The Dynamic is a great tool to feel how a boat moves. It doesn’t have the draw you get from the chain on the standard model and therefore you ‘have to’ create a momentum and flow to your stroke similar to that of rowing a single. There is a small amount of elasticity in the machine but you have to keep your hands moving etc like you do when you row on the water. You also have to have a ‘hang’ to be able to drive your legs and have a natural body open through the stroke.
I think it's a great machine. It’s very familiar. It has the monitor the way we like it. It gives you the same information. I’m very excited to have one, and we’ll be using them a lot. Concept2, thank you for making such a high-quality dynamic erg.
Maintaining an exercise program over the long haul is sometimes difficult. Concept2 individual and team challenges are great incentives to keep working. Thanks for both the great rowing machines and the ongoing encouragement.
Several months ago I had a chance to train with the SkiErg. I was hooked immediately. It is a great ‘tool of pain.’
I'm 32 years old and a professional firefighter and rescue diver in Pori, Finland. I have trained pretty hard for almost 17 years now. I found CrossFit in 2007 and it immediately became my favourite thing! I won the 2009 CrossFit Games. In my training, the Concept2 Indoor Rower has a big role. I believe that rowing is one of the major factors to my work capacity. I like to use the indoor rower for intervals and for metcons.
I love all the great info on the C2 website and talk it up whenever I get the chance.
I love this sport, I love the consistent performance of the Concept2, and I am really blown away by the great support your group offers to us rowers—rookies and all!
Your commitment to the disabled community is noteworthy and should be acknowledged.
Your rowing machine is by far the best piece of gym equipment available.
I will be suggesting the Concept2 rower to as many people as I can get to listen. Keep up the good work. You are changing people's lives. And not just the real-serious-rowing-types, but regular people like myself, too.
Thank you all at Concept2 for your website and the information on weight loss.
We are still in winter in Upstate New York, so I have not been rowing on-water this year. I just got my Dynamic in the Fall of 2010. I know it will help me or at least give me a jump start when I get on the water. When on the Dynamic, I focus on technique and get a good aerobic workout. I believe it has helped me to stay flexible and improve core strength.
I first saw the Concept2 demo'd in IMPACT fitness mag. Prior to purchase, I briefly tried out another Concept2 model in a fitness store. I could tell that the Concept2 was well made, and I was more impressed with it than the other models they had available. Now I love my rower. It was what I'd expected. When rowing, I usually close my eyes and envision being on the water. Listening to music helps me keep a beat. I find it to be very meditative and a great stress reliever.
There is not one muscle group neglected. Total choice workout.
First, congratulations on building a professional and high quality machine. The product engineering and design is impressive and looks like it was built to last a lifetime with minimal maintenance. Completion assembly was straight forward, comprehensive and finished like clock work right down to the stainless steel Torx screws dipped in Loctite. I kayak, however the rowing machine is a new experience.
I find that rowing on the Dynamic is much more like actually rowing on the water.
Unlike other forms of exercise, I actually look forward to rowing.
I have used other Concept2 ergs in the past but felt that the new design would be more fluid and balanced. I was not disappointed.
It is easier to identify and correct bad technique, because I am staying in the same spot, not sliding back and forth.
I started “erging” eighteen years ago with my friend Don as a way of warming up before lifting weights. I am currently “erging” with my friends John “The Erginator” and Bill “Holiday Challenge." We discuss technique and how to mentally get through a workout (oh the pain). I “erg” an average of 7K/day five days per week with a personal best of 7:14.5 for 2K (heavyweight). My goal by year end is to break 3 million meters and 7:00 for 2k.
I got into indoor rowing, when about eight years ago I spotted a Model C after switching to new gym. Since then it was my main activity always supported by weights. In 2002 though, we moved to the USA for a few years where I couldn't find any ergs in small town where we lived.
I got into indoor rowing when I was 16 by complete chance when I went to my college gym, and the instructor told me about a competition that the lecturers had done the day before and he wanted someone to beat the winner to stop him boasting. So I stepped up and beat him by 15 seconds. It was then suggested that I take up indoor rowing as a sport. I won my first race in a 5K event in Cambridge in 2003 After a long break while I was injured i started competing properly at age 19.
I find the erg a great way to exercise and find I am in much better cardiovascular shape from erging than I ever was with running.
I absolutely love the feeling I get after a rowing workout, it is the best total body workout there is: legs, arms, core, everything.
My initial years of rowing were at Phillips Academy (1970–1972), and as a freshman heavyweight at Dartmouth (1973). Rowing on those two rivers (the Merrimack River in Massachusetts, the upper Connecticut River in New Hampshire, respectively) is tremendously enjoyable. Then 31 years passed, during which time I would ever look enviously at the shells rowing on various rivers (the Charles and Potomac, especially). In 2004, it was time, and I returned to "rowing"—primarily via the Concept2.
I instantly took a liking to this fantastic machine and the excellent workout I got from it.
My husband and I are retired and live in the middle of the Adirondacks in northern NY. The cold, snowy winters here sometimes make it difficult to get outside and get much exercise so in Oct 2005 we got our rower. We have both really enjoyed it and have found it to be such a good form of exercise. I find being a member of the Ducks in a Row, along with all the C2 challenges, are great motivators to keep me rowing.
Last year, at the peak of my rowing fitness (I’d just finished a rowing marathon) I was diagnosed with cancer. After seven months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy I was given the all clear. During my treatment I was too ill to row but since the ‘all clear’ I have been gradually getting back into it and I’m using the rower as part of my recuperation.
We have always enjoyed being on the water but found the confinement of kayaks disagreeable to our backs.
The great people at Concept2 and the fantastic website motivate me, and I feel privileged to be part of such a wonderful community.
After struggling to make it to the gym all last winter, we decided to invest in our own Model D, and love the convenience of rowing at home.
The C2 gives me enough leg work so I can do my annual 26.2 mile walk for the Jimmy Fund.
I started using the C2 a couple years ago after rupturing my Achilles tendon while playing tennis. The C2 helped me recover from my accident, and it is now my primary source of exercise beyond walking and jogging. Occasionally I get out on the water to scull.
I work as a physical therapist. I find that the Concept 2 rowing ergometer is an essential part of any exercise program to help strengthen your back, while at the same time also giving you a fantastic cardiovascular workout. On a personal note, it helps keep me fit for dancing, Tango and Waltz, since the women partners are always in such great shape.
I find that rowing is an ideal low impact way to keep in shape.
It's the best thing I bought the last few years.
I bought my erg to help my back.