March is Heaven for Concept2 Erg Challenges
February 24, 2017
March and April are super-awesome months if you love the working out on a Concept2 rowing ergometer. There’s both an individual challenge in the form of the Mud Season Madness and a virtual team challenge fifteen days later, the World Erg Challenge. If you play around on the C2 erg at your gym, your CrossFit box, or at ROWViGOR, […]
Join Team Grotto for the Virtual Team Challenge starting January 1
December 24, 2016
If you have access to a Concept2 Indoor Rower then I invite you to join Team Grotto for the Virtual Team Challenge starting January 1. The Virtual Team Challenge (VTC), runs every year from January 1–31. Each team completes as many meters as they can collectively between 12:00 a.m. January 1 and 11:59 p.m. January 31. […]
Just completed my 40-minute 40-4-40 Concept2 40th anniversary challenge!
November 6, 2016
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 […]
Out of the frying pan onto water
July 21, 2016
Remember when I was running 5ks? It seems like only yesterday I was literally kicking ass and taking names at 9Round Penrose and doing Pacers-sponsored 5k races. Well, that took a break. I caught some sort of bug and tried to use my human immune system to fight off the invading armies with sleep, liquids, […]
How to Build Muscle for Rowing Review
July 17, 2016
Title: How to Build Muscle for Rowing Author: Jack Gorcika Genre: Fitness Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC Release Date: June 17, 2013 Format: Kindle Pages: 27 pages Source: http://amzn.to/29Svkgy How to Build Muscle for Rowing is such a simple and persistent gym machine-based workout that it just might work. Just leg press, lat pulldown, bench […]
Member of the Concept2 Million Meter Club!
March 24, 2016
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 […]
Doing Today’s Concept2 Workout of the Day (WOD)
January 12, 2016
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.
New Balance Minimus 20v5 Trainer Official Shoe of National Rowing Team
October 16, 2015
I just received this press release from USRowing about a multi-year sponsorship deal with New Balance, which will include providing footwear to athletes including the “Official Training Shoe of the USRowing National Team.” “As a result, the New Balance men’s and women’s Minimus 20v5 Trainer was identified as the best-performing, land rowing and training shoe available […]