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SkiErg

We’ve installed a brand-new Concept2 SkiErg machine

You’ll find it just by the lifting platforms in the Hangar.

The Concept2 SkiErg makes the sport of Nordic skiing available to everyone. Long recognised as delivering one of the toughest workouts around, Nordic skiing develops both strength and endurance and exercises the legs as well as the arms and core. The SkiErg can be used for both double pole and classic alternating arm technique.

SkiErg is sophisticated – with an advanced monitor that provides immediate, accurate performance data.  We have the latest models of Concept2 rowing machines and SkiErg so you can work with the computer, to get the best workout for you.  All our machines are PM5 (Performance Monitor 5, Concept2’s latest models.

SkiErg engages all these muscles:

triceps, trapezius, lats, calves, abdominal muscles, back extensors, glutes, hamstrings, hip flexors, quads, shins, hip flexors, quads, back extensors, glutes, hamstrings, calves, back extensors, deltoid front part, trapezius upper part, pectoralis upper part

Whether you’re an elite cross-country skier looking to improve your poling power, a weekend enthusiast wanting to get into shape for the ski season, or just someone looking for a great workout, the SkiErg will help you achieve your goals.

Click here to view how to ski with great technique.

SkiErg Technique

What are the damper settings on the SkiErg for?

With a little experimentation, you will find the damper setting and drag factor that work best for you. We recommend starting out on a damper setting of 3 or lower. Resist setting the damper lever too high; this can exhaust your muscles before you reap the full cardiovascular benefit skiing provides. The Performance Monitor will give you immediate accurate feedback on each stroke so that you can monitor your performance and determine where you get your best results.

You can also vary your damper setting to achieve different types of workouts. In general, lower damper settings are best for aerobic workouts, while higher damper settings make skiing more of a strength workout.