Concept 2 has come up with a New way to build strength an endurance, based on Nordic skiing technique.
The Concept2 SkiErg is based on the same mechanics and electronic monitoring systems as the Concept2 Indoor Rower, the proven choice of rowing athletes around the world since 1982.
Each pull engages the arms, shoulders, core and legs in a downwards “crunch,” using body weight to help accelerate the handles. A workout on the SkiErg works the legs at least as hard as the upper body. This is one of the few places in the gym where you can work a negative squat against resistance. This has potential to improve speed under the bar for Olympic lifting.
A benefit to the Ski Erg over a standard rower is the fact that it can take up less space in your gym or garage. It includes a floor stand so it can be set up and used in minutes, but it can also be attached to the wall, so that it takes up almost no space when not in use.