Ski Ergs At The Roworx Studio/Warehouse

Concept2 SkiErg

Build strength and endurance with the NEW ski ergometer and training tool from Concept2.

  • Builds strength in upper body, core and legs
  • Provides a quality aerobic workout
  • Encourages proper and effective Nordic skiing technique

An ergometer (or “erg”) is a device that measures work. That’s what sets the Concept2 SkiErg apart from other training devices: it allows you to accurately assess your output, monitor your progress, and compare your scores with others using the Concept2 Performance Monitor. It’s the same monitor that has been helping rowers train for many years:

  • Immediate, accurate and repeatable performance data
  • Workout options: choose a preset workout, ski against a previous result or play a game
  • Memory and LogCard for workout data storage
  • USB Interface to transfer data to PC or Mac
  • Heart Rate Monitoring (PolarTM, SuuntoTM, and Garmin® options available)
  • Online logbook and ranking capability

Nordic skiing is an exhilarating and aerobically demanding sport, so it’s no surprise that Nordic skiers are extremely fit athletes. The SkiErg makes this terrific aerobic exercise accessible to anyone. Each pull engages the arms, shoulders, core and legs in a downwards “crunch,” using body weight to help accelerate the handles. Check the technique video and you’ll see the legs raising the body weight on each stroke, providing an exhausting full-body workout at high intensities.  A workout on the SkiErg works the legs at least as hard as the upper body.  Maximum heart rates are achieved through aerobically demanding workouts.

The Concept2 SkiErg is based on the same mechanics and electronic monitoring systems as the Concept2 Indoor Rower, the proven choice of rowing athletes around the world since 1982.

Why Use A SkiErg?

Strength and Endurance
The Concept2 SkiErg helps you build strength and endurance by working the entire body in an efficient, rhythmic motion.  Skiing is a low-impact, high calorie-burning exercise suitable for all ages and abilities. The user is in complete control of the resistance:  the harder the pull, the faster the flywheel spins, which creates more resistance.

Measurable Results
The SkiErg gives you immediate feedback on every pull you take, as well as cumulative performance data at the end of your workout.  The electronic Performance Monitor self-calibrates, ensuring your results are accurate and allowing you to compare each pull, each interval and each workout.  Compare yourself against other skiers using SkiErgs worldwide.

For Skiers: A Safe and Effective Training Tool
The Concept2 SkiErg helps you build strength and endurance using the poling motion that is integral to all techniques of Nordic skiing. The SkiErg provides a range of resistance similar to that found on snow with the convenience and safety of indoor training.

Convenience and Safety
The convenience of training on a SkiErg is hard to beat! Whatever the weather or conditions, the SkiErg is always available. It’s safer than training in traffic, and it makes it easy to add poling to your indoor workouts. The SkiErg can be mounted on a wall or is available in a free standing version.

Perfect for Adaptive Athletes and for Injury Rehab
The SkiErg easily accommodates athletes with lower leg injuries: injured athletes can sit or kneel, reducing the amount of leg involvement, while training at normal intensity and duration using just upper body and core. It’s a great training tool for adaptive athletes, too!

SkiErg World Sprints

Dates:  November 11–13, 2011

Location:  Participate on any Concept2 SkiErg

Roworx Is A Participating World Sprints Race Location!

How it works:  race 1000 meters on the SkiErg at your club, school or home November 11–13.  Post your time to the Concept2 Logbook by 5 p.m. Monday, November 14, 2011.  The winners of each age group will receive custom engraved cowbells to help ring in the snow season.  Prizes will also be awarded for the top three times in each age group.

Results must be emailed by 5 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2011.  Email to receive information on submitting results and for event updates.

We are taking 1,000 meter times at Roworx and are eager to see records fall in many age groups and we expect there will be challenges to Christopher McLaughlin and Jennie Bender’s fastest times.  View last year’s results and get ready to race!

Here is an example of what a timed race piece looks like:


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Jack Nunn

Jack Nunn is the head trainer and owner of Roworx. Jack is a former national team rower who has competed in more than 100 triathlons, including 9 full Ironmans. He has created a system of rowing that prepares the whole body for both competition and fitness longevity.

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