For the most part, I think it will. It's not as much of a bone-building-stress type exercise as running, but it does get your heart rate up like running sprints do. Go for it!
I am recovering from an injury and my ortho and PT have given me the go ahead to resume working out but have told me to stay away from running and box jumps. I am looking for sprint alternatives. Will all out sprints on the concept 2 rower provide the same effect as traditional sprinting in the context of the PB?
If it is raining or extremely hot or cold outside on Wednesday(my sprint day) I will swing by the gym and do sprints on the stationary bike. Seems to work pretty well even if I do get strange looks from the cronic cardio crowd there.
Don't get me wrong, I love my concept rower... but as far as sprints go, I think a $100 used airdyne is much more efficient/brutal than a rower. For me, at least, it feels much more akin to a balls out sprint when I use the airdyne.
agree on the airdyne, that thing is absolutely brutal but I don't have access to one anymore.
if you can't run go for it! Also, if you have access to a pool that would be good
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