Five Ways To Focus On Your Rowing Machine

Published January 13, 2015

Five Ways To Focus On Your Rowing MachineMore and more people resolve to become healthier. They realize that getting fit carries lots of benefits in lots of areas. But then something comes up, and their attention can be drawn away. This can be especially true if you use a rowing machine at home and you realize that you’re surrounded by distractions. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to work out at home on your own time, but it can be a challenge too. Try these five effective ways to maintain your focus and row your way to a better body.

1. Schedule your workout. True, you have your ergometer at home and can jump on it anytime. But you may want to narrow down the best times to take it for a spin. Look at your daily schedule and look for time blocks in which you don’t have a lot going on. Those may be the best times to exercise – when there are already few or no distractions you have to worry about.

2. Switch your phone silent. If there is one thing guaranteed to grab your attention, it’s your phone. These days, we all have some level of attachment to our little communication devices – whether we want to or not. A good idea to keep it from interrupting your rowing section is to switch it to silent. To help remove the temptation to constantly check it, you may consider putting it in a nearby drawer or somewhere it is not immediately in view.

3. Turn on the tunes. Music can be an excellent motivator. Everyone has at least one song that gets them pumped, in the zone and ready to go. Grab your favorite media playing device, put on your earphones and set your “fight song” to play. If you don’t have an MP3 player or a similar device, don’t feel bad about pulling out the CD player or even that old tape player if you’re feeling old school. This also has the added benefit of blocking out any other distracting sounds you may normally have to deal with.

4. Find your spot. A good rowing machine can be set up almost anywhere in your home. But if you share space with roommates or family, then you will have competition for space. This can be distracting – especially when you have to keep up with your children or if somebody wants to put on a television program that you can’t help but watch. Should this be something you have to deal with, find a relatively private spot in your pad to exercise in. And if you feel like it, a “Do Not Disturb” sign may also be used.

5. Keep your goal in mind. Focus is nothing without something to focus on. Keep your goal of getting yourself healthy front and center mentally. Think of where you want to be in a week, a month, a year. Sometimes, the best motivation can be to envision the new you that you’re working so hard to attain.

Self-improvement isn’t easy, and when you have so many opportunities to get off track it can be very challenging. What you must remember is that it can be done, and the payoff is well worth the work you put in with your rowing machine. In fact, look here if you want to know why you should have a home rowing machine if you don’t already!

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