How hard does a rowing machine work your muscles?

I'm now three months into rowing, bought myself a WaterRower, it's a beautiful thing.

I always felt quite undeveloped in upper body area. I do a lot of walking so I never felt desire for running, but rowing, that seemed perfect to me.

After 3 months my posture is much better, slowly the belly fat is turning into muscles, and I feel much lighter, although I didn't lose a single gram of weight. It's quite incredible.

I'm 205cm tall, so body flexibility was always an issue for me, but after 3 months of rowing that improved dramatically as well.

I row mostly 5K per day, with decent intensity of 1:55 per 500m, and my plan is to do so entire year, to see what kind of result I can achieve.

But so far, this is the best sport I have ever tried.


How have you faced racism in your life?

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Can I stunt my growth by sleeping 7 hours a night instead of 8 or 9?

Yes, it is certainly possible that sleep deprivation during childhood and adolescence could contribute to a shorter adult height. However, there are a few things implied in your question that I find somewhat inaccurate, so let me first clarify...

Do I have OCD?

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