Crush the Gym With A Rowing Workout Warm Up

Let’s talk workout prep! What’s your typical workout warm up?

If you’re like most people, you spend less than 5 minutes doing something where you’re randomly moving, probably paying more attention to the TV, a magazine, or your friend on the machine next to you than you are actually preparing for your workout.

Don’t waste the warmup! It’s super important, both physically and mentally. Try these and get ready to go fast!

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The Best Warmup to Do Before a Rowing Workout

Let’s talk workout prep! What’s your typical workout warm up?

If you’re like most people, you spend less than 5 minutes doing something where you’re randomly moving, probably paying more attention to the TV, a magazine, or your friend on the machine next to you than you are actually preparing for your workout.

Don’t waste the warmup! It’s super important, both physically and mentally. Try these and get ready to go fast!

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5 Row Machine Workouts Rowers Love to Hate

A longer row machine workout could be the key to helping you build your endurance and crush your next hike, long bike ride or day out with your children or grandchildren. Not to mention helping build the engine you’ll need for your next 2K. We call these the workouts that rowers love to hate.

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Try This: Father’s Day Workout for Rowers

    Fathers get no respect when it comes to their special day.   Tools and ties, yes. But do a keyword search for “Father’s Day workout” and the term isn’t even searched enough to rank as something that’s highly sought after. Never mind a father’s day workout on the rowing machine, which we think…

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Concept2 Rower Workout: Triple Trouble

Need a new interval workout for your Concept2 rower? Do this one with just the rower, or combine it with the SkiErg or BikeErg, it’s up to you. Add some off-erg weight work and you’ll be feeling fitter in no time.

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Rowing Workouts: Fourth of July Workout

    Updated June 27, 2019   Need a Fourth of July workout?  Try these.  Plenty of meters, but you’ll also get in and out fast, and sweaty.  Here we offer you two versions, pick the one that best fits your fitness level and how hard you want to work.  And, in the spirit of…

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Interval Workout of the Day RAMP IT UP

  Try this interval workout of the day on your own or in a group.  Pick whatever kind of weight you want to use on the weighted portion of the workout (the cleans, squats and presses).  You can use kettlebells, dumbbells, bars, milk jugs, cement blocks, or nothing at all.   Remember that our muscles…

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The World Cup Workout 2018

Are you a soccer fan, do you love watching it on TV? It’s great fun for sure but the average game goes 100 minutes or more. Why not row your way fit with a soccer-themed rowing workout? Get your sweat on and don’t miss a minute of the action.

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Tricks to Dominate Endurance Rowing Workouts

Endurance rowing.  Character builder.  “Ugh,” (say some). When you’re used to rowing intervals of 500m or just a couple of minutes that’s A LOT of work.  Some of us would rather stick hot needles in our eyes than row or SkiErg that much! Endurance rowing workouts are both a physical AND mental challenge, they take a longer time to do and they can be suuuuper boring.  That’s IF you don’t have the tricks we’re about to give you. Read on…

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Indoor Rowing Workout 11-9-2016

The indoor rowing workout with a little bit of everything: it’s wicked Row/Ski 4 mins 10 goblet squats 15 medball sit-ups Row/Ski 3 mins 10 DB press 10 DB row Row/Ski 2 mins 10 pull-ups 10 walking lunges Row/Ski 1 min – ALL OUT Done!

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Workout 5-4-2016

  This workout is designed to be done alternating between the rowing machine and the SkiErg.  If you don’t have access to a SkiErg you can row the whole workout. Or, if you want a bigger challenge, make it an all Ski Erg workout.  If you do that aim for the lower number of rounds.…

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10 Indoor Rowing Workouts to Kill 10K

When the workout calls for a larger number of meters, or you’re trying to hit a big number in the Concept2 online challenges, how do you keep it interesting? By breaking the workout up into smaller chunks and changing it up. Longer indoor rowing workouts don’t have to be boring. You just need to have a plan that brings variety into the mix, and we’ve got 10 choices for you. Read more…

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Rowing Machine Workouts: Chad 2

You know how much we love birthday rowing workouts around here. People always look forward to them, even though they know they’re designed to be a little harder than your average swing row. When we found out it was our master instructor Chad Fleschner’s turn, we could resist putting together a special sweatfest just for him. Read more…

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Rowing Workouts for the Dog Days Challenge

