Setting Up Your Indoor Rower for a Small Person
The indoor rower will fit people of all sizes with very few adjustments. Here are some basic recommendations:
- Damper Setting: 1–3. If they say it feels too easy, remind them that the harder they pull, the more resistance they will feel. This is because the Concept2 Indoor Rower uses wind resistance, which is generated by the spinning flywheel. The faster the wheel spins, the more resistance there will be.
- Flexfoot: Use the lowest setting (hole #1) for kids with the smallest feet. Very small feet may be even more comfortable with some foam placed below the heel. The goal is to have the footstrap crossing roughly over the ball of the foot.
- Clothing: Athletic shorts, tights or pants are recommended. Long shirt tails should be tucked in. Avoid baggy shorts and skirts as they may get caught in the seat rollers.
- Keep fingers, pets and small children away from seat rollers.
- Do not let go of the handle! Place it carefully either in the handle hooks or against the flywheel.
- Do not twist the chain or pull the handle from side to side. Pull straight back with both hands.
- Use proper technique at all times. Review the online video for more information.
- Rowing hard: When kids row hard and fast, they may get excited and forget about proper technique. This may cause them to slip off the seat! Be sure to practice rowing hard, building up to it gradually, so they learn proper control.
Indoor rowing and technology in physical education class! These indoor rowers are linked together and are ready to race using Venue Racing software.