Everybody loves sprinters. Whether it's the sight of Usain Bolt styling it out after destroying the field; cyclists slowly teetering around the top of the velodrome before swooping down the boards; or watching dragsters that look like a wedge of brie with tractor wheels at the back and baby carriage wheels at the front, speed demons have always captured the imagination. Continue Reading ›
One of the best features of Concept2 ergs (ski or rowing) is that they accurately measure the work you’re doing. In addition, the flywheel calibrates itself on every rundown to take ambient conditions into account, so someone at altitude can compare their erg time with someone at sea level, regardless of the weather and environmental conditions.
What’s so great about this? It means you can race! You can compare your times and distances with friends and competitors in another state, country or continent. It also makes the SkiErg a great tool for tracking your training progress by comparing your performance in a certain workout from one time to the next. Continue Reading ›
For the on-water rowing community, the common measure of pace is generally “time per 500 meters,” which can be more clearly stated as “how long it takes you to row 500 meters.” This traditional measure has been brought indoors to the erg as well, and is now used by a majority of indoor rowers. But what does it mean? Why is it used? What are the other options? Continue Reading ›
The 34th World Indoor Rowing Championship, hosted by the CRASH-B Sprints, took place on March 1, 2015, at the Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachussetts. Nearly 2300 athletes raced from 34 countries, with competitors ranging in age from 12 to 90. Continue Reading ›
Thousands of people have discovered the thrill of racing on the indoor rower. If you’re ready to join their ranks, or just plain old curious, then read on! Continue Reading ›
Mark your calendars and keep up your training: the 6th Annual Concept2 SkiErg World Sprints will be held November 7–9, 2014. Continue Reading ›
A great season of international racing ended this summer at the World Rowing Championships held at the Bosbaan race course in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Concept2 was fortunate to be there to provide service to all athletes using Concept2 oars, and we had a great view of the racing from our trailer. Continue Reading ›