Newly Single: From Sweep to Scull

May 08, 2020

Make it work: Rowing in a shell manufactured in 1985.

Many sweep rowers are finding new ways to row this spring and summer in singles, the “original” social-distance sport. The single is a great challenge—you can only blame yourself when things go poorly. But when it's going well, you can take all the credit!

I transitioned to the single after finishing my high school and college rowing careers. I took many years off staying busy with triathlon and running; I returned to the single looking to get back on the water on my own schedule.
Here are a few things I learned along the way. Continue Reading ›

Internal Improvements at Concept2

May 05, 2020

During these uncertain times, we at Concept2 are focused on so many things—the most important of which is doing what we can to help frontline workers in our community (link to mask blog). We’re also trying to take care of our customers as they are homebound, answering questions and responding to inquiries from the safety of our remote offices. Continue Reading ›

6 Questions with Steve Whelpley

Apr 29, 2020

Steve Whelpley started coaching in 2016 after 19 continuous competitive years in the sport of rowing. He is now the Head Coach of Craftsbury's Green Racing Project, an elite training group based in Craftsbury, Vermont. We last checked in with Steve in our 10 Questions blog series in 2018. We've reached out again to see how he is navigating these unpredictable and unsettling days, and to see he's continuing to train, both himself and his rowing athletes. Continue Reading ›

Getting Started? Try these Workouts

Apr 23, 2020

Are you just starting out on your Concept2 machine and not knowing where to begin? While there’s a wealth of information on getting set up, training and staying motivated available on our website, we understand that you may be excited to get just right to it. What should your first few workouts look like? Let us point you in the right direction! Continue Reading ›

A 24 Hour Ride with James Hanson

Apr 22, 2020

James Hanson is the Global Motocross Manager for Rockstar Energy Drink. He handles all of the brand's off-road motorcycle racing around the world, and loves and appreciates the fact that he is able to stay in the sport he is so passionate about. We last talked with him in our 10 Questions blog series in 2018, and checked in with him again recently after he and Australian racer, Jackson Richardson, completed 24-hours on the Concept BikeErg. Continue Reading ›

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