Category Archives: kayak ergometer

Delivery of the Tortorich Kayak Ergometer

I was very fortunate to be able to personally deliver the Tortorich Kayak Ergometer to Vinnie himself. There was a little bit of shipping damage but a quick trip to the local hardware store and some wooden braces and wood … Continue reading

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My new design of a kayaking ergometer made from a Nordic Track ski machine

I’ve completed my new, more compact design for the kayak ergometer.  I call this model “The Tortorich Model” because this one was specifically built for Vinnie Tortorich to train on. This design is some 15 inches shorter than the original … Continue reading

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I hate gym shopping

Now that Gold’s Gym Charlottesville announced it is closing at the end of the month, I find myself in the unenviable position of gym shopping. I hate everything about it.  The pricing schemes, the one-time fees, the cancellation policies, finding … Continue reading

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Never thought I’d be a kayak coach

Celebrity fitness trainer and best selling author of Fitness Confidential, Vinnie Tortorich, has asked me to coach him through his first 100-mile kayak trip.  He is coming from very little kayaking experience. I’m confident I’ll be able to get him … Continue reading

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Exercises for kayakers

A few of my favorite exercises… Raised leg dumbbell flies: Raised leg dumbbell pullover: Reverse dumbbell fly: Barbell back squat: Close grip front lat pulldown: Wide grip front lat pulldown: Seated cable row: Rowing ergometer: Kayak ergometer:

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Building the next kayak ergometer

Now that it is the off-season for kayaking, this evening I started building the next kayak ergometer from a NordicTrack ski machine. I’m going for a further refinement of the last design and placing the flywheel more toward the center … Continue reading

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Another indoor kayaking workout

The weather in Central Virginia was very hot today and I was pressed for time to squeeze in a workout so I decided to head to the basement do some High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) on the kayak ergometer that … Continue reading

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