Training | Concept2


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 ›

Row House: Pushing Yourself While Pulling Together

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Nov 29, 2023

caley crawford on rowergRow House is rapidly heading towards its tenth anniversary as a brand. The Row House gym, designed around indoor rowing for fitness, has grown from a couple of rowing studios into a franchise with studios across the United States. Row House offers “an inclusive group environment and one that builds bodies up instead of breaking them down,” says Caley Crawford, Head of Training & Experience at Row House. Continue Reading ›

4 Ways to Use the SkiErg for Fitness

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Apr 27, 2023

man and woman on skiergSki trainers, like the Concept2 SkiErg, are a relatively new fitness tool, so you are not alone if you’re not familiar with what they are and how they can be used. Just as the Concept2 RowErg was created for on water rowers, the SkiErg was developed as a training tool for serious cross-country skiers, but word of its effectiveness and flexibility has spread to the non-skiing world, too. Continue Reading ›

Using the Online Ranking as a Training Tool

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Apr 17, 2023

woman on rowergFor those who haven’t discovered it yet, the Concept2 Online Ranking is a very large and constantly growing database of best times for twelve different distance/time pieces on the RowErg, SkiErg and BikeErg. Its thousands of entries from users around the world can be readily sorted by event, age group, gender, weight class, country, state, adaptive category and more. The online ranking can be a very useful resource and training tool, even if you never choose to post a PR and rank yourself. Continue Reading ›

4 Spring Training Strategies

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Mar 23, 2023

woman on bikeerg in boathouseSeasonal transitions can be challenging times for a fitness routine. The weather doesn’t always cooperate; new activities can cause sore muscles, and change isn’t always smooth. On the bright side, the change of seasons provides an opportunity for positive change, a time to introduce new activities in your plan, and a chance to involve some new muscles. Continue Reading ›

Why Do YOU Erg?

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Feb 14, 2023

greg, cady, john in gymWe all have reasons that drive us to get on our Concept2 RowErgs, SkiErgs or BikeErgs every day and get those meters on the books. We talked to Concept2 employees at our Vermont headquarters and in our subsidiary offices to hear about what gets them on their machines each day.   Continue Reading ›

Training Top Riders On and Off the Bike

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Dec 28, 2022

Todd Schumlick is the owner/director of PerformX and has 25+ years of experience as a trainer (physical fitness, nutrition, rehab and mental development), including kinesiology, strength and conditioning, rehabilitation, sports nutrition, and more. He’s been a Red Bull contracted trainer for motocross and downhill mountain bike athletes since 2008. We talked with Todd about his experiences using Concept2 products in his training plans with action sports athletes. Continue Reading ›