We’re into the second week of the Holiday Challenge and the meters and donations are adding up! If you haven't already signed up, make sure you do so from your Logbook by choosing a charity option. This is your opportunity to help raise money for a good cause just by working out. We've gathered some ideas and technologies to help you reach your goals. Continue Reading ›
In the last four years, Australian Kate Hilliard has become a SkiErg sensation by claiming more than a half-dozen world records. Now, her biggest opponent is herself. At the 2021 SkiErg Sprints Kate smashed her own 1000-meter record, finishing in a time of 3:18.5. Continue Reading ›
Hoping to do more meters than last year for this year’s Holiday Challenge—and benefit from the improved fitness and increased Calorie burn for the holidays? Here are some tips and sample workouts for upping your mileage. Continue Reading ›
Join the SkiErg World Sprints! You can do this 1000m race solo on your home SkiErg, with your friends, at your club or at an in-person event near you. Wherever you do it, it makes a great training goal, a good chance to discover your personal best, and a chance to see where you stand up against others around the world! Continue Reading ›
In September 2019, Pete Reed had just retired from full-time rowing to return to the Royal Navy. One of Great Britain’s most decorated Olympians, he won gold in three consecutive Olympics and was famous in testing for having the world’s largest recorded lung capacity.
During naval training, Reed started to feel ill and went to the hospital where he suffered a stroke in the middle of his spine. The condition is extremely rare and doctors are unsure what caused it. It left Reed paralyzed from the chest down. The Olympian was determined to make the best possible recovery.
The first step was to enter rehab, where Reed started to gain back his strength. One of the tools in his pocket?: the SkiErg. “Getting settled into rehab, I knew that I wanted to try the SkiErg,” Reed says. “There were a few reasons. I knew the movement pattern, I knew that I could do it. It's important to me that it's very accessible, so it's easy to just roll up to it, in my wheelchair and then just grab the handles and off I go.” It is hard to take the athlete out of someone like Reed, and accordingly, he made himself a plan. He started in small increments.
The Concept2 SkiErg® may be a different kind of exercise machine than you're used to, but this difference is precisely why the SkiErg can complement so many other forms of training so effectively. Continue Reading ›
There are a number of reasons to expand your home gym. A prime reason is to add a variety of workouts to your routine to keep it fresh and exciting. Another reason is because it makes it easier to do a longer workout by combining a wider range of movements in one session. Additionally, it can often allow you to workout with another member of your household at the same time. Continue Reading ›