Benefits of Cycling: The BikeErg for Rowers

Apr 30, 2019

When you train for rowing, you row a lot. There are benefits, however, in using other equipment and exercises to balance out the muscles and increase general fitness. It can be motivating to add variety to workouts, too!

When Peter and Dick Dreissigacker looked at building their latest erg, the BikeErg, they knew that cycling was popular in boathouses. Cycling engages similar major muscle groups used in rowing: the quadriceps, glutes and buttocks. Continue Reading ›

What Exactly is Biathlon?

Apr 22, 2019

Disclaimer: I am trying to recruit biathlon fans in the U.S.
Team USA Olympian Hannah Dressigacker illustrated this guide to biathlon in 2014 while she was competing in Sochi, Russia. Although European audiences for Biathlon events set viewership records, the sport is just starting to catch on in the United States, and Hannah's goal was to help her followers better understand the sport. Many of us here at Concept2 have tried biathlon, and have a great appreciation for the challenges it presents. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Olympics, SkiErg

What Damper Setting Should I Use?

Apr 15, 2019

The damper on the side of the flywheel adjusts the airflow in and out of the flywheel on each stroke. On a higher setting, like 10, more air is allowed into the flywheel and will need to be pushed out on each stroke. On a lower setting, less air is exchanged on each stroke. The "best" damper setting—for you!—depends on your style of rowing; you may take into account the distance you’re rowing and your preferred stroke rate. Continue Reading ›

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