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Adaptive Athlete Michael Mills: CrossFit, Core and Concept2

Oct 18, 2019

Wheelchair athlete Michael Mills gives practical advice to other athletes considering trying the RowErg or SkiErg: “Really, just start.”

Michael Mills says he has “found so much JOY from CrossFit and what it has given me.” Mills is in charge of the Mayhem Adaptive Online Program, a program that follows side by side with the Mayhem Athlete program created by CrossFit legend Rich Froning. Mills adapts workouts for adaptive seated and standing athletes. Continue Reading ›

Adaptive Athlete Todd Vogt: Finding Strength and Fitness with Concept2

Oct 16, 2019

Concept2 is excited to share resources for adaptive athletes and feature the experiences of athletes who use our products. Todd's story is the first of our series of blog posts focusing on adaptive athletes.

Andy Wigren (stroke) and Todd Vogt (bow) represent the US in the PR3 Men's Pair.

Todd Vogt fell in love with the sport of rowing as a college freshman at the University of Buffalo in 1992. He was able to make rowing his career and became a rowing coach while continuing to row competitively himself. “I love the physical and mental challenge of the sport,” Vogt explains. But in June of 2018, when Vogt was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s disease at the age of 43, he was crushed. “I thought my athletic life was over,” he recalled.

For many adaptive athletes like Vogt, Concept2 provides options for adaptive athletes to find (or rediscover) sport and fitness. Continue Reading ›

8 Classic Running Workouts to Row

Oct 09, 2019

Running training plans incorporate a variety of workouts to help you build up to your goals: daily runs build base fitness, track workouts improve speed and pacing; fartleks vary intensity; long runs build endurance; hills improve strength; recovery days address fatigue and rest.

Some of our favorite running workouts translate nicely to rowing. Continue Reading ›

Season 2 of the Concept2 Workout Podcast is Here!

Sep 09, 2019

"As the Flywheel Spins," the Concept2 workout podcast, delivers much more than just a workout. Through careful coaching, Cady (your host and Concept2 trainer) teaches about technique, understanding your power output, how to work with the Performance Monitor as a true training partner, and developing your own power and skills on the Concept2 erg.
Concept2 trainer Cady leads a group BikeErg class
Concept2 trainer and podcast host Cady leads the first known group BikeErg class
Season one, which launched in December of 2018, focused primarily on the RowErg® with a new episode every week. In this new season, Cady will continue to bring you a new RowErg workout each week. The big change is that she is adding workouts on the Concept2 BikeErg® and SkiErg®. These two ergs will alternate weeks—but you can always go back and find an episode when you need workout inspiration! Continue Reading ›

Timeless Training Tips: 30 and Out

Aug 06, 2019

Here are some great, 30-minute workout ideas from our archives. From 1991 to 2003, Larry Gluckman served Concept2 as our HR 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 24 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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