Weight loss isn’t easy. Fad diets come and go, but the only real, lasting solution is to change your lifestyle – with regular exercise and healthy eating habits. Concept 2 can be an effective partner in the process.
The weight-loss math is simple: Burn more calories than you take in. Even just a moderate increase in your exercise level can lead to long-term weight loss, even with no change in diet. If you eat a healthy diet, including fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, you can see even more results over time.
No weight-loss plan can offer overnight results. But If YOU are willing to supply the personal commitment and patience, Concept 2 Rowing can provide the other necessary ingredients.
Four years ago 39 year old rower Mark Obeney weighed 159 kilos and was struggling with his weight due to lack of exercise following a serious car accident. Mark lost over 38 kgs…
Cameraderie and Support of Fellow Exercisers
Whether you row at home or in a club setting, alone or with friends, it can help your weight loss efforts to know that you are part of a greater community of like-minded folks.
Even if you really prefer to row by yourself, you may find it rewarding and encouraging to read about others who are facing the same challenge that you are facing. You may find that you enjoy sharing your own experience with them, and that it helps you stay motivated. Or you may learn from them useful strategies for improving your workouts.
The Concept 2 Online Community offers a variety of opportunities for interaction with other Concept 2 rowers.
Concept 2 Training Forum – Weight Loss & Weight Control section
Just want to read what others are saying? That’s fine.
Want to post a question? This is a great place to do it.
Interested in helping others stick with it? Join the conversation here.
Interactive Weight Loss Programme
We strongly recommend that if you are clinically overweight that you seek professional medical advice before embarking on any exercise programme. Regular exercise will deliver numerous health benefits but unless it is accompanied by an appropriate diet then it will not yield any significant weight loss.
Weight management requires a calorific balance between the daily intake of nutrients via the diet to the daily expenditure of energy. If the daily intake of calories is greater than the calories burned then you may put on weight. If the intake of calories is less than those burned then you may lose weight as the energy deficit is made up from energy sources stored about the body.
The programme aims to reduce body weight by 1% per week. This is achieved by a total calorie deficit of up to 1000kcals/day. This should be achieved by a combination of a reduction of dietary intake and an increase in energy expenditure.
Click here to get your interactive weight loss programme.
Enter your height in feet and inches and your weight in kilogrammes. Enter the amount of weight (in kilogrammes) that you want to lose and the number of sessions a week that you want to exercise. We’ll then generate for you a training programme based on one week for each 1% of body weight you need to lose.
This programme is not designed for people whose intention it is to achieve a target weight for competition. The purpose of this programme is to help achieve a healthy lifestyle through a sensible exercise programme accompanied by a balanced diet.