The Concept2 Dog Days of Summer Challenge has begun! This one starts out easily, with a goal of only 10,000 meters total skied or rowed in the whole week. Easy peasy compared to the 40,000-meter target you have to hit in the last week of the month. As with all of Concept2’s online challenges, it’s a good idea to have a strategy for how you’re going to approach the month. Covering the week’s distance in one go is one option. But if you’re a rowing instructor with classes to teach or you like more variety in your SkiErg and indoor rowing workouts, try splitting up the distance over several workouts. Here are a couple of sample workouts we’ve done at the UCanRow2 Bodyshop. Read more…

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Celebrate the Big Day With a Big Workout

We love birthdays and other big life events around here! They’re a great way to celebrate those special moments and build your fitness community. Plus, they’re a convenient way to add variety to your workout day. People never get tired of them, and in fact they look forward to that shared sinking feeling you get when you know there’s a challenging workout coming up.

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Body Shop Rowing Workout 3-18-15

This is a great rowing workout to break up a big meter target, like the kind you might have during a rowing challenge. Keep in mind that heavy cardio, even on a rowing machine, will eat into your strength over time unless you balance it with off-erg work.  Do this series again if you need…

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We Heart Valentine’s Day Workouts!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Themed rowing workouts – we love them around here. They’re a great way to add variety and fun, while still getting in a great workout. Here’s a selection of what we’re heart-ing for Valentine’s Day.

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Try A Home Rowing Machine Workout That Works

You can’t make it to the gym every day, and let’s face it, some days you don’t even want to. It’s snowing, raining, butt cold, broiling hot, or you’ve got a sick kid or you simply don’t feel like it. We get it, we’ve been there. Much as we love them, you certainly don’t need a formal rowing program at a gym (hopefully taught by a certified instructor) to get a great workout. Try these home-based options.

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Rowing Through the World Cup: The Soccer Fan’s Workout

The World Cup is here! So many hours of game time, SO many hours waiting for something to happen. Why not set up your rowing machine in front of the TV so you can cheer your team on while still getting in a great workout?

Sure, you could row steady-state through the whole thing, but a typical game runs around 100 minutes with stoppage time, and no commercials to break it up! Give the game a little variety by following these rules for the UCanRow2 Soccer Fan’s Workout:

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Mother’s Day Workout to Celebrate Mom

What does mom want on Mother’s Day? Marketers would have you think it’s flowers, candy, jewelry, breakfast in bed (ok we agree on that one). But our favorite way to celebrate mom is with an awesome rowing workout. Choose one of the workouts below, and do them with her! Read more…

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Row Like an Olympian: Favorite Rowing Workouts From a London Medalist

Indoor rowing is hotter than ever! Awesome, but where do you begin if you’re just getting started with the sport? And what about if you’re ready to ramp it up? We asked Natalie Dell O’Brien for her thoughts. She ought to know, she was in the first boat ever to medal for the US in the women’s quad sculls event, at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Check out her story, and some suggested rowing workouts.

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Rowing Recovery Workout – Burn Fat, Get Back on Track

We all have times during the year where we can stray from an otherwise stellar fitness program. Vacation, the Holidays, a busy time at work, summer at home with the kids, can all move fitness to the back burner temporarily. Hey, it happens to the best of us! Just get back on the rowing machine as soon as you can and you’ll be back up to speed in no time. Read on for a couple of rowing recovery workouts that will help you get there. Read more…

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What a drag! Comparing drag factor on the rower and SkiErg

Have you ever referred to the drag factor on your Concept2 indoor rower or SkiErg?  It’s the number that tell you how much resistance is on the flywheel and gives you an indication of how hard you have to pull (or push-pull in the case of the rowing machine).  Traveling ergers and competitive indoor rowing…

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Meters and More Rowing Workout

The Concept2 Fall Team Challenge has begun!  From now until Oct. 15th, join or create a team and row as many meters as you can. We have lots of meter munching SkiErg and rowing workouts and will be posting more, but here’s one we did to kick it off.  Lots of meters, plus variety, and…

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Beat Boredom With a Playground Rowing Warm Up

Does the sound of yet another 3k rowing warm up make you want to stick needles in your eyes? Or has your usual warmup turned into a chatfest because your students are getting a little too comfortable with the steady-state routine? Boredom is the enemy of progress, even in the warmup. Mix it up! Try getting outside and back on the “playground” for your next rowing workout warm up. Off-erg warmups in general are a super smart – and super fun – way to get your athletes prepped and sweaty for a good SkiErg or rowing workout. Read more…

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