Category: Rowing

Potomac Boat Club

Membership in the Potomac Boat Club Concept2 Team is Empowering

The Concept2 virtual team challenge, World Erg Challenge, is ten-days old and I’ve only clocked 24,607 meters so far–but I am still mid-pack in the Potomac Boat Club. For context, challenge leader, Parker Sheppard, has clocked 126,445 meters–more than 100,000 meters ahead of me. But I am picking up and am hopeful and am also having fun and am […]

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2018 concept2 mud season madness challenge

Mud Season Madness starts today on March 1—get in those 10km days!

I haven’t erged yet today but I am going to aim at rowing at least 10,000 meters every day on my Concept2 Model C indoor rowing ergometer for at least 25-days during March.  Why am I being so specific with 10,000 meters and 25 days in March? 10k-A-Day Keeps the Doctor Away Why don’t you join […]

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2018 concept2 challenges

My 2018 New Year’s resolutions

Happy new year everyone! It’s 2018 and I am actually putting together a list of my own personal new year’s resolutions: slow jog, slow row, kick box, bell-swing, push-ups, sit-ups, squats, and, finally, some weight-training. When it comes to eating, my Achilles heel has never really been what I eat, it’s always been how much. I […]

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Please never forget to stretch after all your workouts like I do

Even if you’re just taking it easy and not even breaking a sweat during your exercises, including constitutional walks and family saunters and even really slow rows on your rowing erg, never forget to give yourself a nice stretch every time your done with your exercises, even if you just get just a little bit […]

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2017 Concept2 Holiday Challenge

The 2017 Concept2 Holiday Challenge Begins November 23

Some news from Concept2 about their upcoming individual challenge, the 2017 Concept2 Holiday Challenge: It’s almost time for one of our most popular challenges! The 2017 Holiday Challenge begins November 23 (US Thanksgiving) and ends December 24 (Christmas Eve). To participate, all you have to do is complete your workouts on either the Indoor Rower, […]

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double-thick concept2 indoor rower sliding seat pad

Start preparing for the Concept2 Holiday Challenge today

Unlike most Concept2 Challenges, the Holiday Challenge demands a lot from us from the very beginning: 6,451.61 meters-per-day, on average, to accumulate 200,000 meters over the 31-day Concept2 Holiday Challenge—which is a lot if you’re not used to high-mileage rowing. But you can do it! There are five things you’ll need to complete rowing 200 kilometers in a […]

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2017 Concept2 Skeleton Crew Challenge October 25–31

2017 Concept2 Skeleton Crew Challenge Starts Today!

Today is day one of Concept2‘s annual Halloween individual rowing challenge, the 2017 Skeleton Crew Challenge! It’s simple, on the nose, and fun: row at least 31,000 meters between October 25th and October 31st—Halloween!  Unlike the more famous team challenges that Concept2 holds annually such as the Virtual Team Challenge (VTC), the Skeleton Crew Challenge is an […]

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Two pair of C2 rowing trou shorts 90% cotton 10% lycra in packaging

My favorite indoor rowing trou shorts just arrived from Concept2

I walk at least 12,000 steps-a-day as part of my health regimen. Rowing is for fitness, walking is for health. I wear the same shorts at my treadmill desk while I am at work and on my Concept2 Indoor Rower, AKA The Erg. I usually wear Drywick or Polypro rowing trou from JL Racing, especially when […]

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My recommendation for indoor rower rowing shorts for erging on the Concept2

I’ve put a lot of meters onto my PM5-updated twenty-year-old Model C Concept2. While you can, and should, row in whatever shorts you have on–even pantsless if you own your own erg–there are some better solutions.  Concept2 Cotton Lycra Rowing Shorts Until a month ago, I was a true blue JL Racing / JL Rowing / […]

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March is Heaven for Concept2 Erg Challenges

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, […]

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