As part of the management team of a CrossFit facility in the UK, I always struggled to understand how anyone could break the front stand of a concept 2.
However, I have now discovered a very clever way of incurring hundreds of extra pounds worth of repair bills and putting your concept 2 rowers out of service for days, sometimes weeks on end.
Here is how
To break* your concept 2 , put your foot on the front foot and hold it down. If you are fussy about where you put your foot, try heavy sandbags, or maybe even weights.
This will really screw it up.
I sent the above picture to Concept 2 to be sure.
Here is their response
“Hello, in short the legs are meant to be moved freely, by putting bags on, standing on etc… you’re putting excess pressure on bolts/joints, allowing the machine to move slightly is okay. If the machine is moving a lot it is likely technique that needs improving. Rolling them around constantly or storing on end can also do a lot of wear and tear.”
Consider yourself told.
*This was not my 1st choice of words
My name is Andrew Stemler and I’m probably the East London personal trainer you have been looking for. Email me Andrew@crossfitlondon uk.com