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Short and Spicy Workouts from the Archives

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Oct 14, 2020

Here are some great, 30-minute workout ideas from our archives. From 1991 to 2003, Larry Gluckman served Concept2 as our Human Resource person--and everyone’s personal coach. Larry had coached numerous Olympic and National Team crews in the years before he joined Concept2, and went back to coaching after he left us. His workout wisdom is evergreen, and well worth reposting 25 years later—with a few updates to reflect that fact that we now have the SkiErg and BikeErg in addition to our RowErg.
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Using the Online Ranking as a Training Tool

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Jul 31, 2020

For those who haven’t discovered it yet, the Concept2 Online Ranking is a very large and constantly growing database of best times for twelve different distance/time pieces on the RowErg, SkiErg and BikeErg. Results have been submitted by users from around the world. Its thousands of entries can be readily sorted by event, age group, gender, weight class, country, state, adaptive category and more. The online ranking can be a very useful resource and training tool, even if you never choose to post a PR and rank yourself. Continue Reading ›

Recognizing Millions of Meters

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Jul 17, 2020

The Concept2 Million Metre Club was started over 30 years ago. There are thousands of personal stories behind each metre, and we love sharing them.

First, how it works: Every metre you ever row, ski or ride counts! Once you count up to one million (or more) we recognize the accomplishment with certificates and prizes. There are separate Million Metre Clubs for the RowErg, SkiErg and BikeErg (metres can't be combined). And added bonus: it’s free! Continue Reading ›

5 Favorite 20-Minute Workouts

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Jun 15, 2020

Some days, it’s just enough to get a few metres in. I often follow a personal slogan of “any metres are better than no metres.” With two kids at home and working full time, it can be hard to motivate. Here are a few workouts that help me get moving on the RowErg, SkiErg or BikeErg. (Some days, once I start, I am motivated to do even more!) Continue Reading ›

The 2020 Spring VIII Series

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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

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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 ›

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