Announcing our latest software option for use with a Concept2 Indoor Rower or SkiErg: ErgData. ErgData is a free iOS application designed to run on an Apple iPhone or iPod touch. Used with the iConnectConcept2 connection kit (sold separately) Ergdata enables your iPhone or iPod touch to display a selection of real-time stats not available on the Performance Monitor, including Drive Length, Drive Time, Peak Force and Average Force. At the end of your workout, ErgData uploads your piece directly to the Concept2 Online Logbook. Continue Reading ›
It’s a short, sweet challenge: Row and/or ski at least 31,000 meters between October 25 and October 31. You can do it on the SkiErg, the indoor rower, or a combination of the two. It’s an average of less than 5k per day—so no excuses! Get the kids to do it, too!
Here’s what you’ll get for completing the challenge: Continue Reading ›
A total of 188 teams, composed of 3247 people, logged 308,256,325 meters on the indoor rower and SkiErg between September 15 and October 15. The average number of meters rowed per person was about 95,000 and there were 485 individuals who surpassed 200,000 meters!
Here at Concept2, we had a team of 29 people and were excited to hold on to 19th place overall and 2nd place in the Corporate Fitness Facility division. Continue Reading ›
We first started sending out our Ergo Update newsletter back in December of 1982. The first issue was largely dedicated to covering the first-ever CRASH-B Sprints. It was a single 8.5 x 14” double-sided sheet.
As our customer base grew to include many people who weren’t on-water or competitive rowers, we expanded the Update to include a broader range of stories and information. By Spring 1991, the Update was an 8-page booklet; by Fall 1992 it had jumped to 12 pages. We first hit 16 pages in Fall 1994. Continue Reading ›
Greetings SkiErg Followers! Coming to you from Bend, Oregon, I am finishing up my first ski training camp for the 2012–2013 season. That’s right, it’s time to start up again! I had a good season this past year, despite chasing snow most of the winter and skiing on man-made snow for the most consecutive days in a row ever. After spring series in Craftsbury, Vermont, Nordic skiers all over the country took most of April to recover and are now back at it. This year there is a World Cup in Canada in December, meaning the US takes more athletes to compete, so everyone is ramping up with quality training. Before Bend, the US team had a testing camp in Park City, Utah, at the new Olympic Training Center, and were put through many different physical challenges. One of their tests was using the SkiErg! It’s good to see it being utilized at the highest level. Continue Reading ›
Our neighbors at Craftsbury Outdoor Center are playing host this week to the elite North American Nordic ski community at the 2012 SuperTour Finals and Long Distance Nationals. Despite summerlike temperatures last week that melted every flake of snow in Morrisville and most of Vermont, there is still world-class skiing at Craftsbury, thanks to a winter of snowmaking and a ton of hard work in the weeks leading up to the races. Continue Reading ›
Greetings Nordic ski crowd! I hope you have been able to ski now that we finally have some snow! I have been traveling quite a bit for racing and am returning home to Vermont soon for Spring Series at Craftsbury during the last week of March. Continue Reading ›
My SkiErg is getting lots of use, even when I am not near it! Back in the cities, the advanced training group from Balance Nordic used it as a threshold 2k max effort testing device to set training zones for the season. Joel Woodward, one of the group’s core members, told me in an email, “I literally still had the shakes when I went to bed… that test is so hard!” After seeing many people compete in the SkiErg World Sprints 1000m competition, I could vouch for that statement! Continue Reading ›