Here’s a training program designed to get you ready for the SkiErg World Sprints 1000 meter challenge. Josh and Ben, skiers and members of the Concept2 US Customer Service team, used this program last year to prepare. The program requires just two workouts per week on the SkiErg, preferably not on back-to-back days, and assumes that you are getting exercise on 3–4 other days per week—whether rowing, biking, running or another choice. Continue Reading ›
One of the nice things about the SkiErg is that you can involve your legs as much or as little as you want. If you’re looking for a full body workout, be sure to engage your legs. The degree to which you engage them is up to you. Continue Reading ›
At the end of July, world records fell at The World Games. Olena Buryak (Ukraine) set a new 2k world record of 6:22.8. In addition to setting a new fastest time in the Olympic distance, she also set a new world record in the 500m sprint distance. Her world record now stands at 1:24.5.
The Concept2 ErgData app provides a number of additional data options for your workouts, including Drive Length. Why is drive length important, and how can this information be used in your training?
Here’s your chance to grab a new Australian Record!
We’ve been recording Australian Indoor Rowing records for a number of years now, and with the increasing popularity of the SkiErg it is now time to introduce a new category of Australian records. From July 1, we will be opening the record books to these all new categories!
Australian SkiErg records will be on offer for the following distances:
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You may have heard the term “Power Ten” in reference to rowing and racing. Specifically, this term is often said by the coxswain to motivate a crew. A “Power Ten” is, traditionally, ten hard strokes of power. The coxswain often will count out each stroke for the crew. Contrary to common belief, the coxswain doesn’t yell “row” with each stroke that the athletes take. (After all, the athletes all are well aware that they are rowing.) More frequently, the coxswain is providing motivation, giving feedback, or executing a race strategy. Continue Reading ›