U.S. Marines, Extreme Athletes…. Even Astronauts Use The Concept 2!!!
CONCEPT2 IS BUILT MARINE TOUGH…
Before I write about my 2nd segment on my 8-Part series. I wanted to discuss how great the Concept 2 Rowing machine really is considering that the second person I will be writing about has the current World Record for a 2000 meter race on the Concept 2. Rob Waddell (2000 Olympic Gold medalist in the single sculls and current Overall World Champion Record Holder for having the FASTEST time EVER for a 2,000 meter race on a Concept 2 Rowing Machine… 5:36). No matter what anyone says, the fact is every single Olympic/National Rowing Team around the World uses the Concept 2 rowing machine for endurance training and physical testing. It is by far the best and most reliable rowing machine on the market. Here are a few other programs and organizations besides the rowing world that use the Concept 2.
US Marines Utilize Indoor Rower as Part of “Combat Conditioning” Program
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The Marine Corps War Fighting Laboratory (MCWL) has partnered with Concept2 to put its Marines to the ultimate fitness test. Captain Justin Jordan from MCWL is currently working with Marines from Camp Lejeune, NC, to test a new form of fitness training called “Combat Conditioning.” To help determine which fitness program is the most effective training tool, the Marines are using the Concept2 Indoor Rower.
“Performance on the Concept2 Indoor Rower will give a strong indication of a Marine’s physical preparedness,” said Captain Jordan. “By comparing scores on the rower before and after a Marine goes through our conditioning programs, we can test the effectiveness of each regimen.” Traditionally, athletic testing is assessed by a regimen of running, sit-ups, and pull-ups.
The following blog was inspired by this article that was featured In The July 2010 Issue of Rowing News Magazine … ‘Top 12 US Rowing Coaches Of All-Time’
“Eat your fruits and vegetables” is one of the tried and true recommendations for a healthy diet. And for good reason. Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you ward off heart disease and stroke, control blood pressure, prevent some types of cancer, avoid a painful intestinal ailment called diverticulitis, and guard against cataract and macular degeneration, two common causes of vision loss. Read the Harvard School of Public Health article.
Few medicines work as well as exercise
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates about three-fourths of older adults are sedentary.
By Jane Glenn Haas
The Orange County Register
We all know we’re supposed to exercise, to move our muscles and be strong.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates about three-fourths of older adults are sedentary, despite informative articles insisting activity helps prevent many related ailments, from coronary artery disease to cognitive decline.
Dr. Sheldon Zinberg, founder of the Nifty After Fifty workout centers, insists people are reluctant to put a name to their problem:
Photo by Ross Websdale
Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity
You know exercise is good for you — but do you know how good? From boosting your mood to improving your sex life, find out how exercise can improve your life.
By Mayo Clinic staff
Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer? Look no further than old-fashioned exercise.
The merits of regular physical activity — from preventing chronic health conditions to promoting weight loss and better sleep — are hard to ignore. And the benefits are yours for the taking, regardless of age, sex or physical ability. Need more convincing? Check out seven specific ways exercise can improve your life.
Woman, 94, dedicated to workouts
by Elaine McMillion
For the Daily Mail
Charleston Daily Mail
CHARLESTON, W.Va.–Helen Lee firmly grips the handles of the rowing machine with both hands as she wiggles her small, white Easy Spirit sneakers onto the feet stirrups.
She takes a deep breath and pulls her elbows back by her sides, her hands to her midsection.
In early June, we unveiled the new logo for Roworx. Designed by Barbara Holbrook, the logo represents the history of rowing in Long Beach and represents the team spirit that is at the heart of both of the rowing centers.
The Idea Behind the Roworx Logo
The logo was inspired by the US National Rowing Team as well as the Long Beach Rowing Association. The four stars located at the top of the logo represent the four Olympic Games that Long Beach had involvement in, 1932 Los Angeles summer Olympic games, 1968 Men’s U.S. Olympic Trials, 1976 U.S. Women’s Olympic Trials, 1984 U.S. Olympic Trials. The figure in the middle of the logo is rowing on an erg, represented by the circle.
The benefits of rowing are pretty amazing. Whether you row on the water with the wind in your hair or at our indoor rowing gym with it’s incomparable view of Marine Stadium, you’ll notice the difference in just a few sessions.