The SkiErg is a pretty simple device—two handles that connect to two cords that accelerate a flywheel for resistance. The cords are free to be pulled in any number of directions. So, is there a proper SkiErg technique, and if so, why? Continue Reading ›
If you have access to more than one rowing, skiing or cycling erg, there are some great combined workouts to be had. Multi-erg workouts use muscles in complementary ways—and they’re even better with friends! Here are some ideas to get you started. Continue Reading ›
The weight adjustment calculator can be a helpful tool because it provides a way to compare indoor rowing performances between people of different weights. It shifts focus away from absolute power toward power to body weight ratio. If you have a large friend who always beats you indoor rowing, challenge them to a weight-adjusted race! Continue Reading ›
Last year we introduced the ability to connect your Concept2 Online Logbook account to other training platforms. This means that if you use our free smartphone app ErgData (or something similar), you can connect it to your Concept2 Performance Monitor and send workouts easily to your Logbook and, from there, to places such as Strava and Training Peaks. Since then, nearly 4000 people have connected their Logbook accounts to Strava.
As an overall competitive person I like data. When I say “competitive,” I don’t mean I have been to the Olympics, I mean I like to win, against myself or others. This competitiveness has helped me row, ski or ride pieces I am proud of on all three pieces of Concept2 equipment.
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As we follow the research on exercise and health, we’re finding more and more reasons to incorporate intervals into our training. Below is a summary of the benefits they may offer, with some links to further reading if you’re interested. Continue Reading ›
The annual SkiErg World Sprints will be held November 9–12, 2017. Make it your training goal and plan to participate! We offer a training plan and tips for getting the most out of your technique. Continue Reading ›
Here’s a training program designed to get you ready for the SkiErg World Sprints 1000 meter challenge. Josh and Ben, skiers and members of the Concept2 Customer Service team, used this program last year. The program requires just two workouts per week on the SkiErg, preferably not on back-to-back days, and assumes that you are getting exercise on 3–4 other days per week—whether rowing, biking, running or another choice. Continue Reading ›
The Million Meter Club began in 1987 to inspire our customers to row more meters, keep track of those meters, and then celebrate the achievement. The goal was simple: reach one million meters on the indoor rower no matter how long it took to get there.
On the Club’s 30th Anniversary, we thought we would take some time to reach out to some of the individuals who embody the spirit of million meter rowing (and skiing!). Continue Reading ›