Before you begin your workout, there are a few things that should become second nature. First, you want to adjust the foot stretchers. This is easily done and the setting will be the same on every Concert 2 machine that you use. The strap should go across the bottom of your shoelaces and you should be able to comfortably lift your heels. Second, you need to use the monitor and the damper to adjust your drag factor. In this case, each machine is a little different. Click the ‘Menu/Back’ button and then ‘More Options’ to go to the next list. Then press ‘Display Drag Factor’ at the top of the list and begin rowing. Your performance monitor measures the drag on the flywheel and displays the Drag Factor, a number that can be adjusted by moving the damper on the side of the flywheel. No need to row too hard here, just smooth ¼ to ½ pressure strokes while you adjust the damper to the desired setting. Speak to your coach if you’re not sure what your setting should be. Generally, damper settings will be between 2 and 5 and Drag Factors between 100 and 115.