Scullers and sweep athletes who are looking to get more out of the indoor season can benefit from dynamic training. Concept2 offers two options for this: Slides and the Dynamic RowErg. How do they compare?
First, we describe these types of training as “dynamic” because they better simulate the dynamics of rowing a boat on the water, where the rower is heavier than the boat, so the boat moves around the rower's mass. Off-water, this same feel is simulated by having the erg move around the rower's mass, which is mostly stationary. The dynamics of how the mass of the machine and athlete move, therefore, are a bit different even though the same rowing stroke is used. The same stroke sequence, power application and technique are used no matter what machine you’re on. Continue Reading ›