Why is there not a light weight category for the ski erg?

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Why is there not a light weight category for the ski erg?

Post by Marie1234 » March 13th, 2019, 11:37 pm

Just wondering why there is isn't a light weight category on the ski erg. I am a lightweight female, and am willing to do the work to get better... but was just wondering why there is a lightweight category when I row on the water and on the erg, but none on the ski erg. I was looking for a way to make a weight adjustment on my workouts, but there isn't even an option for the ski erg. Any reasoning?

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Re: Why is there not a light weight category for the ski erg?

Post by hjs » March 14th, 2019, 5:07 am

Marie1234 wrote:
March 13th, 2019, 11:37 pm
Just wondering why there is isn't a light weight category on the ski erg. I am a lightweight female, and am willing to do the work to get better... but was just wondering why there is a lightweight category when I row on the water and on the erg, but none on the ski erg. I was looking for a way to make a weight adjustment on my workouts, but there isn't even an option for the ski erg. Any reasoning?
Rowing is from otw rowing which has light and heavyweights. In ski that is not the case, think thats the only reason. Ofcourse weight/height matters just as much on the skierg.
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Re: Why is there not a light weight category for the ski erg?

Post by Marie1234 » March 15th, 2019, 12:00 am

Thank you for the reply. I understand that, obviously... I just feel that I would like to compete in the 1000m Ski Erg sprints, but obviously have a massive disadvantage in terms of weight. Height is and always has been an advantage in rowing and on the Ski Erg, but that is much harder to standardize. I will train as hard as I can and always put in the work... It would just be nice to know I have a level playing field. (or at least a moderately level one :)

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Re: Why is there not a light weight category for the ski erg?

Post by hjs » March 15th, 2019, 4:51 am

Marie1234 wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 12:00 am
Thank you for the reply. I understand that, obviously... I just feel that I would like to compete in the 1000m Ski Erg sprints, but obviously have a massive disadvantage in terms of weight. Height is and always has been an advantage in rowing and on the Ski Erg, but that is much harder to standardize. I will train as hard as I can and always put in the work... It would just be nice to know I have a level playing field. (or at least a moderately level one :)
They only thing you can do is bringing it up often.

Height is mostly a bigger frame, so more space for usefull mass. Heavyweightrowers are not heavy at all but simply tall, the same build at average height would be pretty low weight.

Maybe Directly contact C2? Think a small thread like this does not help much.

Same for the bikeerg, again in cycling no weightclass, which there evens out in different specialities. On machines that will always be difficult.
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Re: Why is there not a light weight category for the ski erg?

Post by RayOfSunshine » March 26th, 2019, 6:12 am

I've got a ways to go, but I want to ski/row as a lightweight. I always find this topic interesting because I wish we had wrestling & weightlifting as competitive teams sports when I was in high school. Oh, I wish I was taller too :lol:
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