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Ski Ergs

For those of you looking for a great way to improve your fitness or stay in shape for ski-season year –round, we have exciting news. The Wellness Center just recently added two new Concept 2 SkiErg machines. The Concept 2 SkiErg simulates the sport of Nordic skiing, which is recognized as one of the most challenging workouts around. Nordic skiing, a sport that that requires a combination of both strength and endurance, provides an amazing full-body workout. Not only does it effectively work the core, but also requires you to utilize all the major muscles in your arms and legs. The SkiErg also accommodates those dealing with lower body injuries by offering a low-impact workout that’s easy on the joints. The exercise can even be modified and performed kneeling or in a wheelchair, offering another way for adaptive athletes to challenge themselves. In addition, our members already utilizing the Concept 2 rowers will find that the SkiErg is a means to add variety and compliment your workouts. Below is a breakdown of the movement with diagrams demonstrating what muscles are used during each phase of the exercise:

Resource: http://www.concept2.com/skierg/training/muscles-used

Ski Ergs

For those of you looking for a great way to improve your fitness or stay in shape for ski-season year –round, we have exciting news. The Wellness Center just recently added two new Concept 2 SkiErg machines. The Concept 2 SkiErg simulates the sport of Nordic skiing, which is recognized as one of the most challenging workouts around. Nordic skiing, a sport that that requires a combination of both strength and endurance, provides an amazing full-body workout. Not only does it effectively work the core, but also requires you to utilize all the major muscles in your arms and legs. The SkiErg also accommodates those dealing with lower body injuries by offering a low-impact workout that’s easy on the joints. The exercise can even be modified and performed kneeling or in a wheelchair, offering another way for adaptive athletes to challenge themselves. In addition, our members already utilizing the Concept 2 rowers will find that the SkiErg is a means to add variety and compliment your workouts. Below is a breakdown of the movement with diagrams demonstrating what muscles are used during each phase of the exercise:

Resource: http://www.concept2.com/skierg/training/muscles-used

 

 

The Start

  • Primary muscles: triceps, trapezius, lats, calves
  • Secondary muscles: abs, back extensors, glutes, hamstrings, hip flexors, quads and shins
ski start

The Pull

  • Primary muscles: triceps, lats, abdominal muscles, hip flexors, shins
  • Secondary muscles: quads, back extensors, glutes, hamstrings, calves
ski pull

The Finish

  • Primary muscles: triceps, abdominal muscles, hip flexors, shins
  • Secondary muscles: quads, back extensors, glutes, hamstrings, calves
ski end

The Return

  • Primary muscles: quads, glutes, hamstrings, back extensors, deltoid front part, trapezius upper part, pectoralis upper part, calves
  • Secondary muscles: abdominals, shins, hip flexors
ski pull

 

For more information on proper technique feel free to ask our trainers or watch this instructional video http://www.concept2.com/skierg/training/technique-video