BikeErg Cycling Class

Jun 28, 2018

Concept2 tries out a BikeErg class at our recent global meeting.
Concept2 employees are always trying new and different workouts to keep our training room fun and to test out ideas we can share with the broader Concept2 community. The BikeErg inspired us to try a more typical indoor cycling class workout, with a class leader, music, inspiration and motivation—the whole experience. Since we don’t have an in-house cycling class instructor (yet!), we used an app. We have mostly used CycleCast for different length workouts, but there are many options and we recommend that you test a few to find one that works for you. Continue Reading ›

New Adaptive Record Categories

Jun 25, 2018
Adaptive athletes have been racing at indoor rowing events for over 20 years. There are lots of modifications possible with the indoor rower to make it inclusive, whether a tractor seat, adapted handle for athletes with a single arm, or the Voice Guidance mode in ErgData iOS which reads out performance data for visually impaired athletes. Continue Reading ›

Kids Rowing

Jun 08, 2018

Even a 7 year old can row!

"From the moment I started rowing, I fell in love with the speed, the feeling of executing the perfect stroke, and the overall energy involved in the sport." Ailsa, age 13

Propelling yourself on the water in a rowing shell can be a thrilling experience, especially when you’re a kid! My friends here in Vermont own a Little Sculling Boat that their 7, 11 and 13 year old children can row. We’ve enjoyed seeing how easy it is for young kids to pick up the sport of rowing! Continue Reading ›

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What is an Erg?

Jun 06, 2018
The family of ergometers—the Model D Indoor Rower, SkiErg and BikeErg.

An “ergometer” (“erg” for short) is a device that measures work. Concept2’s Indoor Rowers, SkiErg, and BikeErg are all ergometers and this is a feature that sets them apart from many other exercise machines on the market. Continue Reading ›

Rowing is a Leg Sport

Jun 04, 2018

Some people associate rowing with a traditional rowboat, where you sit on a fixed bench and row using just your arms, back and core. While these boats have been used for ages for recreation, fishing and transportation, they are not particularly speedy, streamlined or efficient. With the addition of a sliding seat, rowing (for recreation or racing) is a full-body motion that engages all of the major muscle groups of the body—most notably adding the legs. Continue Reading ›

What Is The Ideal Rowing Stroke?

May 22, 2018
In our minds, we often “see” ideal rowing technique: A fluid motion that initiates the stroke with the legs, engages the back and core, and finishes with the arms. The drive is strong and the recovery is relaxed and long. And yet, why is it that we always seem to find faults with our technique? We are all constantly looking for improvements (or we should be!). It is difficult to demonstrate “perfect” technique, even when working with the most decorated athletes in the sport. If you watch Olympians, you’ll see many variations in how they row. Different body shapes, sizes, styles and biomechanics guide our actions. If we find the “perfect” stroke, how do we sustain it? What is ideal technique? Can you see it in your mind? Or are we all chasing something unattainable? Continue Reading ›

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