Racing

Rowing Faster by Going Slower

Mar 31, 2017
Attempting a stroke rate of 10 s/m (upper right corner) at low intensity

To get faster, row slower. This seems like contrary advice, but by varying your stroke rate you can actually improve your technique and overall speed.

As we explain in our Rowing with Greater Intensity video, a higher stroke rate (strokes per minute, spm, or “s/m” on the Performance Monitor) doesn’t necessarily mean greater intensity. To row with greater intensity, you need to push harder with your legs and connect the leg drive through the back and arms into the handle and spin the flywheel. Intensity requires a faster drive. To row at a low stroke rate with intensity, you need to take a little more time on the recovery. Continue Reading ›

New World Record Categories

Nov 18, 2016

In response to increased participation in our World Records and the expansion of our equipment offerings, Concept2 is introducing several new world record categories. Today, we are announcing world records for pieces done using Slides and a limited number of categories for pieces done using the Dynamic Indoor Rower. We will, of course, continue to maintain “static” indoor rower records. Continue Reading ›

Head Of The Charles 2016

Oct 25, 2016

It’s affectionately known as “Rowing Christmas”—the Head Of The Charles® Regatta in Boston, Massachusetts—and Concept2 CTS was there getting right into the fun and organized chaos of the ultimate 2-day rowing event. Seventeen thousand athletes of all ages and experience levels, from all around the world, raced in the regatta over the course of two days. It’s an event where a high school novice rower can rub elbows, literally, with an Olympic gold medalist. This year, there were seventy 2016 Rio Olympians on hand, many rowing in “Great Eights” sponsored by Concept2 CTS and HUDSON.

Gevvie Stone in front of (and featured on!) the Concept2 CTS Regatta Service trailer.
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Report from Rio

Aug 04, 2016
Concept2 has staff on the ground at the Rio Olympic Regatta, which starts on Saturday! Our staff is on site for any competitor’s needs, whether it is a last-minute tune up on their equipment or for unexpected problems, like oar damage from a collision.
Concept2 at the Olympic Regatta. Santiago Fuentes and Bob Beeman.
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Tags: Oars, Olympics, Racing

Testing Season for Skiers

Jun 20, 2016

The Green Racing Project (GRP) is an Olympic development cross-country ski, biathlon and rowing program based at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Craftsbury, Vermont. GRP athletes train year-round and race throughout the country, often earning opportunities to represent the US in international competition. Along the way, the athletes live as sustainably as they can, take care of their environment, and give back to their community.

The following blog was posted recently on the GRP Ski blog. We thought you might be interested in hearing about some of the ways they use the Concept2 SkiErg.
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