SkiErg

Spice Up Your Summer SkiErg Training

May 14, 2015

One of the best features of Concept2 ergs (ski or rowing) is that they accurately measure the work you’re doing. In addition, the flywheel calibrates itself on every rundown to take ambient conditions into account, so someone at altitude can compare their erg time with someone at sea level, regardless of the weather and environmental conditions.

What’s so great about this? It means you can race! You can compare your times and distances with friends and competitors in another state, country or continent. It also makes the SkiErg a great tool for tracking your training progress by comparing your performance in a certain workout from one time to the next. Continue Reading ›

Skiing through Winter

Feb 10, 2015

Craftsbury athletes on the SkiErg

Skiing, whether on the Concept2 SkiErg or out on the trails, is proving to be an effective cross-training tool for many rowers. Elite rowers worldwide are spending time this winter skiing to complement their rowing training. The SkiErg makes skiing accessible for everyone.

For over 20 years, the Norwegian Rowing Federation has been sending its rowers to a three-week high altitude cross-country camp each year in Italy. Nils Jakob Hoff of the Norwegian Double explains that Nordic skiing “is a great way to get many hours of training during winter. It is easy on the muscles, and as a Norwegian, it is good for the soul as well. Physically, it develops the lats and core, which we are so dependent on.” Continue Reading ›

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Concept2 CTS at Cross Country Junior Nationals

Mar 12, 2014

Last week in our neighboring town of Stowe, Vermont, Trapp Family Lodge played host to several hundred of the fastest junior cross country skiers in the country. They were here for the annual Junior Nationals—a week-long series of races contested by teams from each of the 10 US regions in skiing. Each region’s team is determined through a series of regional races earlier in the winter, leading up to this championship. For most of these junior skiers, ages 14—19, the goal of making their regional team is the focus of their training all year long. We congratulate all of these young skiers! From this bunch will come the Olympians of the future. Continue Reading ›

Sochi Update: Results for our Local Olympians

Feb 27, 2014

Four SkiErgs in the Dry-Fire room in the Endurance Village at Sochi!

We’ve been following our Vermont local Olympians through their competitions in Sochi. Two athletes are members of the US Cross Country Ski Team, and two are members of the US Biathlon Team. The US biathletes brought a SkiErg along for the last few weeks leading up to Sochi and used it for specific strength workouts. When they got to Sochi, they were pleasantly surprised (as we were!) to find four SkiErgs in the dry-fire room! Continue Reading ›

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