Training

The 2020 Spring VIII Series

Mar 27, 2020

When rowing seasons were cut short, we heard from coaches, student athletes and parents alike that continuing training as a team was of the utmost importance. Introducing the 2020 Spring VIII Series—a new virtual team challenge that allows athletes to compete as a crew of eight from the comfort of their own homes. We're hoping this challenge helps athletes to connect to their teams and coaches in an uncertain time.

While this challenge may not replace the thrill of on water racing, it does require similar teamwork to complete. So (virtually) grab teammates or club members and start a team! The series runs for five weeks starting April 6. Continue Reading ›

5 Common Errors on the SkiErg

Oct 16, 2019

The SkiErg technique that we teach is based on the traditional sport of Nordic skiing. It is time-tested technique that has propelled skiers very effectively on snow. The beauty of the SkiErg is that it allows for a range of technical variations that can still be safe and effective depending on your goals and what works best for you. Continue Reading ›

8 Classic Running Workouts to Row

Oct 10, 2019

Running training plans incorporate a variety of workouts to help you build up to your goals: daily runs build base fitness, track workouts improve speed and pacing; fartleks vary intensity; long runs build endurance; hills improve strength; recovery days address fatigue and rest.

Some of our favorite running workouts translate nicely to rowing. Continue Reading ›

Tips for a Successful Training Program

Sep 30, 2019

From 1991 to 2003, Larry Gluckman served Concept2 Inc as our Human Resources staff and everyone’s personal coach. Larry had coached numerous US Olympic and National Team crews in the years before he joined Concept2 and went back to coaching after he left us.

Larry's workout wisdom is evergreen, and well worth reposting 24 years later—with a few updates to reflect that fact that we now have the SkiErg and BikeErg in addition to our RowErg. Continue Reading ›

7 Great SkiErg Workouts

Sep 02, 2019

The Concept2 SkiErg® continues to grow in popularity; it provides a challenging, full-body workout that is excellent cross-training for any fitness or sport endeavors, takes up little floor space (when wall-mounted) and can be easily moved around (with the optional floor stand). Continue Reading ›

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