Olena’s New Record

September 20, 2017

Ukrainian sculler Olena Buryak has repeatedly proved she is peerless over 2,000 meters on the erg. At July’s World Games, a multisport event held in Wroclaw, Poland, she made the case again. Buryak, fourth in


Summer Series

June 5, 2017

It’s either a sign of the apocalypse or one more indication of indoor rowing’s growing popularity. ROW Series 2017 is a four-event indoor rowing competition running from June 5 to July 2. The rules are simple:


March Race Reports

March 28, 2017

2017 C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints Indoor rowers descended upon Boston University’s Agganis Arena Feb. 12,  for the 2017 C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints World Indoor Rowing Championships. Notable races included the men’s junior lightweight event, where first through third place


A New Test

March 26, 2017

Misery, as they say, loves company. Beginning this year, the U.S. Marine Corps will incorporate a 5k erg test into their annual fitness evaluations. The erg option is being offered as an alternative measure for

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Robert Spenger, 1924-2017

March 25, 2017

A quick query of indoor rowing world records on the Concept2 website shows just how prolific Robert Spenger was on the machine: 37 records in the 80-89 and 90-99 age categories, including a new 6k


Choose Your Challenge

March 24, 2017

The Internet is the great equalizer. During the winter months, when the idea of rowing on the water seems months away, rowers can compete against opponents from all over the world in challenges ranging from


Winter Classic

January 31, 2017

As a collegiate rower, I never looked forward to this time of year. I knew that soon the boats would be racked for the winter and I would be relegated to the weight room, the


Life on the Inside

January 5, 2017

Don’t stop rowing this winter. If you live in a warmer climate, there are many lovely bodies of water to row on in the South and West. For everyone else, there’s the ergometer. Go to the Concept2 website, find a workout that suits you, and pair up with a partner for motivation and for safety.


The Great Indoors?

December 1, 2016

The erg is no substitute for on-water rowing, yet it remains the best tool we have for improving sport-specific fitness and the basics of the stroke.