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8 Erg Workout Ideas for Kids

Mar 19, 2020

If you have an erg, and kids, there are many fun ways to get those kids active at home. Here are a few of our favorite workouts, suitable for all ages. We also offer suggestions for setting up the RowErg for kids.

  1. Music makes working out fun. Put on your favorite song(s) and take turns rowing, skiing or riding to the beat. Try to match the rhythm of the song. You can try working harder through each chorus or row every other song. (Pop songs tend to be about three minutes long each. Add stretches and additional exercises as you rest.)
  2. Draw a pyramid. What does it look like? Try a “pyramid workout”. Why is it called a pyramid? Workout: 100m row / 1:00 rest / 200m row / 1:00 rest / 300m row / 1:00 rest / 400m row / 1:00 rest / 300m row / 1:00 rest / 200m row / 1:00 rest / 100 row. Continue Reading ›

How to Clean Concept2 Equipment

Mar 11, 2020


RowErgs, SkiErgs, and BikeErgs

Mix a dilution of ¼ cup of standard household bleach per gallon of water to clean indoor equipment. (Note: Too much bleach can corrode electronics.) Wipe off excess or, if possible, with a damp (water) paper towel. Do not spray electronics directly. Air dry. Clean before and after every row, ski or ride. Clean handles, grips, handlebars, and other surfaces you touch.

If cleaning with a disinfectant or household cleaner, please follow manufacturer’s instructions.

Wipe the monorail with a cloth or non-abrasive scouring pad after use. You can use soap and water or any glass cleaner. Do not use mineral acids, bleach, or coarse abrasives on the monorail. Continue Reading ›

Kendall Chase: Riding Her Way Back to Rowing Fitness

Feb 17, 2020

Any injury rehabilitation should be performed under the supervision of an appropriate medical professional. The information here is not provided as medical or rehabilitation advice.

Kendall Chase, member of the USRowing National Team, faced a frustrating dilemma: two years into a four-year Olympic cycle, she was dealing with a serratus (rib) strain and nerve pain, potentially jeopardizing the fate of her rowing career. A member of the senior team since 2017, she needed a way to stay fit so she could stage a comeback. Injury can be frustrating, but that energy can best be focused on recovering.

Chase stayed competitive while recovering. How? She focused her efforts on setting new records on the Concept2 BikeErg. Continue Reading ›

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Season 2 of the Concept2 Workout Podcast is Here!

Sep 09, 2019

"As the Flywheel Spins," the Concept2 workout podcast, delivers much more than just a workout. Through careful coaching, Cady (your host and Concept2 trainer) teaches about technique, understanding your power output, how to work with the Performance Monitor as a true training partner, and developing your own power and skills on the Concept2 erg.
Concept2 trainer Cady leads a group BikeErg class
Concept2 trainer and podcast host Cady leads the first known group BikeErg class
Season one, which launched in December of 2018, focused primarily on the RowErg® with a new episode every week. In this new season, Cady will continue to bring you a new RowErg workout each week. The big change is that she is adding workouts on the Concept2 BikeErg® and SkiErg®. These two ergs will alternate weeks—but you can always go back and find an episode when you need workout inspiration! Continue Reading ›

Timeless Training Tips: 30 and Out

Aug 06, 2019

Here are some great, 30-minute workout ideas from our archives. From 1991 to 2003, Larry Gluckman served Concept2 as our HR person--and everyone’s personal coach. Larry had coached numerous Olympic and National Team crews in the years before he joined Concept2, and went back to coaching after he left us. His workout wisdom is evergreen, and well worth reposting 24 years later—with a few updates to reflect that fact that we now have the SkiErg and BikeErg in addition to our RowErg.
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3 Great Ways to Train While Pregnant

Jun 06, 2019

Any exercise while pregnant should be performed under the supervision of an appropriate medical professional. The information here is not provided as medical advice.

Pregnancy is a time of many changes—but abandoning your exercise routine doesn’t have to be one of them. Under the guidance of medical supervision, rowing, skiing or cycling can be excellent ways to stay healthy and fit before (and after!) baby. If you’ve been using Concept2 equipment before becoming pregnant, this may be a great way to continue staying active.

All Concept2 ergs—RowErg, SkiErg and BikeErg—allow the user to easily adjust intensity. The harder you work, the faster the flywheel spins, and the more wind resistance will be generated. As you work harder, the erg responds with more resistance. This user-controlled resistance makes our ergs versatile fitness tools. Whether you’re looking to maintain intensity or bring your workouts down a notch, Concept2 erg give you control of your workouts. With a few adjustments for comfort, Concept2 ergs may provide options to continue exercising up to your due date. Continue Reading ›

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