Training

On Plateaus and Progress

Mar 15, 2017

Have you ever hit a plateau—that place where your progress seems to stagnate? You’re not getting faster or fitter—in fact, it feels more like the opposite.

Sometimes this can mean that you’ve been doing too much for too long and without making sure to get enough recovery time. Recovery is a necessary part of improving fitness, so be sure to give your body some time to rest and prepare to go harder again soon.

But a plateau may also mean that you’re not doing the right kinds of workouts for you. Recent research is pointing out several things: Continue Reading ›

Improving Your Rows with the Force Curve

Mar 01, 2017

The Force Curve display may be the most underutilized screen on the Performance Monitor. For many of us, it’s not clear what we’re looking at or striving for. However, the Force Curve can be a helpful tool to help you work on your rowing technique indoors.

A "blip" in power during my workout. To fix this, I focus on engaging my core along with my legs during the drive of each stroke.
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Cross-Training with the SkiErg

Feb 07, 2017

Just as the indoor rower is used by many people who are not on water rowers, the SkiErg is not just for skiers. It’s a great option for anyone wanting an aerobic exercise that uses the arms and core and can be done with or without the legs. When the legs are used, it’s a full body exercise. When the legs are not used, it’s a terrific choice for those who may be dealing with a leg injury or other lower body limitation. Continue Reading ›

Why Use a SkiErg during the Racing Season?

Jan 17, 2017

Ideally, one likes to ski on real snow in the winter, right? That’s what it’s all about. We’ve had a wonderful start to our ski season here in northern Vermont, with all trails open—notably many that were never skiable in last year’s disappointing winter. It’s been terrific to be able to ski so long and so far, for so many days in a row! Continue Reading ›

Redesigned Concept2 Utility Now Available

Nov 11, 2016

The Concept2 Utility is free software that allows you to keep the firmware on your Performance Monitor up to date and manage the workout data on your USB flash drive or Concept2 LogCard. You can also upload your workout data to your Online Logbook at concept2.com.

We’re excited to announce that a redesigned version of the Concept2 Utility is now available! Continue Reading ›

Beyond Just Row (or Just Ski)

Sep 20, 2016
One of the great things about the Concept2 Performance Monitor (PM) is that you don’t have to push any buttons or preset any workout, and it will just come on automatically when you take your first stroke. It will display your output on every stroke, it will keep track of your time and meters, and it will save your workout in memory—and you don’t have to push any buttons at all! Continue Reading ›

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