10 Questions with Tom Darling

Dec 14, 2018

Thomas Darling is the Director of Para Rowing for USRowing. His job is to identify and develop nine para athletes to race in the Paralympics. Tom is a three time Olympian: 1980 (boycott), 1984 (Silver Medal, Men’s 8+) and 1988 (5th, Men’s 4+). He graduated from Syracuse University in 1981 with a BA in Psychology and earned a MEd from Boston University 1991. In 2008 he started volunteering at Community Rowing in Newton, Massachusetts, with the Adaptive Rowing program and created the first Adaptive Indoor Rowing Championships (AIR-Cs) in 2009, and subsequently introduced para events at the CRASH-Bs. He was hired by USRowing as Director of Para Rowing in 2013. Continue Reading ›

BikeErg Group Classes

Dec 12, 2018

At this year’s USRowing Annual Convention, Concept2 employee Cady Hart-Petterssen led participants through group BikeErg and RowErg workouts. These early morning classes helped participants prepare for long days of training and technique presentations with hands-on instruction through invigorating workouts set to popular music. Continue Reading ›

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Time Standards Announced for the World Rowing Indoor Championships

Dec 06, 2018

The second World Rowing Indoor Championships will take place on February 24, 2019, at California State University in Long Beach, California. The excitement is building as the race season kicks into gear. Visit our US and Canada and international race calendars to find an event near you. Although anyone can enter, Concept2 also funds athletes who meet a certain time standard. Continue Reading ›

7 Concept2 Myths Busted

Dec 03, 2018

Myth #1: Rowing is only an upper body workout.

Rowing involves every large muscle group in the body. The legs are the primary driver on each stroke, followed by the core and finishing with the arms. The sliding seat allows the athlete to horizontally “jump” on each stroke, using the large muscles of the legs. Rowing is a high calorie burner because so many muscle groups are involved.

Myth #2: Rowing is hard.

Rowing is as easy or as hard as you like! While there is some technique to learn, we provide plenty of resources to get you started. Intensity is created by the user. The harder you row, the more wind resistance is generated, and the more resistance you feel. Rowing is a great sport for everyone! Continue Reading ›

2018 SkiErg Sprints Results Round-Up

Nov 19, 2018

The 11th SkiErg World Sprints took place November 8-11. Over 2000 people from 34 countries competed in our 1000m virtual festival of the SkiErg.

Six world records were set on the day (highlighted in bold below), and the fastest man and woman in the world both set new marks. For the men, Phil Clapp from Great Britain set a time of 2:49.0 to win the Men's 19-29. The performance of the SkiErg Sprints, however, arguably came from the second fastest man, when Marius Tyrdal Sandmael (Norway) pulled a 2:50.5 to take nearly three seconds off his own Men's 40-49 record. Continue Reading ›

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