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Postby [old] trekker51 » March 13th, 2006, 12:28 pm

<br />I just received my rower last week. I have started rowing and have a lot to learn. One thing I am noticing is that my stomach is in the way...I am losing weight. But as I said my gut is in the way to perform really good technique...which of course affects my breathing. I am rowing 5000 meters between 20-23 minutes. Do I just keep doing this until my stomach shrinks and improve my technique as I go and just "gut" it out for the time being?
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Postby [old] Alissa » March 13th, 2006, 1:21 pm

<!--quoteo(post=59195:date=Mar 13 2006, 08:28 AM:name=trekker1)--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(trekker1 @ Mar 13 2006, 08:28 AM) </b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'><!--quotec-->my gut is in the way to perform really good technique...which of course affects my breathing. </td></tr></table><br /><br />Hi trekker1,<br /><br />It sounds like you're off to a really good start! While I can't address your real question, I was wondering if your breathing pattern might be making the problem worse...<br /><br />Most of us started w/ the old "exhale on exertion" breathing pattern, which is certainly appropriate for weight lifting (and lots of other things). However, exhaling on the drive/inhaling on the recovery means you will be trying to expand your torso (with a new breath) as you move up the slide, while at the same time your legs will be compressing your torso. Compressing an expanding torso sounds like it would be feeding into the problem you discuss.<br /><br />There have been a number of discussions of breathing here. See for example, "<a href="http://concept2.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=2659&hl=breathing" target="_blank">here</a>." I suggest you read particularly the posts from Xeno and from PaulS, who take different views on the matter. Considering your issues, I would suggest Xeno's approach, while keeping Paul's cautions in mind. (For full disclosure, I've been learning to row @ Xeno's Iron Oarsman, which I'm sure has influenced my opinion...)<br /><br />Best wishes.<br /><br />Alissa
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Postby [old] hjs » March 13th, 2006, 1:23 pm

<!--quoteo(post=59195:date=Mar 13 2006, 05:28 PM:name=trekker1)--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(trekker1 @ Mar 13 2006, 05:28 PM) </b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'>I just received my rower last week. I have started rowing and have a lot to learn. One thing I am noticing is that my stomach is in the way...I am losing weight. But as I said my gut is in the way to perform really good technique...which of course affects my breathing. I am rowing 5000 meters between 20-23 minutes. Do I just keep doing this until my stomach shrinks and improve my technique as I go and just "gut" it out for the time being?<br /> </td></tr></table><br /><br /><br />You can,t cut it off :cry: but you can row it off. :D :D So just keep on going. If you look around you can find more treads about weightloss and erging. 20/23 min is not bad for beginner. try to increase the distance and keep the pace at this level. Good luck and keep us posted!
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