The Skinny on SkiErg Stance

Dec 28, 2018

The SkiErg offers a great full-body workout engaging arms, core and legs. To get the most out of your workout, you’ll want to set yourself up for the proper technique. Technique starts as soon as you approach the machine and decide where to stand on the floor stand (or on the floor in front of a wall-mounted SkiErg).

SkiErg stance: Too far (left), too close (center), just right at 12-18 inches from flywheel (right).
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How to Build a Concept2 Home Gym

Dec 21, 2018

A home gym can be your own fitness oasis. Whether it is in the corner of your basement, a spare bedroom, converted office or in your living room, a home gym offers convenience and can be an affordable alternative to gym membership fees. Concept2 ergs all offer great value, both in terms of being efficient workouts and reasonably priced. Continue Reading ›

10 Questions with Pepa Miloucheva

Dec 18, 2018
Pepa Miloucheva graduated from Bulgarian Sport University in 1993 with a Masters degree in Physical Education and Sport Science. A member of the Bulgarian National Ski Orienteering team from 1983 to 1995, she was the 1994 Ski Orienteering World Champion. Pepa came to Craftsbury, Vermont, 22 years ago and helped start the Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center with then-ski director John Brodhead and a few local parents and their kids. Four of those kids have since gone on to race in the Olympics in Nordic skiing and Biathlon. Pepa is now the ski coach of Craftsbury’s Green Racing Project, a development program for Nordic skiers, biathletes and rowers. Continue Reading ›

10 Questions with Tom Darling

Dec 14, 2018

Thomas Darling is the Director of Para Rowing for USRowing. His job is to identify and develop nine para athletes to race in the Paralympics. Tom is a three time Olympian: 1980 (boycott), 1984 (Silver Medal, Men’s 8+) and 1988 (5th, Men’s 4+). He graduated from Syracuse University in 1981 with a BA in Psychology and earned a MEd from Boston University 1991. In 2008 he started volunteering at Community Rowing in Newton, Massachusetts, with the Adaptive Rowing program and created the first Adaptive Indoor Rowing Championships (AIR-Cs) in 2009, and subsequently introduced para events at the CRASH-Bs. He was hired by USRowing as Director of Para Rowing in 2013. Continue Reading ›

BikeErg Group Classes

Dec 12, 2018

At this year’s USRowing Annual Convention, Concept2 employee Cady Hart-Petterssen led participants through group BikeErg and RowErg workouts. These early morning classes helped participants prepare for long days of training and technique presentations with hands-on instruction through invigorating workouts set to popular music. Continue Reading ›

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Time Standards Announced for the World Rowing Indoor Championships

Dec 06, 2018

The second World Rowing Indoor Championships will take place on February 24, 2019, at California State University in Long Beach, California. The excitement is building as the race season kicks into gear. Visit our US and Canada and international race calendars to find an event near you. Although anyone can enter, Concept2 also funds athletes who meet a certain time standard. Continue Reading ›

7 Concept2 Myths Busted

Dec 03, 2018

Myth #1: Rowing is only an upper body workout.

Rowing involves every large muscle group in the body. The legs are the primary driver on each stroke, followed by the core and finishing with the arms. The sliding seat allows the athlete to horizontally “jump” on each stroke, using the large muscles of the legs. Rowing is a high calorie burner because so many muscle groups are involved.

Myth #2: Rowing is hard.

Rowing is as easy or as hard as you like! While there is some technique to learn, we provide plenty of resources to get you started. Intensity is created by the user. The harder you row, the more wind resistance is generated, and the more resistance you feel. Rowing is a great sport for everyone! Continue Reading ›

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