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 ›

Tags: SkiErg, Training

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 ›

From the Archives: A Great Workout in 30 Minutes

Dec 31, 2013

Pete and Jon catching a quick intense workout in the C2 Workout Room before lunch.
This training advice seems especially pertinent to the holidays, when time is often at a premium. It’s also interesting to note that Larry was ahead of the times in recommending HIIT (high intensity interval training), which has been shown in a number of recent studies to be a very effective training tool. Continue Reading ›

Holiday Challenge 2013

Nov 18, 2013

This year’s Holiday Challenge will benefit four not-for-profit organizations that help people in different ways. Three of them use sports and fitness in their work. In combination, they improve the lives of countless people around the world. We hope you’ll join in and help us meet our goal of raising over $30,000 total to support these causes! Continue Reading ›