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Row Corrections Part 1

By Greg Hammond

In Rowing, Videos

January 01, 2008

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In this video article, Greg Hammond of Concept2 Rowing coaches the basics of technique on the indoor rowing machine. He works with two quite different CrossFit athletes in front of an audience to demonstrate rowing fundamentals and corrects their various mistakes in real time, with obvious positive results.

The point is clear: Faster rowing doesn't come from faster movement (i.e., higher stroke rate). It is the result, rather… Continue Reading

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Indoor Rowing Races

By Judy Geer

In Rowing

December 01, 2007

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Some of you may remember reading Peter Dreissigacker's article here last winter about training for a personal record (PR) in a 2000m indoor rowing time trial. He also described the CRASH-B Sprints, a.k.a. the World Indoor Rowing Championships, held each February in Boston. Well, it's almost indoor rowing race season again, and this time we're giving you some lead time so you can fine- tune your 2K PR in time to… Continue Reading

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In Rowing

July 01, 2007

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Up here in northern Vermont the weather is finally getting warmer. The ice left the lakes at the end of April, and the water temperature is now into the 60s and climbing. If you're a rower, this means you are no doubt starting to feel the irresistible urge to get back on the water. Indoor rowing is terrific exercise, but it will never be quite the same as skimming across the surface of the… Continue Reading

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Rowing Workouts

By Angela Hart

In Rowing

May 01, 2007

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Once you’ve mastered the essentials of rowing technique, you can work to improve your rowing piece times and your score on CrossFit workouts that include rowing, such as "Jackie," "Fight Gone Bad," and "Tabata This." The ultimate goal is to generate maximal power on the rowing machine and maximize the number of calories or watts you can row in a set amount of time, with the lowest possible 500-meter pace times. Time… Continue Reading

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In Rowing

April 01, 2007

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People often ask us at Concept2 what the damper on our rower does and where to set it for the best workout. The damper setting is important, but it does not determine how much actual work you are doing when you row.

Selecting a damper setting is not like selecting how much weight to put on a bar. In the case of the bar, if for one workout you load it with 100 pounds and… Continue Reading

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In Rowing

March 01, 2007

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Would you like to hone your indoor rowing training to target the specific areas where you need it most?

There’s a powerful source of international training data available on the Internet. Since 1999, rowers all over the world have been entering their personal best times for a variety of race distances on Concept2 rowers into a database called the Online World Ranking. The tests range from a 500-meter sprint… Continue Reading

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In Rowing

February 01, 2007

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Competition is an incredible motivator. But even when the on-water season is over and rowing moves indoors for the winter, there are plenty of opportunities for competition, both against others and with yourself. In February of 1982, less than six months after Concept2 made our first rowing ergometer, a group of Olympic oarsmen in Boston organized the first "fun" indoor rowing… Continue Reading

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What's Your Power IQ

By Angela Hart

In Rowing

December 01, 2006

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Rowing, obviously, is a speed sport. The rowers who complete 2000 meters in the fastest time take home gold medals. When you train on an indoor rowing machine, speed is critical, but power output is equally important. Assessing speed and power combined gives a more complete picture of the athlete than measuring speed alone.

In CrossFit workouts, we often have participants of varying sizes competing against each other for space on the… Continue Reading

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