Announcing our latest software option for use with a Concept2 Indoor Rower or SkiErg: ErgData. ErgData is a free iOS application designed to run on an Apple iPhone or iPod touch. Used with the iConnectConcept2 connection kit (sold separately) Ergdata enables your iPhone or iPod touch to display a selection of real-time stats not available on the Performance Monitor, including Drive Length, Drive Time, Peak Force and Average Force. At the end of your workout, ErgData uploads your piece directly to the Concept2 Online Logbook. Continue Reading ›
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 ›
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 ›
We first started sending out our Ergo Update newsletter back in December of 1982. The first issue was largely dedicated to covering the first-ever CRASH-B Sprints. It was a single 8.5 x 14” double-sided sheet.
As our customer base grew to include many people who weren’t on-water or competitive rowers, we expanded the Update to include a broader range of stories and information. By Spring 1991, the Update was an 8-page booklet; by Fall 1992 it had jumped to 12 pages. We first hit 16 pages in Fall 1994. Continue Reading ›
One of the hardest things about sticking to an exercise routine is keeping it fresh. Unless you’re following a structured workout program, most of us tend to fall back on the same handful of trusty sessions. Continue Reading ›
The 2013 indoor race season is getting closer! Are you training for your 2000m? If you aren’t yet, you may want to consider starting now so you can row a personal best at the 2013 World Indoor Rowing Championships (WIRC) in Boston on Sunday the 17th of February, hosted by the CRASH-B Sprints at Boston University’s Agganis Arena. Continue Reading ›
Rowing is not like rowing. This is something I (painfully) learned last weekend during the CrossFit Regionals in Ballerup, Denmark, while I was working out with Mikko Salo and Juha Puonti from Rogue Fitness (manufacturer of CrossFit equipment). Mikko won the CrossFit Games in 2009. As a competitive on water rower, I usually row for 30–45 minutes at low intensity and a heart rate near 145. From time to time I go for 250 or 500 meter sprints for interval work. The workout on the indoor rower with Mikko and Juha, however, was totally new to me: 30 seconds full power followed by 30 seconds rest for 20 repetitions. Continue Reading ›
As I prepare for my last 2k ergo test of the season (and potentially my last ever), I’ve been reflecting on the countless tests I’ve pulled, where I was, what model I was on, what team I was trying to select for and of course, how painful it was. Every rower seems to have an outrageous story about an epic erg test. The account always seems worse than anything imaginable, and I often wonder if the story has been grossly distorted, but why get in the way of a good story, right? Continue Reading ›