Training

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 ›

Rowing for Runners

Oct 03, 2019
Rowing is a “leg sport," working the quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings and calves. Runners can benefit by incorporating more rowing into their training.

A leg sport? Yes! Think of each stroke as a horizontal “jump.” Strong rowers engage their quadriceps and glutes to push their oars through the water. Each stroke moves through the knee, hip and elbow joints to create a full-body low-impact workout. Of course, rowing doesn't work only the legs: the core and upper body on each stroke results in a dynamic high-Calorie burning workout. Continue Reading ›

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Tips for a Successful Training Program

Sep 26, 2019

From 1991 to 2003, Larry Gluckman served Concept2 as our Human Resources staff 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.

Larry's 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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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 ›

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 ›

The SkiErg for Injury Recovery

Jun 13, 2019

I love movement and exercise, and if you're reading this then chances are you enjoy a healthy dose of movement as well. We rely on our bodies as vehicles for movement and they usually deliver, allowing us collectively to do some amazing things. Sometimes, however, bodies break down and we get injured. And when that happens it can be an incredibly frustrating thing, especially when it prevents us from moving in the way we are used to and from doing the things we love.
In this blog I will share my experience using the Concept2 SkiErg while recovering from two surgeries: one to repair a broken left fibula and one to trim a torn right meniscus. Continue Reading ›

3 Great Ways to Train While Pregnant

Jun 06, 2019

Any exercise while pregnant should be performed under the supervision of an appropriate medical professional. The information here is not provided as medical advice.

Pregnancy is a time of many changes—but abandoning your exercise routine doesn’t have to be one of them. Under the guidance of medical supervision, rowing, skiing or cycling can be excellent ways to stay healthy and fit before (and after!) baby. If you’ve been using Concept2 equipment before becoming pregnant, this may be a great way to continue staying active.

All Concept2 ergs—RowErg, SkiErg and BikeErg—allow the user to easily adjust intensity. The harder you work, the faster the flywheel spins, and the more wind resistance will be generated. As you work harder, the erg responds with more resistance. This user-controlled resistance makes our ergs versatile fitness tools. Whether you’re looking to maintain intensity or bring your workouts down a notch, Concept2 erg give you control of your workouts. With a few adjustments for comfort, Concept2 ergs may provide options to continue exercising up to your due date. Continue Reading ›

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