Category: Concept2

40-4-40 Challenge Concept2 40-minute 40th anniversary

Just completed my 40-minute 40-4-40 Concept2 40th anniversary challenge!

I just completed the first ever — and probably only — 40-4-40 “pop-up” Challenge that Concept2 spontaneously launched on November 2.  The challenge was simple: row for 40-minutes on November 6th in honor of Concept2’s 40th anniversary. It was slow and I broke it into two pieces, but I got it done. It’s all part […]

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2016 Concept2 Skeleton Crew Challenge

Skeleton Crew Challenge today through Halloween

Join me today, October 25, in the seat of your Concept2 Indoor Rower or standing astride your SkiErg, through Halloween October 31st, as we pull 31,000 meters in honor of all the candy and alcohol you’ll be consuming at all the Halloween parties and hand-outs you’ll be attending over the next six days.   While […]

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2016 Concept2 Fall Team Challenge

Fall Team Challenge day two of 30

I have fallen off the horse big time. In fact, in Reddit’s Fitness subreddit, redditors are so sick of people like me. I’ve had a terrible failure to launch.  Joining 9Round, XSport Express, and even Concept 2 Rowing Plan by Fitness Matters, didn’t do the trick so far. My excuse? I’m too weak! I’ve gone […]

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Row Vigor popup Indoor Rowing classes in Arlington, Virginia

RowVigor drives me harder than I can myself

I own a Concept2 Model C indoor rower and I love it . . . though I only seem to be using it during official Concept2 Online Challenges. When I am responsible to my virtual team, Team Grotto, or to a challenge certificate and mug, then I put in time on the erg. But other […]

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Chris Abraham's Million Meter Club Concept2

Member of the Concept2 Million Meter Club!

I’m actually really proud of this. Hard work. A million meters rowed. Next: 2 million meters!  I started logging my rows on June 7, 2011, and so it’s taken me 1,752 days — 4 years, 9 months, and 18 days* — to reach my goal of reaching 1,000,000 meters on my Model C Concept2 Indoor rower. But it […]

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Jan 12 Concept2 Workout of the Day WOD

Doing Today’s Concept2 Workout of the Day (WOD)

It’s already the 12th and I haven’t even started the 2016 Concept2 Virtual Team Challenge to join my teammates on Team Grotto — but I shall today. So, since my back is now better, I’ll try to get back into the saddle with today’s January 12, 2016, daily WOD for the Concept2 Indoor Rower rowing ergometer.  

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Action films make for a grand row

While I appreciate UCanRow2’s recent article, 10 Indoor Rowing Workouts to Kill 10K, I must admit that my secret is watching streaming movies off of Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon. Tonight, it was 100% Hulu Plus streaming over Roku onto my Sony Trinitron: Robocop and A View to a Kill. I have some news: after two months […]

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Keep rowing between the challenges!

The best thing for me to do is to row at least 10,000 meters every day for the rest of my life; and, the hardest thing to do is to continue rowing between Concept2 Online Challenges — which is stupid because each challenge is only long enough to really get you back into rowing shape so […]

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Chris Abraham 2015 Concept2 Holiday Challenge

Finished the Holiday Challenge with 157,762 meters

The good news is that I rowed more than 100,000 meters during the 2015 Concept2 Holiday Challenge —  157,762 meters — but the bad news is that I came short of the 200km that I wanted to accrue before midnight last night. This earned me a 100,000 meter award certificate from Concep2 but I came […]

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3 days until the Holiday Challenge ends

You know how I thought it was a good idea to try out CrossFit in the middle of the Concept2 Holiday Challenge? Well, it wasn’t. I kind of tweaked my left knee a little bit — not so much from injury just from not remotely stretching well enough. That said, I feel like I was […]

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