If you want to get rid of that beer and corn dog gut, you’ve got to include some cardio in your workout. But jogging is hard on the knees and ellipticals are effective, but they don’t work the upper body. Instead, strap yourself into the least used piece of equipment in the gym, the rower. Twenty minutes on a rower, a few days a week, will not only burn off your spare tire, but it’ll help give you that V shape chicks dig.
If you prefer to row your imaginary skull in the privacy of your own home, Concept2 has an indoor model that’ll get the job done.
It’s got an adjustable flywheel so you can choose to power a sleek, fast boat, or a slow heavy boat. And the included monitor will tell you all the usual info, like elapsed time, in addition to providing training aids like stroke force analysis and heart rate per stroke. If you need a little push to get you going, there’s a virtual pace boat you can race against.
The whole thing comes complete with everything you need to row off that extra weight and stress and separates into two pieces for easy storage. Just don’t go telling people that you own a boat.