Training

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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

10 Questions with Pepa Miloucheva

Dec 18, 2018
Pepa Miloucheva graduated from Bulgarian Sport University in 1993 with a Masters degree in Physical Education and Sport Science. A member of the Bulgarian National Ski Orienteering team from 1983 to 1995, she was the 1994 Ski Orienteering World Champion. Pepa came to Craftsbury, Vermont, 22 years ago and helped start the Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center with then-ski director John Brodhead and a few local parents and their kids. Four of those kids have since gone on to race in the Olympics in Nordic skiing and Biathlon. Pepa is now the ski coach of Craftsbury’s Green Racing Project, a development program for Nordic skiers, biathletes and rowers. Continue Reading ›

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 ›

10 Questions with Justin Farina

Nov 06, 2018

Justin Farina is a high school physical education teacher from Sarnia, Ontario, Canada with a Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University (Ohio) and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Windsor (Ontario). He played Division I baseball while at Miami and competed in shot put at Windsor. Justin is a multiple SkiErg world record holder in the men’s 30-39 division and participates in virtual competitions and challenges on both the Concept2 Indoor Rower and SkiErg. He runs an online coaching platform GARAGEATHLETE using all three Concept2 products. Continue Reading ›

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