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 ›

Visiting our Green Neighbors

Apr 26, 2013

The Concept2 Green Team, composed of employees who review our environmental practices, recently made a visit to our neighbor in the industrial park: Butternut Mountain Farm. The purpose of our visit was to see the rooftop solar photovoltaic system on their newest building. They expect it to produce 105kW of electricity, which is a healthy portion of their annual power use. At Concept2, we currently have seven tracking solar arrays that produce about 20% of our power needs—and we have two buildings with ample south-facing roofs where we could produce most of the rest of our electricity. Thus, the visit. Continue Reading ›

Best in Class

Apr 11, 2013

For years, the Concept2 Indoor Rower has been used in all types of wellness facilities, and it's proven to be an effective tool for weight loss, injury rehabilitation, and diabetes and osteoporosis management. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Indoor Rower

Challenges, Challenges

Mar 11, 2013

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we've come through the darkest days of the indoor training season. While we watch the days lengthen and countdown to the on water season, we've got a few more online challenges in store to get you through the hump. But first, a recap! Continue Reading ›

Tags: Challenges

Birkie Fever

Mar 01, 2013


It’s that yearly craving for the excitement, camaraderie and challenge that can only be satisfied by clicking into a pair of skis and lining up at the start line with more than 8000 other ski pals from around the world. It’s a lifestyle that keeps you fit and healthy year-round. It’s an annual test of personal endurance. And it’s something no skier wants to shake. Some of the symptoms?

  • Your home is filled with Birkie paraphernalia.
  • Your television is permanently set to the Weather Channel.
  • You think about wave placement in the heat of summer.
  • You pray for snow long before winter sets in.
  • You register the first day the new entry form is made available.
  • You train endlessly, no matter the time of year.
  • You notice the “B” word invades conversations within 15 minutes.
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Tags: Racing, SkiErg

Meter Madness

Feb 16, 2013

Each year, the leader board for the Virtual Team Challenge lights up with impressive meters rowed over thirty-one days. Some of these results seem unbelievable: how is it possible to row over two million meters in just one month? We reached out to a few rowers in the challenge who completed over one million meters to find out.

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