training. Please remember, that the resistance you feel in the chain and handle is dependant on how hard you pull. The harder you pull the more resistance the flywheel will generate. Damper setting is NOT the same as resistance. A damper setting between 3 to 5 is best for the average user.