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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. 

Three Workout Challenges to Attempt This Month!

Written by Concept2 NZ on June 7th, 2018.

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.

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.

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.

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

Written by Concept2 NZ on May 24th, 2018.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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