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Could a Little Deception Help Me Break My Personal Bests?

Jan 19, 2012

Last fall I read an article in The New York Times, “A Little Deception Helps Push Athletes to the Limit,” that really made me reflect on my own athletic abilities and the value of sport psychology. I’ll admit that I was a bit reluctant to accept the premise of the study; it’s not every day that a newspaper article makes me question how hard I push myself, and if I truly have found my physical limits! Continue Reading ›

Back on the Erg Again

Dec 16, 2011

You know how, during the holidays, you find yourself reverting back to childhood family dynamics with your family? Your sister steals the bathroom, your mom starts nagging, and your parents inquire about your whereabouts as if you have a curfew again. Well, for ex-collegiate rowers, the Concept2 Holiday Challenge can feel like a similar homecoming with the indoor rower. It is familiar, annoying, and loving all at the same time. Continue Reading ›

What you missed at the USRowing Convention

Dec 12, 2011

It’s been quite a few years since I attended the USRowing Annual Convention. I went this time primarily to complete my Level III coaching certification, meet up with some old rowing buddies, and hopefully pick up a few new tools for my toolbox as coach of the Michigan Technological University crew. As someone who has always loved the indoor rower and has used it as a critical part of my own and my athletes’ training, I was prepared for lots of references to the erg as the machine rowers hate and coaches rely on to separate the fitness levels of competitive rowers within their crews.   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 ›

Erg Golf

Oct 14, 2011

Customers often share with us fun and creative ways they use to approach their workouts. This game is from the archives, first sent in to us by Dick Grossman when he was a rowing coach at Dartmouth College. 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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