The Concept2 Indoor Rower is easy to move and store. Caster wheels on the front foot allow you to wheel it around easily. Our indoor rowers are also compact enough to fit in most vehicles for transport—check out this Model D, boxed, fitting inside a tiny smart car! (Unboxed, the Models D and E fit well in most standard vehicles.) Continue Reading ›
On your Performance Monitor, the number in the upper right corner on every workout display is “Strokes Per Minute” ("s/m" or "spm"). Athletes see this number on every stroke, so it must be important. But why? And what number should it be? Continue Reading ›
As we follow the research on exercise and health, we’re finding more and more reasons to incorporate intervals into our training. Below is a summary of the benefits they may offer, with some links to further reading if you’re interested. Continue Reading ›
Five Olympians. Four World Record attempts. Two new World Records. One Inspiration.
At the end of July, world records fell at The World Games. Olena Buryak (Ukraine) set a new 2k world record of 6:22.8. In addition to setting a new fastest time in the Olympic distance, she also set a new world record in the 500m sprint distance. Her world record now stands at 1:24.5.
The Concept2 ErgData app provides a number of additional data options for your workouts, including Drive Length. Why is drive length important, and how can this information be used in your training?
Here’s your chance to grab a new Australian Record!
We’ve been recording Australian Indoor Rowing records for a number of years now, and with the increasing popularity of the SkiErg it is now time to introduce a new category of Australian records. From July 1, we will be opening the record books to these all new categories!
Australian SkiErg records will be on offer for the following distances:
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You may have heard the term “Power Ten” in reference to rowing and racing. Specifically, this term is often said by the coxswain to motivate a crew. A “Power Ten” is, traditionally, ten hard strokes of power. The coxswain often will count out each stroke for the crew. Contrary to common belief, the coxswain doesn’t yell “row” with each stroke that the athletes take. (After all, the athletes all are well aware that they are rowing.) More frequently, the coxswain is providing motivation, giving feedback, or executing a race strategy. Continue Reading ›
The 500 meter row. A staple for many. An all-out fly and die effort. For the fast it’s over quickly yet feels like it takes forever when done at max effort. Many, such as Sam Loch, have tried to chase down a two-decade old world record and have come close, but it still sits out there beckoning challengers to try it. Continue Reading ›