Welcome to today’s Concept2 Workout of the Day (WOD). Each day we offer a workout to help you stay on track with your training.
All of these workouts are suitable for either your RowErg, SkiErg or BikeErg. They offer a variety of workout formats that range in duration from 20 - 45 minutes.
Your workout for May 31, 2023
5 x 500m / 2 min easy
Five 500 meter pieces. Two minutes at light pressure between each 500. (BikeErg: 1000m pieces)
The Workout of the Day is now available in ErgData and can be set up on the monitor with a single tap. See the ErgData page for more information.
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TIPS FOR SUCCESS
Prepare and recover: Warm-up, cool-down, and stretch every time you train. Remember that workouts of greater intensity require a longer warm-up.
Let technology help: Download our free app, ErgData to help program the workout easily into your monitor as well as record your effort so you can track your progress. Note: Concept2 worked with the American Council of the Blind (ACB) on ErgData to help ensure accessibility to people who are blind or have low vision.
You can manually program your performance monitor for this workout. Need help? Check out the How to Use pages for your monitor:
PM5 | PM4 | PM3 | PM2 | PM1.
Use the button sequences: Button sequences are provided to help you set up your PM3, PM4 or PM5 if you are not using ErgData. Starting from the Main Menu, press the gray buttons on the right as indicated by the sequence: "A" corresponds to the top gray button on the right, "B" corresponds to the second gray button on the right, and so on down through E.
About intensity: These workouts are designed to work for a wide range of ability and experience, so they do not specify a certain pace, power, or heart rate zone.
- Hard: Intense work that still allows you to finish the workout.
- Sustainable: A pace that can be maintained comfortably for the entire workout. Intensity where you are able to carry on a conversation.
- Light pressure or easy paddling, poling or pedalling: Rest phase. Don’t stop! Continue very slowly and easily.
Remember: You are always welcome to adjust the intensity to meet your needs!
Damper Setting: Unless otherwise noted:
- Indoor Rower: 3-5 provides the best aerobic workout. More on damper.
- SkiErg: 1-3, then adjust (as desired) to match different ski and snow conditions.
- BikeErg: Use a damper setting that allows you to maintain the cadence (rpm) suggested.
Cadence/Stroke Rate: Generally, a higher cadence/stroke rate is used on shorter workouts. Lower cadence/stroke rates are for longer workouts. Unless otherwise noted:
- Indoor Rower: 22-30 strokes per minute (spm).
- SkiErg: 35-45 pulls per minute (spm).
- BikeErg: 60-100 revolutions per minute (rpm).