On-Water Rowing

What is a Power Ten?

Jun 28, 2017

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 ›

On Plateaus and Progress

Mar 16, 2017

Have you ever hit a plateau—that place where your progress seems to stagnate? You’re not getting faster or fitter—in fact, it feels more like the opposite.

Sometimes this can mean that you’ve been doing too much for too long and without making sure to get enough recovery time. Recovery is a necessary part of improving fitness, so be sure to give your body some time to rest and prepare to go harder again soon.

However, a plateau may also mean that you’re not doing the right kinds of workouts for you. Recent research is pointing out several things: Continue Reading ›

Concept2 at the World Championships

Sep 11, 2014

Eric Murray and Hamish Bond, aka The Kiwi Pair, with the Concept2 Regatta Service Team

A great season of international racing ended this summer at the World Rowing Championships held at the Bosbaan race course in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Concept2 was fortunate to be there to provide service to all athletes using Concept2 oars, and we had a great view of the racing from our trailer. Continue Reading ›

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