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Old 10-09-2009, 02:46 PM   #1
Noah Milstein
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The SkiErg

I only just discovered this gem and I'm not going to lie... this is freaking cool! I'm not sure whether or not the existence of this device has yet to become common knowledge but just in case here you go...

http://www.concept2cts.com/skierg/default.asp(wfs)

Functional or not, that is just a really cool gadget, although I would argue it is a highly functional device, either way it looks like fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLmFLzYk1Gk (wfs)

Can you imagine the WoDs! The WoDs man! The WoDs!...

3 rounds for time
Run 400m
Row 500m
Ski 500m
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:58 PM   #2
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Re: The SkiErg

Moments after posting this I followed some of the youtube links from the skierg video and found this, the kayak ergometer! Have I been living under a rock? Apparently so.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzFx_p0b7P4 (wfs)

http://www.vasatrainer.com/ (wfs) this thing can even be used as a swimming erg although, frankly, that just seems silly, I mean it's not like you need to buy any expensive equipment to swim unless underpants are prohibitively expensive for you and if that's the case then I don't think you need to worry about buying an ergometer... frankly.

There are even competing companies http://www.weba-sport.com/weba/kayak_ergo.html (wfs)

and http://www.kayakpro.com/kayak-training/faspects.html (wfs)

Cool stuff. Nice toys if you care to dish out the cash.

I really need to get out more.
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:49 PM   #3
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Re: The SkiErg

It looks cool... but I can't help but have a sneaking suspicion that they could have made a machine that switches between row and ski.
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:57 AM   #4
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Re: The SkiErg

The Ski erg may be worse than the rower. It is brutal on your arms, shoulders and mid section. We received one a few months ago and have had some fun with it.

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Schwinn Airdyne bike
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Old 10-11-2009, 06:08 AM   #5
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Re: The SkiErg

Coach Burgener has a SkiErg in his gym and he writes about using it in his facebook status when it's part of his "Old Man Workout". Sounds like a pretty brutal piece of equipment. Brutal in the good way.
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:37 PM   #6
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Re: The SkiErg

Does anyone think this will become a staple in CrossFit like the rower? Will we see this show up at the games someday?

We have two on the way and I am looking forward to giving it a go.

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Old 10-20-2009, 04:16 PM   #7
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Re: The SkiErg

It looks great, but it's too bad it can't be flipped over. It would be cool to do "vertical rowing" or do push presses against flywheel resistance or air squats with air resistance. I bet with some small modifications and two pulleys, it could be done.

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Old 10-20-2009, 04:22 PM   #8
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Re: The SkiErg

Another fun idea would be if you could have the resistance come from about chest height and do horizontal pulls. It would be a total body movement from a standing position and would involve some rotational force as well.

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Old 10-21-2009, 07:47 AM   #9
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Re: The SkiErg

WHy not just do battling ropes?
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:33 AM   #10
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Re: The SkiErg

I'm actually not very impressed with the SkiErg. Surely it would not have been difficult to design this machine to enable independent arm movement.
Pushing with both arms simultaneously is done when skiing, but it's more common to use an alternating left arm/right arm action. Independent arm movement would enable a closer replication of this common left/right action. It would be a more sport-specific workout of the upper body, and for cross-trainers, it would add variety to the exercise program and broaden the appeal of the machine.
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