How do you mix workouts with a rower and slierg

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How do you mix workouts with a rower and slierg

Postby calalli » November 7th, 2017, 5:06 pm

I have had my model E for about 8 months. Today the wife and I ordered both a bikeerg (for her) and a skierg for both of us. I am excited, but don't know how to mix it into my routine which is currently 3 days lifting and 3 days rowing each week,with a dynamic stretching day on Sunday. To those who have both, do you use the machines on the same day usually or different days of the week. They will be in different rooms in the house because my wife hates the basemen, so I can't do intervals going from one to the other. I am open to any suggestions.
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Re: How do you mix workouts with a rower and slierg

Postby hjs » November 8th, 2017, 4:35 am

I do 50/50, don,t mix it up. For general fitness its fine, but my experience is that the ski or rower do not supplement each other, muscles used are very different. Rower is very upper body dominant, rower leg/back. Doing it for half a year.
3 sessions per week seems to be not enough (for me) to improve.
At first ski improved, but after a few months stagnated. Rower is difficult this year for me due to back trouble.
Ski is back friendly.

Ski sessions are easier to recover from, even hard sessions do not burden the body like the rower. Although both machines at 100% are just as tough.
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Re: How do you mix workouts with a rower and slierg

Postby c2jonw » November 8th, 2017, 11:07 am

I tend to not mix my workouts up much so I don't have much to add other than thanks for choosing our products- but I wanted to tell you that we have started an in-house 1-2-3 triathlon challenge for "fun". 1K on the SkiErg, 2K on the rower and 3K on the Bike.....running time including transitions.....Planning to do it today- how about you? C2JonW
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Re: How do you mix workouts with a rower and slierg

Postby calalli » November 8th, 2017, 3:33 pm

c2jonw wrote:I tend to not mix my workouts up much so I don't have much to add other than thanks for choosing our products- but I wanted to tell you that we have started an in-house 1-2-3 triathlon challenge for "fun". 1K on the SkiErg, 2K on the rower and 3K on the Bike.....running time including transitions.....Planning to do it today- how about you? C2JonW



Haha, Can't do it today, they aren't here yet. I wish you shipped that quickly
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Re: How do you mix workouts with a rower and slierg

Postby rakserv » November 8th, 2017, 8:55 pm

i have had both a rower and skierg for the past two years or so ... i also stick to strength training and cardio on separate days ... after a warmup and stretch on cardio days i split work equally between rower and skierg ... if i do intervals or pyramids, i move back and forth between each machine for each step/interval

hurts great ... feels brutal ... wouldn't trade it for any other workout
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