Packaging [Filler #194]  by rhoing

Packaging [Filler #194]

Since yesterday's post was a “time-travel” post, this is, technically, a “filler” (taken last evening). This Concept2 indoor rower comes in one box. (The box measures 56"×15"×21"; when assembled, the rower is 8-feet long.) While “some assembly” is required, there are only five components that have to be assembled: the rail (with the rolling seat already loaded, foreground); the flywheel assembly; two legs; the casters that permit rolling on the floor. Actually joining the parts wasn't as simple as you might think, but it's done and I digress.

I'm so impressed with modern-day packaging. Some boxes — even very sturdy ones — are not secured with tape or staples, merely flaps of cardboard folded into each other. » example.

But also, the way products are packaged for shipping. » example.

That an 8' indoor rower comes in such a compact shipping container, with custom-molded styrofoam blocks to prevent shifting during shipment fascinates me.
» Post-secondary programs in packaging science in the U.S.

Looking back
1 year ago: “Wind, water, and time. Lots of time…” —Again, sigh…
2 years ago: No post
3 years ago: “Just going down to the lake, dude… [Filler]”
4 years ago: No post
5 years ago: “Broken glass”
6 years ago: “It's mid-*November*, right?”
7 years ago: “Tiger’s jaw”
8 years ago: “Fake-y looking?”
9 years ago: “Seeing red”

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Very cool! Do you think it is better than a treadmill or is it just different?
January 24th, 2021  
@marlboromaam Better *and* different!

Disclaimer: I am not an exercise physiologist or physical therapist.

One idea immediately springs to mind: what's the goal?

If one is simply interested in burning calories, then any machine — appropriately-used — can probably meet that goal.

If, however, one is like me — middle-aged or beyond — then trying to retain range-of-motion is a goal (as well as burning calories, of course). No other *single* machine works *more* muscle groups and works as many joints for range-of-motion as the rowing machine.

Another benefit for knee-battered people my age: it's low-impact.

Here's a compact piece:
Other Google suggestions—
» “why rowing?”
» “benefits of rowing machine for women”
January 24th, 2021  
@rhoing I can think of one, but it's not widely available... it's call a horse. =) Mine really used to give me a workout. I'd be sore for days and NOT just my backside. LOL!
January 24th, 2021  
@marlboromaam Range of motion? Rotation at the hips? Low impact!?!? ;)
January 24th, 2021  
@marlboromaam A generalized answer to the question, Which sport?
Among Olympic sports (as of 2012),
and this diagram in particular,
January 24th, 2021  
@rhoing I freely admit - I know you're more fit than I am. Stay fit and well. I think they go hand in hand.
January 24th, 2021  
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