If you are a fitness enthusiast, then you might have already come across any of the gym equipment of the Stamina Company. Stamina has been a phenomenon for making some high-end, affordable products. Today, in this article, we would be diving into one of its most popular rowing machine which is Stamina X Amrap. This machine is built for giving you the intense workout experience and adding the intensity to your exercise. It uses the dynamic air resistance, which varies according to the workout speed. Higher the intensity, the higher the resistance, you’ll experience. Its adjustable damper allows you to change the levels pretty quickly without a glitch.
It has a multi-functional monitor and a chest strap which give you ample amount of data for your heart rate. You can set your workout session depending on calories burnt, distance travelled, or the time spent. The monitor gives you enough telemetry information to keep track of your exercise properly. Below is the information that you would be getting in the display.
- Distance Travelled
- Time Spent
- Total Strokes
- Strokes per minute
- Heart Rate
What i really love about the machine that it has game mode as well which makes the whole exercise a complete fun experience. Also, if you want to use your smartphone, it has got a phone holder for you. Stamina X Amrap has a decent build quality and very easy to use as well. Adjustable footplates with good quality straps allow you to do the rowing at your comfort. The textured grip on the handle doesn’t let it slip off your hand, no matter how intense your workout is. It’s built-in wheels make the storage and portability of the rower quite convenient.
You can use this machine at your home only as it comes with endcaps and doesn’t do any kind of damage to your floor. We’ll discuss more in detail in the below section. I would highly recommend you to read the whole article thoroughly and let us know in the comments below in case you have any confusion.
Stamina x Amrap Rowing Machine Review
Ease of Use
Stamina is known for making it easy to use the machine, and X Amrap is no different. From a very first day, you’ll feel very comfortable using it. You can customize your workouts in the machine, change your workout pace at your disposal. The air resistance can be changed quickly with the help of damper. Variable interval option allows you to set it for a fixed period of time. If you want to some fun while doing the exercise, then the game mode is always there for you.
It is a full air resistance rowing machine and doesn’t have any magnetic braking system. If you ever used the WaterRower Dynamic Model, then you would find a lot of similarity in both of them. The rower delivers you the dynamic response, the harder you pull, the more resistance you’ll experience.
Its complete resistance system is driven by flywheel fan and damper. There are nine different setting options in the damper that gives you the option to switch between different levels.
The pulling handle is attached to the good quality chain, which gives the more durability. And if you use it properly, it’s going to last for years. Make sure; you tune your machine and parts are lubricated properly once in a while.
The rowing is very smooth in the machine, it gives you the full body workout, and you feel like as if you rowing the real boat. The machine produces some noise as well during use, but that is not very loud.
As we have already mentioned that it has solid, sturdy build quality. Its ergonomic design gives you more comfort, and you can use it for years without facing any problem. Its molded seat gives you the comfort, and you can do the longer duration workout without feeling the pain in your ass. Footplates are adjustable in the machine. If you are a tall person, you can adjust them according to your height.
The textured handle in the rower gives you the good grip, and it won’t feel slippery in a high-intensity workout. It also has plastic in its body in some small covers and flywheel case. It has an extremely durable monorail system and also suitable for a taller person. According to the company, it can accommodate someone up to 6feet 7inches tall. Its user capacity is up to 136kg, which is also very decent enough. It’s a big machine, and you need a good amount of space to store it.
Also, make sure when you are using the machine, you have enough space on both the sides for your hand movement. Once the machine gets assembled, it weighs around 45kg; i would say that it’s neither very heavy duty nor very lightweight machine. It has rubber grip at the bottom, which doesn’t let your floor damage and also provides you the better stability while you are doing the workout.
Its molded seat is 40cm wide which doesn’t let your bottom slide, and your body adheres to it, even at the high-intensity workout. The machine has proper finishing; every part is covered in it. It is very safe to use; there is no chance of your clothes getting caught while you are using it. It also looks pretty good; most of the body part is black, while the name of the brand is written in white and red color. It only comes in one color; there are no other options to try from.
The Stamina Rowing Machine comes with mid-range console system. It gives you a decent amount of information to track your workout that includes Time, Distance, Total Strokes, Strokes per minute, heart rate, calories burnt, watts, and much more. It also has the telemetric feature which can read your pulse rate through wireless HR chest strap. This strap, you’ll be getting with the rowing machine. You don’t need to buy it separately.
There is a total of 8 workout program options that you can choose from and do the rowing at your comfort.
1 Program: It’s a normal workout mode which doesn’t have any preset option.
2-3-4 Program: In these modes, you can set the option of distance, time, and calories and do the exercise accordingly.
5 Program: It is a game mode. If you want to have some fun while doing the exercise, this is the one you should try. In the game, you’ll be having a bar that will move left to right or bottom to top when you row on the machine.
6-7-8 Program: These are the interval programs where you can use them as 20/10, 10/20, or 10/10.
The console has few buttons as well that allows you to change the settings and do the navigation. The monitor uses the C type batteries that you have to buy separately.
How to Assemble & Maintenance
Assembly of the rowing machine is pretty simple. The resistance system of the rower comes, which is attached to the frame front part. You only have to attach the base and make the unit connection, then attach the footrests and finally the console. I would suggest you watch the youtube video, or go through the Stamina X Amrap user manual.
When it comes to maintenance, there is nothing much; you have to take care of. Make sure; you do the lubrication once in a while of all the joints and the chain especially. If any bolts and parts loosen, then tighten them with a screwdriver.
Stamina x amrap vs. concept 2 Model E
A lot of people have been asking about the difference between Stamina X Amrap and Concept 2. So, in this section, we’ll cover the comparison with Model E of the Concept rower. When it comes to brand value, Concept2 has been in the rowing industry since the inception of the idea of indoor rowing. It has become the standard in many workout competition, including Crossfit games. They are very popular online and received really good ratings. There is certainly no match of their performance and build quality.
Whether Stamina X Amrap is a mid-range rower suitable for single use, if you are a middleweight man, then it is suitable for you. It is not very popular online but still one of the decent product to give a try. Below are the specification differences between Concept 2 and Stamina rower.
|Specifications||Concept2 Model E||Stamina X Amrap|
|User Capacity ||500lb||300lb|
|Machine length ||244cm||239cm|
|Frame Warranty ||5 Years||3 years|
|Parts Warranty ||3 Years||90 Days|
|Monitor Info ||Distance, Speed, Pace, Calories, Watts.||Distance, Speed, Pace, Calories.|
|Seat Comfort ||Molded||Molded|
|Storage Front ||Caster Wheels||Wheels|
|Price||Check Here||Check Here|
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Pros & Cons
In this section, we’ll talk about the pros and cons of the machine. We’ll cover both the positive and negative sides of the machine. So go through both the aspects, so that you have better clarity about the product.
Stamina X Better Alternatives
Stamina X is easy to use the rowing machine. I would say that this is one of the best air rowing machines at this price range. Its console gives you sufficient workout information to keep track of your exercise. If you are a tall person, then it would be the best deal for you as it can accommodate someone up to 6feet 7 inches.
It has the excellent build quality and decent finishing and cheaper than concept2. If you are buying your first rowing machine and a beginner in rowing workout, then this is the best rower to start with.
Questions for you (IMP)
Please let us know in the comments below, which one is the best rowing machine according to you?