Training

100 Million Meters Strong: Richard Califano

Mar 25, 2019

Richard Califano (New Jersey, USA), 47, is a retired attorney and full-time running coach and tutor to his 12 year old twins, Matt and Alex. On February 6, 2019, he became the first member of the 100 Million Meter Club.

What does it take to be the first 100 Million Meter Club inductee?

A love of rowing and unwavering commitment.

Meet Richard Califano, whose accomplishments in rowing are much larger than his coxswain physique may suggest. Continue Reading ›

How to Fit Working Out into Your Workday

Feb 22, 2019

The BikeErg Desk: Just one way to get your workout in at Concept2!

Finding time to exercise can feel more difficult than the workout itself. Here at Concept2, our employees have found many ways to schedule fitness into their busy work days.

Even though Concept2 gives employees flexible hours and scheduling, we still need to juggle exercise between taking phone calls, building oars, shipping orders, having meetings, and other tasks and responsibilities. While some of our staff work behind desks, many others are on their feet in our warehouse, shipping and production areas. Even with a workout room easily available, it can still be tough to find time.

How does our staff make it happen? A few Concept2 employees share their tricks. Continue Reading ›

10 Questions with Marc Megna

Feb 05, 2019

Marc Megna is a Miami-based strength and conditioning coach. He's a former NFL football player and is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association with years of experience in this field. Megna works with a wide variety of clients, from celebrities, professional athletes and novices. Continue Reading ›

A Perspective on Heart Rate Training

Jan 25, 2019

Heart rate training is one way to monitor progress and fitness. These days, there are a growing number of fitness devices to help you measure heart rate: chest straps, watches, even inserts you can put in your shorts! You should find the device that works best for you.

Wrist-based heart rate monitors are increasingly popular because they are comfortable, convenient, and can provide continuous heart rate monitoring from exercise to everyday activities. However, we find that they often struggle with accuracy during rowing or skiing due to the tendons flexing while exercising. We recommend a chest belt if you’re looking for better accuracy. Continue Reading ›

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5 Reasons I Use the BikeErg

Jan 17, 2019

If I were to sum myself up as an athlete I would simply say, “I like fitness.” I played traditional high school sports, I was once a runner, had a brief stint with rock climbing, I attend a CrossFit gym, and in the summer you won't catch me anywhere but on mountain bike trails or pushing watts pedaling up Vermont hills. This being said, I don’t consider myself a true "cyclist". So why do I love the BikeErg so much? Continue Reading ›

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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 ›

4 Steps for Goal Setting

Jan 02, 2019

Whether you’re new to Concept2 or trying to get back in shape, sometimes "Just Row", "Just Bike" and "Just Ski" doesn’t cut it. You want to be faster on the erg(s), feel stronger and healthier, but you feel like you’re just going in slow circles. This is where setting clear goals can be helpful and motivating. Continue Reading ›

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