Dynamic Indoor Rower

Using the Online Ranking as a Training Tool

Jul 31, 2020

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 RowErg, SkiErg and BikeErg. Results have been submitted by users 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 ›

Rowing Dynamically: Slides vs. the Dynamic RowErg

Jan 08, 2020

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 ›

Dynamic: The Recovery

Jul 10, 2019

The Dynamic RowErg feels different than our Model D or Model E Indoor Rowers, primarily because the athlete stays mostly stationary while the feet move during each stroke. The Dynamic can be a great training tool since it provides a closer simulation to on water rowing. This simulation happens mostly on the recovery: the Dynamic demands more work by the athlete as he or she returns up the slide with strong body preparation into compression. Continue Reading ›

Why I Row 100% on the Dynamic

Jan 07, 2019

The Model D RowErg has become the standard off-water training tool for on-water rowers. It is what aspiring Olympians train on and fills most boathouses. Athletes are tested on the Model D so that results are comparable from workout to workout and from athlete to athlete. This helps coaches choose their boat line ups with the fastest, most competitive athletes. So why row on the Dynamic? Continue Reading ›

7 Concept2 Myths Busted

Dec 03, 2018

Myth #1: Rowing is only an upper body workout.

Rowing involves every large muscle group in the body. The legs are the primary driver on each stroke, followed by the core and finishing with the arms. The sliding seat allows the athlete to horizontally “jump” on each stroke, using the large muscles of the legs. Rowing is a high calorie burner because so many muscle groups are involved.

Myth #2: Rowing is hard.

Rowing is as easy or as hard as you like! While there is some technique to learn, we provide plenty of resources to get you started. Intensity is created by the user. The harder you row, the more wind resistance is generated, and the more resistance you feel. Rowing is a great sport for everyone! Continue Reading ›

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