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Pushing Through Lack of Motivation

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May 22, 2017

Most of us have been there: On the indoor rower (or SkiErg), wanting the workout to be done, but the elapsed time is just 22 seconds. Unless you’re doing a 30 second piece, the chances are you still have a long way to go.

Some days you can hop on and every stroke feels great, every push of the legs feels so powerful, and other days you would rather be eating a pizza while watching your new favorite show. So what to do? Continue Reading ›

On Plateaus and Progress

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Mar 16, 2017

Have you ever hit a plateau—that place where your progress seems to stagnate? You’re not getting faster or fitter—in fact, it feels more like the opposite.

Sometimes this can mean that you’ve been doing too much for too long and without making sure to get enough recovery time. Recovery is a necessary part of improving fitness, so be sure to give your body some time to rest and prepare to go harder again soon.

However, a plateau may also mean that you’re not doing the right kinds of workouts for you. Recent research is pointing out several things: Continue Reading ›

Cross-Training with the SkiErg

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Feb 09, 2017

Just as the indoor rower is used by many people who don't row on the water, the SkiErg is not just for skiers. It’s a great option for anyone wanting an aerobic exercise that uses the arms and core and can be done with or without the legs. When the legs are used, it’s a full body exercise. When the legs are not used, it’s a terrific choice for those who may be dealing with a leg injury or other lower body limitation. Continue Reading ›

Beyond Just Row (or Just Ski)

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Sep 21, 2016

One of the great things about the Concept2 Performance Monitor (PM) is that you don’t have to push any buttons or preset any workout, and it will just come on automatically when you take your first stroke. It will display your output on every stroke, it will keep track of your time and meters, and it will save your workout in memory—and you don’t have to push any buttons at all! Continue Reading ›

SkiErg Technique: Part Three

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Aug 23, 2016

This is the third in a three-part series of cues to help you with SkiErg technique. After having introduced hundreds of athletes to the SkiErg, I’ve noticed three very common faults that appear in new adopters. I’ve developed these memorable cues to help them work through those technique flaws. Furthermore, these are the same cues that I use to take an experienced athlete to a higher level of performance. Continue Reading ›

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