International Women's Day is Friday, March 8. It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. We have spoken with several women we'd like to celebrate for their fitness achievements and in honor of International Women's Day. Continue Reading ›
Here’s a 6-week training plan to get you ready for the SkiErg World Sprints, November 8-11, 2018. We’ve been posting this training program for the last few years now—it’s a great plan, so we’re posting it again! This program requires just two workouts per week on the Concept2 SkiErg, preferably not on back-to-back days, and assumes that you are getting exercise several other days per week—whether rowing, biking, running or another choice. Continue Reading ›
The SkiErg is a pretty simple device—two handles that connect to two cords that accelerate a flywheel for resistance. The cords are free to be pulled in any number of directions. So, is there a proper SkiErg technique, and if so, why? Continue Reading ›
As an overall competitive person I like data. When I say “competitive,” I don’t mean I have been to the Olympics, I mean I like to win, against myself or others. This competitiveness has helped me row, ski or ride pieces I am proud of on all three pieces of Concept2 equipment. Continue Reading ›
The annual SkiErg World Sprints will be held November 9–12, 2017. Make it your training goal and plan to participate! We offer a training plan and tips for getting the most out of your technique. Continue Reading ›
The 500 meter row. A staple for many; an all-out fly and die effort. For the fast it’s over quickly yet feels like it takes forever when done at max effort. Many, such as Sam Loch, have tried to chase down a two-decade old world record and come close, but it still sits out there beckoning challengers to try it. Others excel in their age group and dominate many different distances, such as Anne Bourlioux, who owns 35 world records.
Some people battle records for months; others break their own records, almost daily. Shawn Baker has done just that: he’s broken the 500 meter record for heavyweight men, age 50–59, over ten times in 2017. The previous record holders? Shawn Baker himself. Shawn likes to push to that dark mental place often, way more often than this writer does. A brutal 500 meters isn’t something that often crosses my mind as a piece I’d like to do every day.
What pushes someone to want to do such a challenging piece over and over? Continue Reading ›