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The CrossFit Athlete's Guide to the Concept2 SkiErg

Written by Concept2 NZ on April 19th, 2018.      0 comments

The Concept2 SkiErg is now very much a part of the CrossFit repertoire of events. If you haven’t had the chance to master the SkiErg yet or are looking for ways to upskill on this versatile machine; here are some tips to help you conquer the SkiErg in competition and use it to get the most out of training.


Top 5 Tips For Winter Training

Written by Concept2 NZ on April 17th, 2018.      0 comments

With the summer weather slowly drifting away, pretty soon you will be looking indoors to keep your training momentum going. Luckily, winter is the best time to get some solid training in, so we look at some tips to maximize your winter so you can keep seeing the gains you have been working for!

Why Isn't Rowing In The Commonwealth Games?

Written by Concept2 NZ on April 12th, 2018.      6 comments

Just like a lot of Kiwi sports fans, here at Concept2 we have been enjoying following the Commonwealth Games and feel super proud of the Kiwi team and their amazing achievements so far! But we can't help but ask the question- Why isn’t rowing included in the Commonwealth Games?

Three Things You Can Improve to Become a Faster Rower

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

The beauty of rowing is that anyone can improve their ability, as long as they know what they need to do to improve, and how to work towards improvements in training.

Through The Blue: Rowing To Make a Difference

Written by Concept2 NZ on April 5th, 2018.      1 comments

We talk to Heather Scott and Tim Sneddon, two of the team behind 'Through The Blue' the charity rowing to raise awareness and start a conversation with young Kiwi's around mental health. 

Rhys Carter Impresses at New Zealand Motocross Nationals

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

Hear from top Motocross rider Rhys Carter about is NZ nationals season, where he's headed next, and the Concept2 machines he relies on to get the most out of training.

INTERVIEW: Sophie Mackenzie on Rowing, Yoga, and The Benefits of Stretching.

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

Two-time world rowing champion and 2016 Olympic representative, Sophie MacKenzie is pursuing her passion for yoga and healthy living. She chats to us about rowing, taking care of your body, and her new stretching series!

Maadi 2018: Most Memorable Moments

Written by Concept2 NZ on March 27th, 2018.      1 comments

What a week! We take a look back at just a few of the most memorable moments from Maadi 2018.

Finals Eve at Maadi 2018! + The Aon Maadi Legacy Initiative

Written by Concept2 NZ on March 23rd, 2018.      0 comments

After a few weather interruptions it is finally finals-eve at Maadi 2018! and just one sleep to go till we find out who the Aon Maadi Legacy recipients will be!

Maadi Preview: The Maadi Cup and Levin Jubilee Cup

Written by Concept2 NZ on March 19th, 2018.      0 comments

With the 2018 heats already underway, we devote our last Maadi Event Preview to the boat class that got the whole party started in the first place: The U18 Eights.


The Concept2 SkiErg: Rugby's Secret Weapon

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

If cross-country skiing is a small sport in New Zealand, rugby is a massive one. It may surprise you that these sports have a lot in common when it comes to the groups of muscles athletes rely on, and the functional strength that they need to compete at the highest level.


Maadi Preview: Boys and Girls U18 Single Sculls

Written by Concept2 NZ on March 13th, 2018.      0 comments

The Charlie Stapp Cup and Stephanie Foster Cup are the coveted trophies for the boys and girls U18 single sculls at Maadi. Check out how the trophies got their names, who has won them in the past, and who could be taking them home in 2018!

INTERVIEW! Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll: Irish lightweights going heavy for Olympic goals.

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

Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll are the 2017 world champions in the lightweight men’s pair, training in New Zealand for 6 weeks over the summer season. We were lucky enough to catch up with the lads for a chat while they were here!

Maadi Preview: The Springbok Shield and Dawn Cup

Written by Concept2 NZ on March 6th, 2018.      0 comments

The Springbok Shield and Dawn Cup are two of the most coveted trophies at the New Zealand Secondary Schools 'Maadi Cup' Regatta. Check out the history behind these fabled awards, the schools that have claimed them over the years, and which crews are shaping up to be contenders for 2018!

The PM5 Monitor: Which Unit Should I Use To Measure My Workout?

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

The PM5 Monitor is a feature of all Concept2 machines, and offers a wide range of functions to help keep your workout interesting, motivating and relevant to your goals. Find out which measurement unit is the best for tracking your workout progress!