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 ›
Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud. —Sophocles
We love hearing from customers: your successes, your struggles, your critiques, your accolades. Whatever it is, we value your dedication to get in touch and keep the dialog flowing. Unfortunately, every so often, we hear from someone who has been scammed by an online site selling—or claiming to sell—authentic Concept2 equipment. That one's a love/hate: we're happy you reached out; we're really not happy about why you needed to. 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 ›
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 ›
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 ›