A Guide to Watching the 2013 World Rowing Championships

Aug 21, 2013


Racing at this year’s World Rowing Championships begins on August 25 in Chungju, Korea. Most crews arrived at least a week before the start date to allow plenty of time to adjust to the time change—it’s 13 hours ahead of Concept2’s Eastern Time! There were also rental boats to locate and rig, custom oars to decorate with national colours, and some very hot humid weather to get adjusted to. From all the reports we’ve heard to date, the venue is outstanding, the people are friendly and enthusiastic, and it promises to be an excellent regatta—if a little too warm. Continue Reading ›

2013 CrossFit Games

Aug 16, 2013

Concept2 CTS had a nice showing at the 2013 CrossFit Games in Carson, California, July 24-28. The CrossFit Games are the culmination of a season of CrossFit events that whittle down the athlete pool to approximately 100 of the world’s fittest people. At the Games, these athletes are competing for the title of the “Fittest on Earth” and cash prizes. Continue Reading ›

Keep your Erg Healthy

Aug 14, 2013

Will Spalding, Technical Support Specialist on the Concept2 Customer Service Team, has been helping customers address technical issues with their indoor rowers since 1989. From his years of experience, here are four common problems that rowers encounter with their machines, along with tips for solving and preventing these issues. Continue Reading ›

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Athletes Row Strong with Concept2 at World Cup Races

Aug 09, 2013

The World Rowing Championships will be held in Chungju, Korea, this year, ending what has been a great season of international racing. The year following the Olympics is often thought of as a “rebuilding year” when athletes retire or recommit to another four years. New athletes will try to make it into a camp boat to be trained by national team coaches, or one of the several trials boats, where selection happens based on qualifying regattas. The transition brings fresh energy that creates a great race environment, and this year is no exception. Continue Reading ›

The Dynamic Duo in the Concept2 Workout Room

May 15, 2013

Maddie and Meredith training on linked Dynamic Indoor Rowers

“What are you training for?” ask our Concept2 colleagues. While we don’t have an exact answer yet, Maddie and I have been excited to be linking up on the Dynamic Indoor Rower for the last few months. Each time our “Dynamic duo” reports to the workout room for practice, it seems to arouse suspicion that we have motives beyond just a casual row. Continue Reading ›

Using the Online Ranking as a Training Tool

May 10, 2013

For those who haven’t discovered it yet, the Concept2 Online Ranking is a very large and constantly growing database of best times for twelve different distance/time pieces on the indoor rower or SkiErg. Results have been submitted by rowers and skiers from around the world. Its thousands of entries can be readily sorted by event, age group, gender, weight class, country, state, adaptive category and more. The online ranking can be a very useful resource and training tool, even if you never choose to post a PR and rank yourself. Continue Reading ›

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