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UNDERSTANDING CALIBRATION + CLASSIFICATION

Calibration and Classification are two key parts of the Ergatta experience that make your workouts truly adapt and evolve with you. You interact with these elements every single time you hop on your rower, so we want to make sure their mechanism and function is crystal clear. Let’s break it down. It should be expected …

Prasanna Swaminathan
Prasanna Swaminathan
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SPRING BACK INTO YOUR ROUTINE

As the weather begins to warm up, spending time in the fresh air and sunshine is essential for both our physical and mental health. Doing outdoor activities can be a great way to integrate fitness into your routine, reconnect with nature, and get your daily dose of vitamin D. But if you already have an …

Chris Chang
Chris Chang
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ALL ABOUT RIVALS

At Ergatta, we’re all about friendly competition. Besting your own PR feels awesome, but forming rivalries adds a layer of real stakes that takes your competitive spirit and motivation to the next level. Our Rivals feature allows you to connect with and compete against fellow members in the community so you can chase each other’s …

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Ergatta
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TRACK YOUR HEART RATE, REACH YOUR FITNESS GOALS

No longer solely reserved for the pros, heart rate monitors are an incredibly useful tool for anyone regardless of their fitness level. Ergatta has partnered with Polar as our preferred heart rate sensor, which can be easily linked to your rower so you get the most out of every single workout. Read on to learn …

Chris Chang
Chris Chang
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INSIDE THE ERGATTA EXPERIENCES

Know Before You Row Before we dive into the workouts, let’s review a few key elements that apply to each one of the Ergatta experiences — from speedy 100m Races to endurance-building programs. Workouts that adapt to you Because of distinct features like calibration and classifications (more on that later!), our programming makes sure every part …

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Ergatta
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COMMON ROWING MISTAKES + TIPS TO GET STARTED

These insider tips will make sure your rower is set up correctly and your form is in good shape, plus provide drills to improve your performance. Get Set Up Correctly Seat and Sitting Position Make sure the seat is oriented with the notch facing the tail end of the rower. This notch allows freedom of …

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Ergatta
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UNDERSTANDING SPLIT + INTENSITY ZONES

Ready to get faster and get in the zone? This explainer will explore the core metrics used to convey your rowing power: Split and Intensity Zones.   What is Split? Split is your speed in the form of your pace. It tells you how long it would take you to row 500 meters. This is …

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Ergatta
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INTRODUCTION TO ROWING TECHNIQUE

Having solid rowing form is the bedrock to your experience on the Ergatta rower; this ensures you get the most out of every workout, engaging each muscle group without risking injury. In this video we demonstrate the four phases of rowing technique so you can keep fine-tuning your form. Use this article to solidify what …

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Ergatta
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WHY DO STROKES PER MINUTE (SPM) MATTER?

What do music and rowing have in common? Rhythm matters. Learn about how the rhythm of your rowing affects your performance, which is measured by your Strokes Per Minute (SPM)  About Strokes Per Minute Stroke rate is the number of Strokes Per Minute that you take. This is the cadence or rhythm of your rowing, …

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Ergatta
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HOW TO SET + STICK TO YOUR FITNESS GOALS

Many people kick off the New Year with a big fitness resolution, but lots have trouble making it stick past January. Why? Whether you don’t have an accountability system or life just gets in the way, committing to long-term fitness goals can be difficult. However, whether it’s January 1, the middle of summer, or the …

Chris Chang
Chris Chang
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PRE- AND POST-ROWING STRETCHES

The distribution of muscular tension in your body is a reflection of your lifestyle and training.  If tension is distributed unevenly throughout the body, you may end up with aches, pains, limited range of motion, and impaired movement.  Performing a movement assessment with a qualified professional can be a great way to identify your personal …

Chris Chang
Chris Chang
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INTRODUCING & UNDERSTANDING CLASSIFICATIONS

Imagine that you’re going to a gym where groups of people are playing pick-up basketball. There are a bunch of courts, each with its own game going on. How do you decide which one to join? You see a few courts with people going really hard—clearly more intense than you’re ready to take it. You …

Prasanna Swaminathan
Prasanna Swaminathan