Kate Smith played a lot of sports growing up: soccer, dance, swimming, basketball, alpine skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, running, yoga… and rowing. Kate’s experience rowing at Tabor Academy and Bates College helps her understand the oar business at Concept2.
As the stroke seat in her rowing career who leads the crew, Kate brings the same leadership skills to the oar team. Continue Reading ›
The SkiErg greatly engages the upper body and core but don’t underestimate the role of the legs on each pull. A bend in the knees helps drive the body weight as the core is engaged in a forward crunch.There are four drills to help understand the value of involving the legs in your drive. Continue Reading ›
To the many athletes who helped make the 2019 Holiday Challenge a huge success—thank you! As a result of your efforts on the RowErg, SkiErg and BikeErg, we raised over $45,000 for five not-for-profit organizations. Continue Reading ›
Scullers and sweep athletes who are looking to get more out of the indoor season can benefit from dynamic training. Concept2 offers two options for this: Slides and the Dynamic RowErg. How do they compare?
First, we describe these types of training as “dynamic” because they better simulate the dynamics of rowing a boat on the water, where the rower is heavier than the boat, so the boat moves around the rower's mass. Off-water, this same feel is simulated by having the erg move around the rower's mass, which is mostly stationary. The dynamics of how the mass of the machine and athlete move, therefore, are a bit different even though the same rowing stroke is used. The same stroke sequence, power application and technique are used no matter what machine you’re on. Continue Reading ›
Through our partners Dark Horse Rowing and UCanRow2, Concept2 offers an instructor training program that is popular with gym owners, group rowing instructors, and personal trainers. This training is also a great way for individual athletes to unlock the mysteries of the flywheel. The courses explain how to make the most of the Concept2 RowErg by looking at body mechanics, stroke ratio, stroke rate, and damper setting. Continue Reading ›
The The January Virtual Team Challenge is popular: it helps kick off the New Year by encouraging participants to row, ski or ride as many meters as possible all month. It’s a great way to stay active during dark winter months and the camaraderie creates a supportive environment. Dedicated to team goals, many athletes find themselves pushing farther than they would alone!
If you’ve never entered a team challenge, now is the time to join! It’s easy to start a team and you can invite along anyone who uses a Concept2 RowErg, SkiErg or BikeErg. It only takes two people to start a team, so invite your favorite training buddy. Whether you work out together at a gym together or are separated by miles, you’ll work together towards a common goal. Continue Reading ›