The SkiErg is a pretty simple device—two handles that connect to two cords that accelerate a flywheel for resistance. The cords are free to be pulled in any number of directions. So, is there a proper SkiErg technique, and if so, why? Continue Reading ›
The first World Rowing Indoor Championships took place February 17–18 in Alexandria, Virginia. A new collaboration with World Rowing, the Championships will be held at a different venue each year, moving around the world to provide a truly global capstone to the indoor rowing season. This year's event was hosted by the Erg Sprints, and saw an international field assembled from 32 different countries. Continue Reading ›
Five Olympians. Four World Record attempts. Two new World Records. One Inspiration.
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 ›
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 500 meter row. A staple for many. An all-out fly and die effort. For the fast it’s over quickly yet feels like it takes forever when done at max effort. Many, such as Sam Loch, have tried to chase down a two-decade old world record and have come close, but it still sits out there beckoning challengers to try it. Continue Reading ›
This weekend, three athletes, sponsored by Nike, tried to break the 2-hour (running) marathon barrier. Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) came close by covering the 42.2km (26.2 mile) distance in 2:00:25. This begs the question: can a 2-hour marathon be rowed? Continue Reading ›