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Month: April 2019

The Concept2 SkiErg makes the sport of Nordic skiing available to everyone. Long recognized as delivering one of the toughest workouts around, Nordic skiing develops both strength and endurance and exercises the legs as well as the arms and core. The SkiErg can be used for both double pole and classic alternating arm technique. The SkiErg uses the same flywheel resistance and electronic monitoring systems as our indoor rower, the proven choice of rowing athletes around the world since 1981, so you can rest assured that the machine is made to last. As well as being durable and well built, the SkiErg is sophisticated too, with an advanced monitor that provides immediate, accurate performance data. Whether you’re an elite cross-country skier looking to improve your poling power, a weekend enthusiast wanting to get into shape for the ski season, or just someone looking for a great workout, the SkiErg will help you achieve your goals.

Takinging it slow with my Concept2 SkiErg

In short, if you really turn up the gas, the double pole ski technique is the diametric opposite of the Concept2 indoor rower–the ubiquitous rowing ergometer, AKA the erg.  It’s hitting all the muscles and muscle groups that I have been ignoring on the bike so I feel feeble and puny and ill-equipped to maximize my SkiErg workouts.

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Strength is earned, feeble happens

I’ve returned to swinging heavy kettlebells, starting where a man my size and age should, 24kg. Before that, I had mostly abandoned my Concept2 rowing machine and SkiErg as well as my Very Heavy 24kg, 32kg, and 40kg kettlebells from Kettlebells USA. What happens when you only focus on your cardio, your fitness, your stamina, and your legs?

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My current (and latest) fitness and weightloss plan

Last week, I recommitted to intermittent fasting (IF) and even shook hands with my buddy Mike over it. Then, I met an Uber driver, Ralph, who had great success with Keto. Yesterday, I took a long, slow, 5 mile run, walk, shuffle, sit, snack, walk, jog, run, shuffle, amble, scuttle, walk from where I live in Columbia Heights, Arlington, Virginia, down to Whole Foods prepared foods—for my one meal a day (OMAD)—and then back.

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Morning Walk-Run with Errands and Breakfast and Coffee and Laundry Stops

Sort of more of an outing and a visit to the pharmacist and then to breakfast in the park and then laundry and coffee and then pick up laundry and then home. Ha ha! Activity: Running Distance: 3.52 mi Duration: 03:49:21 Average Speed: 0.92 mph Average Pace: 05:09 min/mi Calories Burned: 1237 Heart Rate: 105 […]

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