I ruptured my right anterior tibialis tendon while working out on a rowing machine (Concept 2) at my sports club. It happened after a recovery stroke when I attempted to move my body forward in preparation for the next pull. The seat would not move as I made the motion to move forward. Since the seat did not move, I had all this energy pushing forward on my legs, down to the ankle/foot area, but no movement was possible, thus the traumatic event.
This was not the first time the seat would not move on the concept 2 rowing machine as I attempted the recovery phase. Over the past 18 months, I had experienced this on at least 3 separate occasions, with no indication of pain or injury, At first I thought that the loose shorts I usually wore on workouts was the culprit, or that my untucked T-shirt somehow got snagged at the end of the bar the seat rides on. I started using shorts that were not as loose and noticed that the seat did not bind when I wore a different brand of shorts. On the day of the injury I was not planning to work out on the machine so I wore my customary loose fitting ones/ t-shirt untucked. After watching many videos of people working out on this machine wearing loose shorts down to the knees like mine and wearing shirts not tucked in I am not fully convinced that those would cause the seat to bind on the recovery.
Has anyone out there had a similar experience with a binding seat on a concept 2 rowing machine? Even without an injury? I want to get to the bottom of this before I return to this machine. Neither the concept 2 folks or my athletic club have ever received reports of the seat binding. or getting snagged by clothing. Where else should I post this?
Asked by scottp94549 - 2 answers - 6 years 2 weeks ago