In our minds, we often “see” ideal rowing technique: A fluid motion that initiates the stroke with the legs, engages the back and core, and finishes with the arms. The drive is strong and the recovery is relaxed and long. And yet, why is it that we always seem to find faults with our technique? We are all constantly looking for improvements (or we should be!). Continue Reading ›
The Weight Adjustment Calculator can be a helpful tool because it provides a way to compare indoor rowing performances between people of different weights. It shifts focus away from absolute power toward power-to-body weight ratio. If you have a large friend who always beats you indoor rowing, challenge them to a weight-adjusted race! Continue Reading ›
Last year we introduced the ability to connect your Concept2 Online Logbook account to other training platforms. This means that if you use our free smartphone app ErgData (or something similar), you can connect it to your Concept2 Performance Monitor and send workouts easily to the Logbook and, from there, to places such as Strava and Training Peaks. Continue Reading ›
There was a time (which now seems like a long, long time ago) when my workout wasn’t a rushed affair squeezed in between meetings, daycare pickup, and folding laundry. Recently, I found myself feeling a tinge of jealousy when I realized my friend who was working out after work had the luxury of a warm up, a long workout, a full cool down, and a long, hot shower in her own bathroom. Continue Reading ›
Concept2 employees have favorite workouts they do over and over again, but there are some that we sometimes avoid. Here are a few of our "worst" workouts…and a few reasons why you may want to try them.
1500m x 5 with 1 minute rest
Why it's hard: It is hard to sustain high intensity. This workout pushes you right to the moment where most athletes "blow up." And you get to do it over and over again.
Why it's good for you: After a mental and physical dive into the "pain cave," race day will seem easy (or easier). Continue Reading ›
If you are ready to commit to new goals in 2018, the January Revolutions Challenge gives you something to shoot for! If you’re finishing up our Holiday Challenge, this new incentive can help you maintain your momentum. Best of all, if you’re on a team in the Virtual Team Challenge, your meters can count for both challenges! 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 ›