10 Questions with Marc Megna

Feb 05, 2019

Marc Megna is a Miami-based strength and conditioning coach. He's a former NFL football player and is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association with years of experience in this field. Megna works with a wide variety of clients, from celebrities, professional athletes and novices. Continue Reading ›

A Perspective on Heart Rate Training

Jan 25, 2019

Heart rate training is one way to monitor progress and fitness. These days, there are a growing number of fitness devices to help you measure heart rate: chest straps, watches, even inserts you can put in your shorts! You should find the device that works best for you.

Wrist-based heart rate monitors are increasingly popular because they are comfortable, convenient, and can provide continuous heart rate monitoring from exercise to everyday activities. However, we find that they often struggle with accuracy during rowing or skiing due to the tendons flexing while exercising. We recommend a chest belt if you’re looking for better accuracy. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Training

5 Reasons I Use the BikeErg

Jan 17, 2019

If I were to sum myself up as an athlete I would simply say, “I like fitness.” I played traditional high school sports, I was once a runner, had a brief stint with rock climbing, I attend a CrossFit gym, and in the summer you won't catch me anywhere but on mountain bike trails or pushing watts pedaling up Vermont hills. This being said, I don’t consider myself a true "cyclist". So why do I love the BikeErg so much? Continue Reading ›

Tags: BikeErg, Training

How to Keep a Challenge Interesting from an Old Dog of Meter Madness!

Jan 14, 2019

Editor's note: Terry Smythe was a long-time friend of Concept2 and champion of indoor rowing. Terry passed away on November 27, 2018, after a fierce battle with mucosal melanoma. We remember her with fondness and want to share her rowing tricks of the trade.

Ah, the Concept2 Challenges. Those monthly team and individual competitions that help fans of flywheel fitness stay consistent on their rowing machine, SkiErg or BikeErg. In my 35+ years of experience as an indoor rowing instructor and on-water college coach, I can tell you the Challenges have been the hook to introduce new people to the Zen of the flywheel, and also offer ongoing goals that help keep my rowers fit.

Challenges are great for several reasons... Continue Reading ›

Employee Profile: Bill Cleary

Jan 08, 2019

Bill Cleary’s athletic background helps him appreciate and care for the oars he been helping to build since 2012. “My favorite thing about Concept2 is making sport- and fitness-based quality products that are recognized worldwide.” If you’ve rowed with Concept2 oars or sculls, Bill is part of the team crafting these in our shop. Continue Reading ›

Why I Row 100% on the Dynamic

Jan 07, 2019

The Model D RowErg has become the standard off-water training tool for on-water rowers. It is what aspiring Olympians train on and fills most boathouses. Athletes are tested on the Model D so that results are comparable from workout to workout and from athlete to athlete. This helps coaches choose their boat line ups with the fastest, most competitive athletes. So why row on the Dynamic? Continue Reading ›

4 Steps for Goal Setting

Jan 02, 2019

Whether you’re new to Concept2 or trying to get back in shape, sometimes "Just Row", "Just Bike" and "Just Ski" doesn’t cut it. You want to be faster on the erg(s), feel stronger and healthier, but you feel like you’re just going in slow circles. This is where setting clear goals can be helpful and motivating. Continue Reading ›

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