To buy or not to buy?

Talk about the ski ergometer and training tool from Concept2
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Waters73
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To buy or not to buy?

Post by Waters73 » January 13th, 2019, 1:21 am

I’ve been using the rowerg before December 25th everyday and loving it at home! Going to the gym and getting back to home was too long since I don’t live close so I decided on rower. I’m not a thlete but trying to get back into shape. Ive lost 8lbs so far and have 26 more to go! I love the quality of Concept2 and debating on a skierg. How many use it at home and find it an addition to their workout? Is it worth it?

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Re: To buy or not to buy?

Post by hjs » January 13th, 2019, 5:21 am

Waters73 wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 1:21 am
I’ve been using the rowerg before December 25th everyday and loving it at home! Going to the gym and getting back to home was too long since I don’t live close so I decided on rower. I’m not a thlete but trying to get back into shape. Ive lost 8lbs so far and have 26 more to go! I love the quality of Concept2 and debating on a skierg. How many use it at home and find it an addition to their workout? Is it worth it?
Can,t say for you.

But they sell well second hand, so if needed you can sell your machine relative fast without a very big loss.
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Re: To buy or not to buy?

Post by RayOfSunshine » January 13th, 2019, 8:46 am

I bought one recently and have done about 10 workouts on it. It was very awkward at first, but I'm starting to get into a rhythm.

I bought a rower about a year ago and went through the beginner pete plan (BPP). I have started doing the same for the SkiErg. My workouts on the rower are longer than when I started, so it's nice to be able to squeeze in an early BPP workout over lunch if I'm short on time.

I'm very happy with the purchase.
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Re: To buy or not to buy?

Post by johnlvs2run » January 13th, 2019, 12:04 pm

I use the Skierg in my garage on the wall and like it quite a bit, much more than I did the rowing machine.
73 5'8 155
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skierg: 100m 87.4 / 500m 86.2 / 1k 85.9 / 2k 89.4 / 5k 87.6 / 10k 89.4 / 60' 92.0 / 21k 93.6
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Re: To buy or not to buy?

Post by kini62 » January 14th, 2019, 3:32 pm

Waters73 wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 1:21 am
I’ve been using the rowerg before December 25th everyday and loving it at home! Going to the gym and getting back to home was too long since I don’t live close so I decided on rower. I’m not a thlete but trying to get back into shape. Ive lost 8lbs so far and have 26 more to go! I love the quality of Concept2 and debating on a skierg. How many use it at home and find it an addition to their workout? Is it worth it?
I have both. Added the skierg last February to get some upper body (anterior muscle) work. It's been great to be able to use both. My total weekly meters have increased quite a bit. I do quite a bit of "back and forth" between them. For example on Sunday I did 4 rounds of 2K erg, 2K skierg for a total of 16K. Great workout and less mentally fatiguing than just doing one or the other the whole time.
56m, 5'6" 160lbs, rowing and skiing (pseudo) on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Re: To buy or not to buy?

Post by johnlvs2run » January 14th, 2019, 4:16 pm

kini62 wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 3:32 pm
I have both. Added the skierg last February to get some upper body (anterior muscle) work. It's been great to be able to use both. My total weekly meters have increased quite a bit. I do quite a bit of "back and forth" between them. For example on Sunday I did 4 rounds of 2K erg, 2K skierg for a total of 16K. Great workout and less mentally fatiguing than just doing one or the other the whole time.
That's a great idea. I've been thinking to try that with my bicycle trainer.
73 5'8 155
age 70+ world record pace per weight percentages
skierg: 100m 87.4 / 500m 86.2 / 1k 85.9 / 2k 89.4 / 5k 87.6 / 10k 89.4 / 60' 92.0 / 21k 93.6
my training log

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