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!
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!
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!
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.
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.