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Over the past month, skiers and biathletes around the world have been getting back to training. For many of those at the upper levels, this means a round of testing. It might be VOmax testing on a treadmill or SkiErg, strength testing of various sorts, uphill runs, double pole rollerski time trials—there’s a wide variety, but the important point is that it makes good sense to test at the beginning of the training year so that you have a baseline from which to measure your progress.

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FOURTH ANNUAL SKIERG WORLD SPRINTS: Popular Competition Kicks off the Ski Season (Press release) November 16, 2012 – Morrisville, VT – The SkiErg World Sprints is an international race of 1000 meters on the Concept2 SkiErg. It’s held annually in homes, gyms, ski clubs and fitness centers around the world—all it takes is a SkiErg and interested people. Sometimes it’s a small group of friends in a home gym; other times it’s a sizeable public event....

Mark your calendars:  4th Annual SkiErg World Sprints will be held November 9–11, 2012 This 1000-meter race allows you to compare your time against others worldwide in a one-weekend showdown of speed. See how you stack up before you strap on your skis for the season! How it works: Race 1000 meters on the Concept2 SkiErg at your club, school or home, November 9–11, 2012. Post your time to the Concept2 logbook by 5 p.m. Monday,...

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All 2012 Madison SuperTour and American Birkebeiner coverage is brought to you through the generous support of SkiErg. MADISON, Wis. — Here’s a look at how SuperTour race organizers make a city sprint possible in downtown Madison. Starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, some 90 trucks carted manmade snow from an energy facility about a mile or two from Wisconsin’s State Capitol and dumped it on the city streets surrounding the square. Madison’s Don Miller Subaru...

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  Vermont Company’s Customers Work Out to Support Disaster Relief Organizations Participants in Concept2’s 12th Annual Holiday Challenge not only rowed or skied millions of meters between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, they also helped raise over $31,000 for disaster relief organizations, including one that supports the company’s home state of Vermont in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. Every year, Concept2, the leading manufacturer of rowing machines, hosts a Holiday Challenge, asking its customers worldwide to...

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November 18, 2011 – Morrisville, VT – While many ski races in Scandinavia were being canceled due to lack of snow, the 3rd Annual  SkiErg World Sprints took place last weekend in locations around the world and drew a record number of participants. Races were hosted by ski clubs, high school ski teams, CrossFit gyms, fitness centers, and elementary schools, in ten different countries, with competitors ranging in age from 5 to 80. There were...

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Morrisville, VT – Just in case you’re curious, or have a competitive streak, here are the fastest SkiErg times recorded for a variety of distances since the Concept2 SkiErg was introduced in June of 2009. Some of these times come from competitive Nordic skiers; others come from the fitness/cross-training community. antabuse To see all the ranked SkiErg performances, with athletes’ names and home country, visit www.concept2.com/ski and click on Logbook. Need a bit of inspiration,...

Morrisville, VT – Skiers have had limited options for controlled performance testing: not everyone has access to a rollerski treadmill, rollerskis vary significantly in speed, and running time trials aren’t especially ski-specific.   To help address this need, Concept2 has developed a web-based testing series using the Concept2 SkiErg. The SkiErg Performance Series is a program of consistent, scheduled testing over a range of test distances designed to inform smart training. The web component enables...

Measure Results Now for a Faster Season next Year March 31, 2011 – As the winter racing season draws to a close, skiers around the world are asking themselves and their coaches the following question: How can I train better now so I’m faster next winter? While there is no single training method or modality that will make the difference for everyone, there are tools that everyone can use to guide their workouts and make...

Morrisville, VT – Both skiers and non-skiers alike succeeded in the 2nd Annual SkiErg World Sprints; Christopher McLaughlin, who uses the SkiErg at home for fitness, set a new men’s world- record time of 3:01.9, while CXC Team Vertical Limit member Jennie Bender won the women’s event in 3:51.6. McLaughlin, 39, started rowing and skiing after years of lifting, work and running hurt his knees. The Concept2 Indoor Rower and SkiErg provided him with a...

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Concept2, manufacturer of the Concept2 Indoor Rower and new SkiErg, has released a Facebook application designed to help friends track and share rowing or Nordic skiing workouts. “Seeing your friends’ workouts is motivating,” explains Concept2’s Meredith Haff, “because you can see what your teammates or fellow competitors are doing, and support each other while you try to improve.”  The application currently has over 2000 monthly active users. To use the application the user must have...

WORK OUT TO FEED OTHERS IN CONCEPT2’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY CHALLENGE  Concept2’s 10th Annual Holiday Challenge to Benefit Food-Related Organizations  With holiday foods everywhere you turn this time of year, Concept2 offers a way to fend off holiday weight gain and stress while helping others in need with the 10th Annual Holiday Challenge. This year, the Holiday Challenge helps put food on the table for struggling families by supporting organizations whose mission it is to make...

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Morrisville, VT – In less than 4 minutes, world records were broken and history was made as two US Biathletes, Jennifer Wygant and Zachary Hall, skied their way to victory in the first annual SkiErg World Sprints. “The race was tough… My main goal was to sustain a consistent pace through the entire race. However, I also had some teammates go before me, so I had some times to try and beat” explains Wygant. Wygant...

Here in northern Vermont, we are itching for snow but we know we still have weeks to wait.  To help pass the time, we’re excited to present theSkiErg Performance Monitor allow anyone with access to a Concept2 SkiErg to race against others on a fair, measurable course.  This 1000 meter race will occur November 14-15, 2009 at locations throughout the world. Can’t travel to a Sprints location? Join in from your home! The official home...