Getting Started | Concept2

Getting Started

Realistic Goal Setting

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Dec 29, 2023

jameson on RowErgThe Concept2 Holiday Challenge is one where many of us get back to our ergs as winter sets in. For me, my goal was to navigate maximum ski touring time and Holiday Challenge erg meters in what began as a very snowy winter in Vermont. I often chase PRs during this challenge as I am building volume and endurance, but this year, I focused more on steady state zone 1 and zone 2 activities. By changing my goals and efforts in my erging, I found a lot of benefit compared to the frustrations of chasing elusive numbers and splits when I’m not in prime shape. Continue Reading ›

Looking for Good Workouts? Need Training Suggestions?

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May 06, 2022
Concept2 offers a wide variety of workout and training support, with a goal of helping you to get the most out of your Concept2 purchase. Many of us are athletes and coaches ourselves, and regular users of our RowErg, SkiErg and BikeErg. We offer training in a number of different ways so that hopefully everyone can find what works best for them. Continue Reading ›

Is my Time (or Distance) “Good”?

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Jan 12, 2021

New athletes who try rowing, skiing or riding often wonder how their personal successes stack up against certain benchmarks. Of course, what is “good” for one athlete may not be comparable to another, whether based on gender, age, general fitness or experience. Individuals have their own goals and frames of reference. Still, the Concept2 Rankings can help. Continue Reading ›

Getting Started? Try these Workouts

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Apr 23, 2020

Are you just starting out on your Concept2 machine and not knowing where to begin? While there’s a wealth of information on getting set up, training and staying motivated available on our website, we understand that you may be excited to get just right to it. What should your first few workouts look like? Let us point you in the right direction! Continue Reading ›