How to row efficiently with a Concept 2 Rower

Jon Gilson from Again Faster and EC Syncowski explain how to maximize efficiency on the Concept 2 rower.

Concept 2 also has a couple of technique videos on their site.

Setting up and common mistakes.

  • Leg drive, body swing, pull
  • return stroke should take about twice as long as the out stroke

Another quick technique instruction with Olympian Erin Cafaro.
(Excerpts from here: Row with an Olympian Part1 / Part 2)

She says a 1 : 3 ratio for out stroke to return stroke is preferable.


Update: more rowing technique instructions.