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out of shape mens 2k time

Postby phoenix5868 » May 16th, 2018, 2:10 pm

hello

I just wanted to get some opinions. I am an out of shape 38 yo male and I did my first indoor row yesterday on the concept 2 with my pt. In 5 mins rowed 1888 metres and the split was mostly under 1 min 30 per 500m.

Are there different settings on the rower as for some1 who doesn't exercise much this seems too fast given what I have read on times for 2k.

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Re: out of shape mens 2k time

Postby Citroen » May 16th, 2018, 3:42 pm

The performance monitor on that ergo is configured for the wrong model.

Most folks can't row a six minute 2K as a new user your 2K is going to be closer to 8 minutes than six.

Which model of rower do you have? http://www.concept2.co.uk/service/indoor-rowers
Which model of performance monitor do you have? http://www.concept2.co.uk/service/monitors


These pages:
http://www.concept2.co.uk/service/monit ... stuck-zero
.../monitors/pm4/troubleshooting/stuck-zero
.../monitors/pm5/troubleshooting/stuck-zero
tells you how to reconfigure the PM for the right model.
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Re: out of shape mens 2k time

Postby phoenix5868 » May 16th, 2018, 3:43 pm

Thanks for your reply I am not sure but I will check and report back!
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Re: out of shape mens 2k time

Postby phoenix5868 » May 16th, 2018, 3:49 pm

OK it appears I was using a "bodymax infiniti r200 " and not a C2 at all. I guess has skewed my times somewhat. I intend to use the C2 next time.
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Re: out of shape mens 2k time

Postby Anth_F » May 16th, 2018, 4:35 pm

Citroen wrote:
your 2K is going to be closer to 8 minutes than six.



Even thats a tall order for an out of shape 38yo rowing for the very first time.
41yo male 5'10 76kg (Rowing since june 9th 2016) PB's 5k 19:22

My goals are simply to keep fit/get fitter and continue to enjoy rowing on the C2 :)
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Re: out of shape mens 2k time

Postby jbhop5857 » May 16th, 2018, 4:45 pm

Dude, if you can break 8 mins you are doing VERY WELL. If you can break 8:30 you are still doing well. Those numbers will come down quickly. If you have a C2 that you can use, join us on the Pete Plan page - awesome program that any level user can use and it will crush your 2k time.

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Re: out of shape mens 2k time

Postby phoenix5868 » May 16th, 2018, 5:01 pm

thanks I will
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Re: out of shape mens 2k time

Postby phoenix5868 » May 17th, 2018, 7:35 am

Back to reality I did 7:26 over 2km on the Concept 2. It was really hard and I had nothing left at the end. I used to be a very active person (around 3 -4 years ago) so it appears I have at least some cardiovascular endurance left. I was basically trying/struggling to keep my splits below 1:40.

The BodyMax times seem to be very inaccurate where I was easily keeping 1:30 pace and below.
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Re: out of shape mens 2k time

Postby hjs » May 17th, 2018, 7:51 am

phoenix5868 wrote:Back to reality I did 7:26 over 2km on the Concept 2. It was really hard and I had nothing left at the end. I used to be a very active person (around 3 -4 years ago) so it appears I have at least some cardiovascular endurance left. I was basically trying/struggling to keep my splits below 1:40.

The BodyMax times seem to be very inaccurate where I was easily keeping 1:30 pace and below.


1.40 would be 6.40, you came in at 151.5. If you tried to pull 1.40 better pacing will get you a much better result. If you haven,t rowed lately a sub 7 would not be far off soon.

Age height weight? Those thing matter a lot. Being tall helps a lot.
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Re: out of shape mens 2k time

Postby lindsayh » May 17th, 2018, 7:54 am

phoenix5868 wrote:Back to reality I did 7:26 over 2km on the Concept 2. It was really hard and I had nothing left at the end. I used to be a very active person (around 3 -4 years ago) so it appears I have at least some cardiovascular endurance left. I was basically trying/struggling to keep my splits below 1:40. The BodyMax times seem to be very inaccurate where I was easily keeping 1:30 pace and below.


I guess it is not really that the bodymax is inaccurate but just that it is not measuring watts or calibrated in the same way as the C2 (or other erg type machines such as the water rower for that matter) so you just can't compare between different types. You could use one of those and compare on that machine but miss all the other benefits of the C2 especially benchmarking with others in a world wide consistent way.
If you have done a 2k in 7:26 that is really very good for a first go at it and offers a lot of blue sky rewards ahead if you work - lots of good newbie type threads here to get you started in the right direction - best of luck.
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Re: out of shape mens 2k time

Postby phoenix5868 » May 17th, 2018, 8:01 am

Thanks for all the help / encouragement and replies. Regarding age / height/weight I guess I am a dwarf in rowing terms at 5ft 10 and around 97kg at the moment (i'm 38 yrs old). I am probably about 15 -20kg overweight also.
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Re: out of shape mens 2k time

Postby hjs » May 17th, 2018, 8:05 am

phoenix5868 wrote:Thanks for all the help / encouragement and replies. Regarding height/weight I guess I am a dwarf in rowing terms at 5ft 10 and around 97kg at the moment. I am probably about 15 -20kg overweight also.


Yess thats short amongst rowers. But some shorter guys still do good. But the very best are never short.
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Re: out of shape mens 2k time

Postby Dangerscouse » May 17th, 2018, 9:46 am

Yep, John Davies (jdmad on Instagram) is about 5'9" but he is very good. Holds the current 100km tandem WR; I think they averaged 1:41 pace, has a 2k PB of circa 6:15 and is consistently at, or very close to the top of most ranked workouts in the 40-49 age group.

He is an exception as I don't know of any others from memory who are that good and under six foot
44 Years Old; 6' 4"; 95kg; Liverpool, England 2k= 6:38; 5k= 17:29; 6k= 21:54; 10k= 36:21 30mins= 8,242m 60mins= 16,317m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:49:39; 50k= 3:28:18; 75k=5:29:15; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Re: out of shape mens 2k time

Postby hjs » May 17th, 2018, 2:57 pm

Dangerscouse wrote:Yep, John Davies (jdmad on Instagram) is about 5'9" but he is very good. Holds the current 100km tandem WR; I think they averaged 1:41 pace, has a 2k PB of circa 6:15 and is consistently at, or very close to the top of most ranked workouts in the 40-49 age group.

He is an exception as I don't know of any others from memory who are that good and under six foot


6.15, no its 6.20 and a million of those 6.20. He is very strong on the longer work. He is short but stocky, around 90kg and not fat :wink:

Sam Blythe is 5.58? But even stockier :D also 5.9

A few lightweights sub75kg cracked 6 min. Wr 5.56
A 69 kg guy once pulled 6.02
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Re: out of shape mens 2k time

Postby Dangerscouse » May 17th, 2018, 3:07 pm

I didn't know Sam was 5'9". He is a proper power muncher
44 Years Old; 6' 4"; 95kg; Liverpool, England 2k= 6:38; 5k= 17:29; 6k= 21:54; 10k= 36:21 30mins= 8,242m 60mins= 16,317m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:49:39; 50k= 3:28:18; 75k=5:29:15; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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