The sun is finally here and you all know what that means… time to ski!
CFV is now home to three Concept 2 SkiErgs. You’ll see them in some class training sessions in the near future, but until then, feel free to take them for a spin! Here is a helpful technique video from Concept 2 that you can take a look at to familiarize yourself with the movement before hitting the slopes and here is a visual description of the movement technique.
Just like the Concept 2 Rowing Machine emulates the movement on the water, the SkiErg emulates the movement pattern of Nordic (Cross Country) skiing. While the majority of us will be using the SkiErgs as another highly-effective tool to improve conditioning rather than specific preparation for skiing outside, “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.” –Concept 2
What a perfect addition to the CrossFit family of fun machines. Enjoy!