Dynamic Indoor Rower

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 ›

Another Fall Team Challenge is in the Books

Oct 24, 2012

A total of 188 teams, composed of 3247 people, logged 308,256,325 meters on the indoor rower and SkiErg between September 15 and October 15. The average number of meters rowed per person was about 95,000 and there were 485 individuals who surpassed 200,000 meters!

Here at Concept2, we had a team of 29 people and were excited to hold on to 19th place overall and 2nd place in the Corporate Fitness Facility division. Continue Reading ›

Eric Murray: Dynamic 2k vs. Model E 2k

Mar 05, 2012

It is not easy to find athletes willing to do a maximum effort 2k on the Dynamic Indoor Rower then turn around and do it again on a Model D or E in the same season, but we are gathering as much information as people are willing to share on how times compare between the types of machines. Fortunately for us, Eric Murray of the New Zealand pair did just that with a 2k on the Dynamic Indoor Rower in January and then on a Model E last weekend at a New Zealand team test. Eric has been an early adopter of the Dynamic erg and has had about as much time on it as anyone. Continue Reading ›

Choosing Dynamic

Oct 20, 2011

Chris Wilson, our on-site coach and Rowing Advisor, had this experience over the weekend:

“On Saturday morning, an athlete I used to coach joined me at Concept2 for an indoor workout. He and his wife are deciding which indoor rower to purchase for their new home. James rowed in high school and college (often in the stroke seat), and is now a very able sculler. He’s logged a lot of kilometers on the Models B, C, and D. Continue Reading ›

Model D vs. Dynamic: 2k Tests with Peter Dreissigacker

Sep 01, 2011

I am looking ahead to the indoor training season and realize that more people will be training on our newest indoor rower, the Dynamic erg, this winter. Comparing scores between the Model D and the Dynamic erg is the subject of speculation. The flywheel and monitor components are identical on the Model D and Dynamic, but the athlete may row differently on each. The results experienced may be unexpected. Continue Reading ›

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