The Concept II model E Rowing Ergometer

The Stellenbosch University Sport Physiology Laboratory recently acquired a Concept II model E rowing ergometer. The Concept II rowing ergometer is the most widely used ergometer by rowing clubs and testing facilities to test off-the-water rowing performance.


Key performance predictors for rowing include:

1. 2000 m ergometer time trial

2. Maximal aerobic capacity (VO2max)

3. Power output at blood lactate concentration of 4 mmol·1-1

4. Body fat percentage

With the addition of the Concept II ergometer the lab now has the ability to offer the same services of performance testing for rowers as we have been doing for Endurance runners and cyclists.