Training

Using the Online Ranking as a Training Tool

May 10, 2013

For those who haven’t discovered it yet, the Concept2 Online Ranking is a very large and constantly growing database of best times for twelve different distance/time pieces on the indoor rower or SkiErg. Results have been submitted by rowers and skiers from around the world. Its thousands of entries can be readily sorted by event, age group, gender, weight class, country, state, adaptive category and more. The online ranking can be a very useful resource and training tool, even if you never choose to post a PR and rank yourself. Continue Reading ›

The Tour de SkiErg

Feb 04, 2013

There may be a lack of snow here in Vermont but the Tour de SkiErg has been in full swing since Friday, February 1. It's not too late to join.

The Tour de SkiErg is is a great challenge to help you stay focused on your workouts throughout the month--and stay in skiing shape if the weather isn't cooperating in your neck of the woods. The Tour de SkiErg runs from February 1–28 and features a different event each week. Continue Reading ›

Florida Rowed Trip

Jan 16, 2013
Concept2 oars filling the training area.

As snow falls in the northeast and lakes freeze, many collegiate teams take advantage of their schools’ winter breaks and head south to bury their blades in the water before launching into months of indoor training. The Concept2 crew of Pat and Meredith are meeting up with coaches in Florida this week, answering their equipment and training questions before the competitive spring season of racing begins. Continue Reading ›

Three Lessons

Jan 11, 2013

Jennie crosses the finish line a national champion

1. Maintain a neutral mentality when negativity is present and positivity is difficult. Never surrender to the dark side.

2. Life is unpredictable. You might as well roll with it.

3. A win is a win!

This is coming to you from Midway, Utah, where the US Cross Country Nationals is well under way. It has been quite chilly the past few days, but I’m not complaining one bit, because I would take this over rain any day! Continue Reading ›

ErgData Has Arrived!

Oct 31, 2012

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 ›

Ready to Give Indoor Rowing a Try?

Aug 31, 2012

Ahhh, rowing in the Olympics. Ballet on water. Power and grace on display with every stroke. Nothing short of inspiring.

You want some of that?

We’re not all Olympic-level athletes, but all of us can get a piece of that feeling of synchronicity, and that athletic look, regardless of our age or starting fitness level. Continue Reading ›

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