rowing-machine love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gymnasium apparatus of various forms, designed for exercising the muscles used in rowing. It usually combines a sliding seat, stretchers, and oar-handles, with weights or springs so arranged as to provide sufficient resistance.

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Examples

  • A representative study of collegiate rowers, for instance, found that after eight weeks of an arduous core-exercise regimen â" added to their normal workout routines â" the rowers had great-looking abs but werenâ™t better rowers; their performance was unchanged in a rowing-machine time trial, compared with measurements before theyâ™d undertaken the extensive core routines.

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  • The rowing-machine is probably the most beneficial form of mechanical home exercise that is likely to be followed faithfully.

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  • The introduction over, Klinker sat down tenderly on the polished seat of the rowing-machine, and addressed Doctor Queed, who stood with an academic arm thrown gingerly over the horizontal bar.

    Queed

  • Orange-stick in mouth, he went around like a museum guide, introducing the beloved apparatus to the visitor under its true names and uses, the chest-weights, dumb-*bells and Indian clubs, flying-rings, a rowing-machine, the horizontal and parallel bars, the punching-bag and trapeze.

    Queed

  • The sea was smooth, my rowing-machine performed its work easily, and leaving Safety Bay and Shark Island behind us, we enjoyed at our ease the panorama of all the coast scenery.

    Swiss Family Robinson

  • The idea of a rowing-machine kept recurring to my brain.

    Swiss Family Robinson

  • A representative study of collegiate rowers, for instance, found that after eight weeks of an arduous core-exercise regimen - added to their normal workout routines - the rowers had great-looking abs but weren't better rowers; their performance was unchanged in a rowing-machine time trial, compared with measurements before they'd undertaken the extensive core routines.

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  • A representative study of collegiate rowers, for instance, found that after eight weeks of an arduous core-exercise regimen — added to their normal workout routines — the rowers had great-looking abs but weren’t better rowers; their performance was unchanged in a rowing-machine time trial, compared with measurements before they’d undertaken the extensive core routines.

    Attention Six-Pack Seekers: All Those Crunches May Not Be Working

  • Now Summer sounds as though she’s put me onto speakerphone, and I think I can hear a rowing-machine noise in the background.

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  • ‘By the time I have manufactured a rowing-machine out of a roasting-jack, I think your arms will be pretty well inured to the use of your oars!

    Swiss Family Robinson

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