Indoor Racing

Rowing Locally for the Head Of The Charles Regatta

Oct 16, 2020

Many races and events have gone virtual this year, including the Head Of The Charles® Regatta. In addition to indoor participatory and live racing events, the Head Of The Charles Regatta has offered a participatory on water event. Athletes are encouraged to row 4702 meters on their local courses and submit their best times. Best of all? All proceeds from these events support the Head Of The Charles x Gold Cup Grant Fund to build and sustain diversity in the sport. Continue Reading ›

Concept2 Supports the Virtual Head Of The Charles® Regatta

Sep 09, 2020

Fall is in the air, which means it’s usually the time our Vermont crew starts packing up to travel to Boston, Massachusetts, for the annual Head Of The Charles® Regatta. This year, we’ll be cheering on the athletes and racing from home with the regatta’s multi-component event that includes on water racing opportunities, indoor rowing for all, and a competitive live broadcast indoor rowing race. Continue Reading ›

Low Stroke Rates: Rowing Faster by Going Slower

Jan 31, 2020
Attempting a stroke rate of 10 s/m (upper right corner) at low intensity

To get faster, row slower. This seems like contrary advice, but by varying your stroke rate you can actually improve your technique and overall speed.

As we explain in our Rowing with Greater Intensity video, a higher stroke rate (strokes per minute, spm, or “s/m” on the Performance Monitor) doesn’t necessarily mean greater intensity. To row with greater intensity, you need to push harder with your legs and connect the leg drive through the back and arms into the handle and spin the flywheel. Intensity requires a faster drive. To row at a low stroke rate with intensity, you need to take a little more time on the recovery. Continue Reading ›

SkiErg World Sprints—Start Your Training Now!

Sep 13, 2019

This year’s edition of the SkiErg World sprints takes place November 7–10, 2019. This is a virtual 1000 meter race—you can participate from your home, school or club—or you can join a physical event near you. Find out more info about the SkiErg World Sprints. If you are a club or box wishing to host a Sprints event, contact joshc@concept2.com for information on submitting results. Continue Reading ›

BikeErg World Sprints Training Plan

May 20, 2019

This year kicks off the inaugural BikeErg World Sprints: a virtual 4000 meter (4k) race, July 3–7, 2019, raced anywhere you can compete on a BikeErg.

We’ve put together a training plan to help you prepare. Many athletes are outdoors this time of year cycling or training in other sports. Two sessions per week on the BikeErg, however, can keep you focused on the strength and power you’ll need for a time trial. Continue Reading ›

Spring Transitions

Mar 29, 2019

Contributed by Linda Muri, Rocket Science Rowing:

With this year’s last 2k of the indoor season in the proverbial rearview, I am ready to shift gears. Post race season is a time to refocus and refresh, to evaluate last year’s goals and set new ones for the coming year. It is a natural time to examine things like technique and training plans--what worked, what did not, and how you can make changes. For a range of what works during this transition, I checked in with a few indoor stalwarts who medaled at the 2019 World Rowing Indoor Championships in Long Beach, California, USA. Continue Reading ›

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