An Olympic champion open weight male on the water can have a: 5:45 on Stationary Concept2 rowing machine.
An Olympic champion open weight female on the water can have a: 6:35 on Stationary Concept2 rowing machine.
The majority of these rowers have developed those scores developing a huge part of their fitness away from the rowing machine and developed their skills on small boats.
Some people’s rowing MATH:
Rowers to win the Olympics need to have a 5:45. If you need 5:45 to win and I have 5:55, Why do I need to row on the water? Let’s row the stationary C2 until I get to 5:45 and then win the Olympics!
Somebody got the formula wrong…
a) To win on the water you need to know how to move a boat and control an oar.
b) To win on the water you need to know how to coordinate your stroke on a dynamic way and not stationary.
c) To win on the water on Team boats you need to match people.
Concept2 score = water speed; I don’t think this is correct for everybody. It depends how you get this score…