The Strong, Durable Skinny

Jun 03, 2019

The Skinny shaft for our oars and sculls is deceiving: the smaller diameter looks elegant—but it is also strong.

To create the Skinny shaft, a similar amount of carbon is used as our standard Ultralight shaft. Due to the similarity of the components, fully assembled Skinny and the Ultralight shafts weigh nearly the same. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Oars

10 Ways to Row Like a Pro

May 28, 2019

Rowing may not be your primary sport but it’s a great way to stay fit. There’s usually a few people at the gym who—it’s clear—take their rowing workouts very seriously. Their stroke is smooth, powerful and rhythmic. They likely have rowed on water and have calluses on their hands to prove it.

The rowing stroke is easy to learn but doesn’t always come naturally (to some). Here are some ways to approach the RowErg more confidently. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Indoor Rower

BikeErg World Sprints Training Plan

May 20, 2019

This year kicks off the inaugural BikeErg World Sprints: a virtual 4000 meter (4k) race, July 3–7, 2019, raced anywhere you can compete on a BikeErg.

We’ve put together a training plan to help you prepare. Many athletes are outdoors this time of year cycling or training in other sports. Two sessions per week on the BikeErg, however, can keep you focused on the strength and power you’ll need for a time trial. Continue Reading ›

The Adventures of Beeman: World Cup I

May 16, 2019

We’re ready for Bob Beeman, of our Oar Manufacturing Team, to audition for reality TV show “The Amazing Race.”

Our Regatta Service team travels to assist competitors at races all around the world. At the helm of many of our international regattas is Bob, who started working at Concept2 over 30 years ago. Bob brings his wealth of experience to help elite athletes in the World Rowing Cup series: the highest level of competition in the sport. (The World Rowing Championships are replaced by the Olympics every four years.) Continue Reading ›

Don’t Miss a Beat of Training: BikeErg

May 15, 2019

Any injury rehabilitation should be performed under the supervision of an appropriate medical professional. The information here is not provided as medical or rehabilitation advice.

Injury can sideline even the most well-trained athletes. Depending on the type of injury, the BikeErg can provide an alternative workout for rowing athletes. The familiar Performance Monitor on the BikeErg provides similar training feedback and workout options as the RowErg, which allows for continuity of training goals and measurement. Some coaches have even held “erg tests” for injured athletes on the BikeErg, allowing individuals to continue to train side by side with teammates. Athletes and coaches share with us how they have used (or are using) the Concept2 BikeErg as part of a rehabilitation program. Continue Reading ›

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