What To Expect
For many people, the main attraction in rowing is the permanent quest for the optimal combination of force, endurance and perfect coordination. Experience teaches that of these three factors, perfect coordination is the most difficult to train. The RP3 gives the rower the ability to work on all three and will therefore feel different than a static machine.
On a static rowing machine, the user must slow down and change the direction of their body mass before transmitting power into the handle. That feeling of stopping and starting each time doesn't feel great and doesn't engage your biggest muscles. When rowing the RP3 that feeling of stopping and starting each stroke doesn't exist. The rowing you are going to experience with the RP3 is dynamic, elastic and continuous.
3 key things to do If you have never rowed dynamic before:
Be sure you take some time to learn the correct movement. The dynamic stroke requires some time to master. Take your time to learn to engage the correct muscles so you can get the full advantage of rowing the RP3.
It is recommended to start rowing long strokes at a cadence of 18 strokes a minute or less and a resistance of 4 or more. The slower, heavier and longer the strokes you take, the easier it will be to learn the correct movement.
Watch video of good rowers rowing the RP3 to understand the movement. Have someone video you so you can compare. There are good video examples online.