Concept2 at the CrossFit Games: Surprise!

Written by Concept2 Inc. on August 22nd, 2018.

The first week in August found several members of the Concept2 team at the 12th annual CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin...

What Does It Take to be an Elite Rower?

Written by Concept2 NZ on July 26th, 2018.

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. 

Technique Exercises for Speed on the Indoor Rower: The Drive

Written by Concept2 NZ on July 24th, 2018.

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.

Spot the Differences: Racing the Single Scull vs. Racing the Eight

Written by Concept2 NZ on July 19th, 2018.

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!

Our Top Tips for C2 WOD's

Written by Concept2 NZ on July 17th, 2018.

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!

The Kiwi Fan’s Guide to World Rowing Cup III 2018

Written by Concept2 NZ on July 12th, 2018.

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!

Top 4 Accessories to Boost Your Indoor Workout

Written by Concept2 NZ on July 10th, 2018.

Check out our list of the top 4 indoor workout accessories to complement your session and keep the winter-training momentum going!

INTERVIEW: Mitchell McClenaghan Gains in the Gym for Performance on the Pitch

Written by Concept2 NZ on July 5th, 2018.

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. 

3 New Workout Challenges to Get You Through July!

Written by Concept2 NZ on July 3rd, 2018.

With June done and dusted, we bring you three new challenge workouts, to help keep your motivation and winter training spirit alive!

Racing to the Line: The Art of the Sprint Finish

Written by Concept2 NZ on June 28th, 2018.

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!).

What Makes a Good Warm-up?

Written by Concept2 NZ on June 26th, 2018.

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.

The Kiwi Fan’s Guide to World Rowing Cup II 2018

Written by Concept2 NZ on June 21st, 2018.

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!

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

Written by Concept2 NZ on June 19th, 2018.

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.

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.

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.