Rowing: The Other "Multisport"

Apr 05, 2011

The Multisport World Conference and Expo helps athletes prepare for competition by providing them with information on training, nutrition and racing from top coaches and athletes. “Multisport” refers to combined events such as duathlons and triathlons, but many athletes at the conference also participate in marathons, ultra-marathons, cycling, skiing, paddling, adventure racing, and… you guessed it, rowing. Continue Reading ›

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The Concept2 SkiErg is a Hit at IHRSA

Mar 23, 2011

Concept2 CTS has just returned from the biggest international trade show of the year—The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association show, or IHRSA, for short. IHRSA is the fitness industry’s only global trade association. It represents over 9000 health and fitness facilities and over 650 supplier companies in 75 countries. Continue Reading ›

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Shoe Choice

Mar 18, 2011

In my last post, I discussed the significance of foot position on the Concept2 Indoor Rower. Another important consideration is shoe choice. For some, this is as simple as using whatever shoes are available. If you are incorporating rowing on the indoor rower with running or other forms of exercise, then you’ll probably just use whatever trainers (shoes) you have and that’s fine. Shoe choice is largely personal, but I’ll throw you a few thoughts on the matter so you can make an informed choice. Continue Reading ›

Tour de SkiErg Wrap-up

Mar 04, 2011

Concept2’s Tour de SkiErg, which ended on February 28, saw a great increase in both participation and competition. Concept2’s Josh Carlson shares his experience and follows up on his February 18 post. Continue Reading ›

2011 C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints Report

Mar 02, 2011

In 1982, 85 athletes gathered together in a boathouse at Harvard for the first ever CRASH-B Sprints. February 20 this year saw the 30th edition of what has gone on to become the World Indoor Rowing Championship. Since those early days, the race has outgrown a number of venues and is currently held at Boston University’s magnificent Agganis Arena. This year, over 2000 athletes from 22 different countries took part, with competitors ranging from ages 14 to 93, with Stephen Richardson and Paul Randall both winning hammers (the traditional CRASH-B victor’s prize) in the Men’s 90-94 Hwt and Lwt categories respectively. Continue Reading ›

Canot à Glace

Feb 28, 2011

Can you handle the True North? That is, can you handle rowing in Canada in sub-zero temperatures? Last month, I tried exactly that. I was initiated to a historical sport, “Canot à Glace,” which is practiced in Quebec City on the St-Laurent seaway. The easy translation would be “Ice Canoeing,” but with all due respect, it’s rowing and not canoeing since we go backwards and use Concept2 oars instead of wooden paddles. However, given the oral tradition of the sport and how the passionate winter rowers in Quebec City have passed it down from one generation to the next, I will uphold the tradition and call it as it is in French, “Canot à Glace.” It is now part of the culture of Quebec City. There is a competitive league for the sport and the die-hard winter lovers say that it’s the best winter sport! Continue Reading ›

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