Training

Three Lessons

Jan 11, 2013

Jennie crosses the finish line a national champion

1. Maintain a neutral mentality when negativity is present and positivity is difficult. Never surrender to the dark side.

2. Life is unpredictable. You might as well roll with it.

3. A win is a win!

This is coming to you from Midway, Utah, where the US Cross Country Nationals is well under way. It has been quite chilly the past few days, but I’m not complaining one bit, because I would take this over rain any day! Continue Reading ›

ErgData Has Arrived!

Oct 31, 2012

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 ›

Ready to Give Indoor Rowing a Try?

Aug 31, 2012

Ahhh, rowing in the Olympics. Ballet on water. Power and grace on display with every stroke. Nothing short of inspiring.

You want some of that?

We’re not all Olympic-level athletes, but all of us can get a piece of that feeling of synchronicity, and that athletic look, regardless of our age or starting fitness level. Continue Reading ›

Training around the Bend

Jun 11, 2012

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 ›

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20 x 30 Seconds Full Power with a CrossFit Champion

Jun 04, 2012

Rowing is not like rowing. This is something I (painfully) learned last weekend during the CrossFit Regionals in Ballerup, Denmark, while I was working out with Mikko Salo and Juha Puonti from Rogue Fitness (manufacturer of CrossFit equipment). Mikko won the CrossFit Games in 2009. As a competitive on water rower, I usually row for 30–45 minutes at low intensity and a heart rate near 145. From time to time I go for 250 or 500 meter sprints for interval work. The workout on the indoor rower with Mikko and Juha, however, was totally new to me: 30 seconds full power followed by 30 seconds rest for 20 repetitions. Continue Reading ›

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