As my MA training is usually stop/start in nature (as the instructor stops the class to demonstrate techniques etc) my cardio fitness is somewhat lacking. In an attempt to improve this I picked up a cheap rowing machine. Whilst I am ok with the correct technique of how to row on it, I am in the dark as to how to go about using it effectively to improve my cardio. I am sure, as with most things, there is a correct way to get the most out of the equipment,
Just completely guessing I have proposed to row for 5 mins slowly (to warm up) 5 mins medium pace, 5 mins quickly, 5 mins medium pace, 5 mins slowly (to cool down). Once I find the 5 minutes fast in easier, maybe increase it to 10 minutes. I am also not sure of the frequenting of using it either, I am guessing 2-3 times a week?
As I say though I am guessing, so if anyone has any experience/suggestions they would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.