How to dance with the Ergo
In 5 easy steps
Work on these one by one1
The time of the drive vs the full stroke as a percentage.
The ideal value depends on the rate but smaller is better2
The percentage of time during which the seat is moving/legs are pushing
The ideal value depends on the rate but smaller is better3
The maximum leg push in m/s during the drive
Try to make it over 1m/s4
How long you keep the seat stopped as a percentage over the time of the full stroke5
This measures how segmented your rowing is, i.e. how clearly legs, the back, and the hands are segmented. You should first engage legs only, and should not open your back until the later stage of the drive. If you open your back too early you’re not rowing as efficiently as possible, and also you unnecessarily shorten the length of your stroke
- Quiske Technique Score for sharingThis Score runs between 20-100%. It is calculated as an average of your performance over all your strokes. The Virtual Coach pays attention to every single one of your strokes ;-)
What does good technique look like then?
Check the below videos for what kind of technique the Quiske Virtual Coach promotes on the static C2 and C2 on slides. Note that if you disagree with the this quite frontloaded and segmented style you can swipe left and instead follow the graph view.
Segmented rowing on the Concept2 with the Virtual Coach overlaid
Segmented rowing on the Concept 2 on slides