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100 Years Old and Still Rowing Strong: Don McCluskey

Feb 16, 2021

Happy Birthday to Don McCluskey, who turns 100 years old on February 17, 2021!

We’re always excited to share the stories of our centenarians who demonstrate that rowing can be a lifelong sport. Don credits his longevity to a diet of red wine, Brussel sprouts and carrots, along with his daily exercise on the Concept2 RowErg. Don lives in an assisted living facility, where he continues to work out daily during COVID-19.

“During the pandemic I’ve been rowing every single day for at least 20-30 minutes, and it’s kept me healthy and sane during the lockdown. It’s one of the best exercises you can do when you’re stuck indoors. I have it set up by a window, and I don’t listen to audio while I’m rowing. It’s such a pleasure to row that I just look out the window and get my best thinking done while rowing on my Concept2.” Continue Reading ›

Is my Time (or Distance) “Good”?

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 ›

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 ›

Short and Spicy Workouts from the Archives

Oct 14, 2020

Here are some great, 30-minute workout ideas from our archives. From 1991 to 2003, Larry Gluckman served Concept2 as our Human Resource 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 25 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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Rowing Workout Tips and Tricks

Sep 29, 2020

We’ve seen a lot of creativity this year, as regattas, fitness competitions and organized sporting events have had to adjust due to the coronavirus outbreak. There have been virtual events and competitions popping up all over the world and we’ve been amazed at the lengths people have gone to keep us connected and active during these crazy times.

The USRowing Virtual Fall is currently underway and was created to help the rowing community stay connected, compete in virtual regattas, and have the chance to win prizes. They’ve partnered with five of the nation’s largest head races, and others, to come up with 16 great events. The Head Of The Charles Regatta® has gone completely remote with an on water event, a participatory RowErg event and a live RowErg race open to all! Now’s your chance to compete in the premier US regatta. Continue Reading ›

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