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Indoor Rowing Marathon vs. Running Marathon: Which is More Challenging?

Written by Concept2 NZ on June 19th, 2018.      2 comments

The marathon is running's most prestigious endurance challenge, with such broad reverence that other sports have crafted their own marathon distance events- including our very own Indoor Rowing! So, how does the Indoor Rowing Marathon stack up against it’s Running counterpart? We take a look!

Race Starts and Changing Pace on the Indoor Rower

Written by Concept2 NZ on June 14th, 2018.      0 comments

Whether you are looking to compete on the Indoor Rower at a Rowing event or CrossFit competition, or if you simply want to improve your efforts in interval workouts; knowing how to do an effective race start and how to accelerate your stroke rate can lead to big gains in speed without putting in any extra training hours.


Which Exercise Personality Type Are You?

Written by Concept2 NZ on June 12th, 2018.      0 comments

Why do certain workouts motivate some but not others? Find out how to adapt your workouts to suit your personality, and get the maximum optimisation and fulfillment from your exercise time. 

Three Workout Challenges to Attempt This Month!

Written by Concept2 NZ on June 7th, 2018.      1 comments

Looking for a challenge to kick off winter? Pick your ability level and give one of these workouts a go!

Making Sense of Drag Factor and Resistance on the Indoor Rower

Written by Concept2 NZ on June 5th, 2018.      0 comments

Here at Concept2 we are often asked the question- what drag factor should I be rowing on? While it would be convenient to give a one-size-fits-all answer, the adjustable resistance on the flywheel allows for a variety of different settings, for a variety of different people and purposes.

How To Get The Right Set-Up On The Indoor Rower

Written by Concept2 NZ on May 31st, 2018.      1 comments

Exercise often goes hand-in-hand with physical discomfort, but there is a difference in inevitable discomfort caused by exertion and discomfort that is avoidable. Check out these easy adjustments you can make in your next workout, to enhance comfort and sustainability.


Enjoying Exercise: Find The Workout That Works For You

Written by Concept2 NZ on May 29th, 2018.      0 comments

At Concept2, we believe that everyone can enjoy exercise, whether it seems to come naturally or not. Finding the right workout method for you isn't just about the outcome, it's also about finding the workout option that you enjoy the most. 

Strength and Conditioning Exercises to Improve Your Workouts On The Indoor Rower

Written by Concept2 NZ on May 24th, 2018.      1 comments

Supplementing rowing training with these exercises is a great way to upskill targeted muscle groups and prepare your body for longer duration, or high intensity workouts on the Indoor Rower.

Mental Struggles on the Indoor Rower and How to Work Through Them

Written by Concept2 NZ on May 22nd, 2018.      1 comments

The 2km erg is notorious in rowing circles as a gruelling test of fitness and form. Handling the mental challenge of the inevitable pain and pressure of the distance is a common struggle for even the best athletes, but there are ways to plan and prepare that can help you push through the tough times. 

Prepare For Snow! The SkiErg for Skiers

Written by Concept2 NZ on May 17th, 2018.      2 comments

Looking ahead to the snow season you want to be fit and in shape to make the most of the best few months of the year! Luckily, the Concept2 SkiErg offers a ski specific workout that will have you ready to pick up where you left off at the end of last season!

Top 3 Favourite Workout Games: Enhance Your Indoor Rower or SkiErg Workouts With PM5 Games!

Written by Concept2 NZ on May 15th, 2018.      0 comments

Ever wondered what the 'games' option on the PM5 offers? Check out our Top3 favourite games and how you can play them on your Indoor Rower or SkiErg!

Three Common Technique Mistakes On The Indoor Rower

Written by Concept2 NZ on May 10th, 2018.      0 comments

Like any skill, Indoor Rowing technique is an ongoing work in progress.With that in mind, we look at three common technical mistakes that Indoor Rowers make and give some tips for things to focus on to fix them!

How To Train To Lose Weight On The Indoor Rower

Written by Concept2 NZ on May 8th, 2018.      0 comments

Exercising on the Indoor Rower is a great way to get fit and lose weight. Knowing which type of workout is best to help you on your weight-loss journey can help to fast-track results, so we take a look at the different types of workouts you can get on your Indoor Rower, and which might be the right choice for you.

5 Reasons You are Going to Love the New Concept2 BikeErg

Written by Concept2 NZ on May 3rd, 2018.      0 comments

With our first BikeErg’s due to arrive in New Zealand by the end of the month, we run through 5 reasons you are going to love the new Concept2 BikeErg, that also make it a must-have addition to your gym, sports club, or home gym this year!


Motivation May! Free 1- Month Training Program!

Written by Concept2 NZ on May 1st, 2018.      0 comments

We want you to feel motivated and excited to exercise on the Concept2 Indoor Rower, especially now that it's May and cold, wet weather is more frequent! We have put together a free 1-month training program to help you on your way to a winter of health, fitness and feeling good!