8 Erg Workout Ideas for Kids

Mar 19, 2020

If you have an erg, and kids, there are many fun ways to get those kids active at home. Here are a few of our favorite workouts, suitable for all ages. We also offer suggestions for setting up the RowErg for kids.

  1. Music makes working out fun. Put on your favorite song(s) and take turns rowing, skiing or riding to the beat. Try to match the rhythm of the song. You can try working harder through each chorus or row every other song. (Pop songs tend to be about three minutes long each. Add stretches and additional exercises as you rest.)
  2. Draw a pyramid. What does it look like? Try a “pyramid workout”. Why is it called a pyramid? Workout: 100m row / 1:00 rest / 200m row / 1:00 rest / 300m row / 1:00 rest / 400m row / 1:00 rest / 300m row / 1:00 rest / 200m row / 1:00 rest / 100 row. Continue Reading ›

Getting your Erg in Shape

Mar 18, 2020

Like many of us these days, you are probably spending a lot of time indoors, hunkering down and navigating the "new normal" in these days of Coronavirus. We've been hearing from people who are pulling out their ergs so they can stay healthy and active during this time at home. There are few easy things you can do to ensure your machines are fully functioning and ready to go. Continue Reading ›

How to Clean Concept2 Equipment

Mar 11, 2020


RowErgs, SkiErgs, and BikeErgs

Mix a dilution of ¼ cup of standard household bleach per gallon of water to clean indoor equipment. (Note: Too much bleach can corrode electronics.) Wipe off excess or, if possible, with a damp (water) paper towel. Do not spray electronics directly. Air dry. Clean before and after every row, ski or ride. Clean handles, grips, handlebars, and other surfaces you touch.

If cleaning with a disinfectant or household cleaner, please follow manufacturer’s instructions.

Wipe the monorail with a cloth or non-abrasive scouring pad after use. You can use soap and water or any glass cleaner. Do not use mineral acids, bleach, or coarse abrasives on the monorail. Continue Reading ›

The Rowing Finish: How Much Layback is Ideal and Why

Mar 10, 2020

At the finish of the rowing stroke, the upper body is leaning back slightly, using support of the core muscles. Biceps and back muscles also help to maintain the finish position of the upper body. Legs are extended, stabilized by the contraction of the glutes and the quads. Shoulders are low, wrists are flat, the grip is relaxed, and the handle is pulled in to just below the rib cage.

What do we mean by “leaning back slightly”? In rowing, the backward lean of the upper body is called the “layback”. What is an ideal amount of layback? Is it the same for everyone? What are the determining factors? And why is it important? Continue Reading ›

Meters for the Military Challenge

Mar 09, 2020


Concept2’s Military Challenge was created specifically for active duty and retired members of all armed services branches worldwide. It’s been our hope that the Military Challenge provides a bit of respite and healthy competition to keep these individuals strong. Continue Reading ›

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World Rowing Virtual Indoor Sprints

Mar 02, 2020

The World Rowing Virtual Indoor Sprints is a joint initiative between Concept2 and World Rowing. To take part, all you have to do is row 1000 meters on the Concept2 Indoor Rower (Model A–E Indoor Rowers only, no Dynamic or Indoor Rowers on Slides) at any point between March 4-8 and post your time to the Concept2 Online Logbook. The results are then compiled into worldwide leaderboards, so you can see how you compare with people from across the world. Continue Reading ›

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