Dynamic Indoor Rower

Fishing for a High Score

Jan 09, 2014

Some of you may remember the story we wrote in the Fall 2009 issue of the Update about our CFO (“Chief Fishing Officer”), Jon Williams. Well, he’s still the in-house Fish Game Champion…but he doesn’t come close to the fishing exploits of customer Ken Petterson.

Ken and Jon communicate regularly about their fishing, and most recently Ken sent us a really impressive collection of his fishing stats, accumulated from over 9000 games! We thought you would enjoy seeing them—and perhaps this will inspire you to try the Fish Game if you haven’t already. It only takes 4 minutes to play each game, but fair warning: it can be quite addicting! Continue Reading ›

From the Archives: A Great Workout in 30 Minutes

Dec 31, 2013

Pete and Jon catching a quick intense workout in the C2 Workout Room before lunch.
This training advice seems especially pertinent to the holidays, when time is often at a premium. It’s also interesting to note that Larry was ahead of the times in recommending HIIT (high intensity interval training), which has been shown in a number of recent studies to be a very effective training tool. Continue Reading ›

Training Advice for the Indoor Rowing Season

Nov 15, 2013

If you need a winter training goal, perhaps you should think about training for a 2000 meter race on the Concept2 Indoor Rower. There are races all over the globe and you don’t have to be an elite athlete to participate. Find a race near you—or in a place that you’ve always wanted to visit!

To help you prepare for racing, we’re bringing back some ageless training advice from our archives. Read on to spice up your training diet. Continue Reading ›

Meet Olympians in Boston

Oct 11, 2013

Mirka on the Dynamic Indoor Rower (2012)
Concept2 CTS is proud to sponsor Mirka Knapkova (Czech Republic) and Kjetil Borch (Norway) at this year’s Head Of The Charles ® Regatta. Join us at the Concept2 CTS tent, located across from the Rowing & Fitness Expo at the Finish Area Launching Site (FALS) for a special opportunity to meet these athletes. Continue Reading ›

A Guide to Watching the 2013 World Rowing Championships

Aug 21, 2013


Racing at this year’s World Rowing Championships begins on August 25 in Chungju, Korea. Most crews arrived at least a week before the start date to allow plenty of time to adjust to the time change—it’s 13 hours ahead of Concept2’s Eastern Time! There were also rental boats to locate and rig, custom oars to decorate with national colors, and some very hot humid weather to get adjusted to. From all the reports we’ve heard to date, the venue is outstanding, the people are friendly and enthusiastic, and it promises to be an excellent regatta—if a little too warm. Continue Reading ›

The Dynamic Duo in the Concept2 Workout Room

May 15, 2013

Maddie and Meredith training on linked Dynamic Indoor Rowers

“What are you training for?” ask our Concept2 colleagues. While we don’t have an exact answer yet, Maddie and I have been excited to be linking up on the Dynamic Indoor Rower for the last few months. Each time our “Dynamic duo” reports to the workout room for practice, it seems to arouse suspicion that we have motives beyond just a casual row. Continue Reading ›

Using the Online Ranking as a Training Tool

May 10, 2013

For those who haven’t discovered it yet, the Concept2 Online Ranking is a very large and constantly growing database of best times for twelve different distance/time pieces on the indoor rower or SkiErg. Results have been submitted by rowers and skiers from around the world. Its thousands of entries can be readily sorted by event, age group, gender, weight class, country, state, adaptive category and more. The online ranking can be a very useful resource and training tool, even if you never choose to post a PR and rank yourself. Continue Reading ›

Holiday Challenge Round Up

Jan 09, 2013

A new high of $31,434.96 was raised by the participants in the 2012 Holiday Challenge—up about $4000 from last year! This was thanks to the efforts of 2483 individuals who achieved the 200k level, over 5500 who surpassed 100k, and 385 kids and adaptive athletes who rowed or skied 50k—all between American Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve! A total of over 1.3 billion meters was reached—well over 10 million more meters than last year. An amazing nine individuals logged over one million meters each during these four weeks. That’s an average of over 31,250 meters per day! Continue Reading ›

Here's the Trick to Earn Some Treats: the Skeleton Crew Challenge

Oct 25, 2012

It’s a short, sweet challenge: Row and/or ski at least 31,000 meters between October 25 and October 31. You can do it on the SkiErg, the indoor rower, or a combination of the two. It’s an average of less than 5k per day—so no excuses! Get the kids to do it, too!

Here’s what you’ll get for completing the challenge: Continue Reading ›

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