The Invictus Games are the only international adaptive sporting event for wounded, injured and ill active duty and former service members. This year’s event was in Sydney, Australia from 20–27 October. It involved 500 competitors from 18 allied nations in 11 different adaptive sports. Eric Murray was there to to check out the games, see what he had to say...
Proper SkiErg technique uses the legs as well as the arms and core. However, the SkiErg also works well as an upper-body-only training tool. This can come in handy when you’re dealing with a lower body injury.
Competing at the highest level of any sport is no easy task, with years of dedication and hours of training every week put into achieving a winning performance. So, what does it take to be an elite rower? We take a look at some of the work that goes on behind the scenes, and the challenges of racing in itself, to appreciate what elite rowers go through to make it to the top.
Getting the technical basics of the 'drive-phase' right is essential to achieving speed and efficiency on the Indoor Rower.
To help you improve your drive technique, check out the following exercises used by rowing coaches on and off the water, that break down the drive into manageable focus points, helping you to make meaningful and permanent technical improvements.
With the International rowing season in full-swing, and the world championships less than two months away, we compare the two boat-classes at either end of the rowing event spectrum, and look at some of the variables between them that help to make rowing a diverse and exciting sport to watch!
It is now less than one week to go until the 2018 New Zealand CrossFit Individual Nationals! We wouldn’t dare to spoil the surprise on the day, but if you are preparing for a potential Concept2 WOD, here are our top tips for tackling each of our machines!
World Cup III Lucerne- the final hit-out for the Kiwi team before the 2018 World Rowing Championships- starts this Friday! Check out the Kiwi crews taking on the Rotsee, their A-final race times, and the international competition that will be trying to chase them!
Here at Concept2, we are privileged to have the opportunity to connect with athletes across a range of sporting codes that look to our machines to help take their performance to the next level. Recently, we were lucky enough to chat to Kiwi cricket star Mitchell McClenaghan about his cricket career, his future plans, and how he uses the Concept2 Indoor Rower to stay match-ready.
Everyone loves a close race, but a come-from-behind victory has a thrill to it that endures in the minds of spectators and fans. We take a look at some of the factors that can make or break a final sprint, how you learn to sprint, and share some of our pics the most memorable finishes in recent rowing races (warning NZ bias ahead!).
We look at the reasons why taking to the time to warm-up is considered ‘best practice’ when it comes to exercise, how your warm-up can add variety to your training session, and the type of warm-up you could use to prepare for an Indoor Rowing race.
It’s that time of year again! The international rowing season kicks off for the Kiwi team this weekend in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria. For all the Kiwi rowing fans out there, here are the athletes and events we can look forward to seeing in action this weekend!