Kirsten Kline’s typical day starts at 3:00 a.m. when she drinks a cup of coffee and jumps on the Concept2 RowErg for her first session. She then heads out to her rowing club and trains on the water, making it home before her workday starts at 8:30 a.m.
This year’s World Rowing Indoor Championships was definitely one for the books. As with so much in the past year, the Coronavirus pandemic meant a sudden change of plans and a lot of extra creativity, all of which resulted in the first ever virtual World Rowing Indoor Championships taking place February 23-27, 2021.
World Rowing and their partners put on a truly impressive event, incorporating a live race tracker, live video from many of the athletes plus commentators from the UK, Australia and the US, all of which helped to create a live event feel. In total, 763 athletes from 63 different countries raced over three days, all online from the comfort of their own home or gym (if racing 2000 metres can ever be described as comfortable!). Continue Reading ›
Elvira Ek first stood out to us in the 2020 SkiErg World Sprints: the 18-year-old from Gothenburg, Sweden, set a new age group world record during the 1000m event by breaking the past records by 15 seconds. It’s remarkable in how quickly she’s started competing at such a high level. Continue Reading ›
The SkiErg is a pretty simple device—two handles that connect to two cords that accelerate a flywheel for resistance. The cords are free to be pulled in any number of directions. So, is there a proper SkiErg technique, and if so, why? Continue Reading ›
On Saturday, March 10, Josh Dunkley-Smith broke the Men’s Heavyweight 2000 metre record at the 2018 Senior Australian Rowing Team Trials. The new fastest 2000 metre time on a Concept2 Indoor Rower is 5:35.8. Continue Reading ›
The first World Rowing Indoor Championships took place February 17–18 in Alexandria, Virginia. A new collaboration with World Rowing, the Championships will be held at a different venue each year, moving around the world to provide a truly global capstone to the indoor rowing season. This year's event was hosted by the Erg Sprints, and saw an international field assembled from 32 different countries. Continue Reading ›