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Holiday Challenge ’15 Sets New Records

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Jan 20, 2016

New participation and fundraising records were set in this year’s Holiday Challenge, which ended at midnight on Christmas Eve. Nearly 6000 people rowed and/or skied at least 100k meters toward the challenge, and just under $30,000 was raised for water-related charities.

Thanks to the efforts of all these participants, the following donations will be made to the benefitting charities: Continue Reading ›

Sit, Stand, Kneel or Wheel—Using the SkiErg for Rehab

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Oct 29, 2015

Proper SkiErg technique uses the legs as well as the arms and core. However, the SkiErg also works well as an upper-body-only training tool. This can come in handy when you’re dealing with a lower body injury.

If it’s an injury that still allows you to stand, this will probably be the most effective position for a workout. If standing is not an option, you can also use the SkiErg from either a sitting or kneeling position. And it’s also possible to wheel right up in a wheelchair. Continue Reading ›

Slip Slidin’ Away

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Sep 18, 2015

I’ve been using my indoor rower on a (smooth surface) floor and it moves back and forth while I row. I was surprised by that. Do I need a mat or other surface for my indoor rower?

The Concept2 Indoor Rower has rubber caps on the feet to help keep it from slipping, but some athletes may experience movement from the Model D or Model E while in use. This movement can be caused by very high stroke ratings and fast rowing; but excessive movement, during ordinary use, signifies a possible technique error. Continue Reading ›

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