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by Dangerscouse
June 16th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Technique crtitcism
Replies: 17
Views: 281

Re: Technique crtitcism

Don't do sit ups Ollie. Plank variations, dead bugs, hundreds, stir the pot (if you have got a swiss gym ball) and paloff presses etc are far better for your back and core. Doing anti rotation and static holds are what you need to as sit ups and crunches will load pressure on your back and cause eve...
by Dangerscouse
June 15th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22716
Views: 2398777

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

That's too many 6:59s in the past 12 months (6 I think) so not sure whether to be pleased by consistency or irritated by inability to get faster 2k = 6:59.6 Lindsay, that is a good place to be. For someone in their later 60s to be able to almost automatically dial in sub-7:00 is no small achievemen...
by Dangerscouse
June 15th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Anyone else doing the Row Series V?
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Anyone else doing the Row Series V?

I considered it but I'm not able to give it my best shot due to a slightly aggravated back and work commitments so I decided against it.

As Henry says, there are quite a few people on Instagram who are doing it if you search by hashtag
by Dangerscouse
June 15th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22716
Views: 2398777

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

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This was following a fairly tough circuits class and my plan was a 30r18 at 1:58ish but my plan didn't last long at all. I was done by 5k as I just couldn't seem to slow down. Enjoyable regardless of the HD
by Dangerscouse
June 15th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Technique crtitcism
Replies: 17
Views: 281

Re: Technique crtitcism

Understood henry. Thanks again. Thanks stu and alasdair glad to know im on the right path. I know my posture suffers when im tired and have to be mindful to keep back straight. We all get sloppy technique when we get tired so it's always an issue staying mindful enough when it happens as it mentall...
by Dangerscouse
June 15th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22716
Views: 2398777

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

@ Keith, i'd find 1 rest quite daunting, probably why i've never tried it. :D No training for last 5 days due 3:30 am starts and not getting home until 18:30.Heavy days working for a well known delivery company,(sounds like Parcel Farce).Multi drop work 100+ stops a day.. Today i did a 2k.. 6:25.5 ...
by Dangerscouse
June 15th, 2019, 2:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Technique crtitcism
Replies: 17
Views: 281

Re: Technique crtitcism

I'm no expert but this looks good to me.
by Dangerscouse
June 14th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22716
Views: 2398777

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

I definitally will try and complete the challenge next week. Not for time, but for a first HM. I haven't done long distance on the rower before, but I do have a history with triathlons and have done several running hms and 1 marathon. so I'm not expecting anything fantastic being new to the sport, ...
by Dangerscouse
June 14th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Technique advice - fast newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Technique advice - fast newbie

Sound advice from Henry! Actually fairly decent stuff for a newbie... and nice performance figures too. I notice on the recovery the typical newbie technique flaw of lifting the hands over the knees. Hands should clear first, before bending the knees :idea: Defo. The handle should move on a straigh...
by Dangerscouse
June 13th, 2019, 3:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Optimal Drag Piece Based
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Optinal Drag Piece Based

I usually row at circa 130 for more or less every session nowadays but I also found 115 to be a good drag factor for the ultra distances. When tiredness kicks in I found the lower drag helped avoid sloppy technique.

It's very subjective so just have a play around and find what feels best to you.
by Dangerscouse
June 12th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing strapless...
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: Rowing strapless...

Glad this question was asked. I rarely row strapless and when I do I really have to concentrate on what I am doing to avoid feet "floating" at the finish. I don't really feel I have excessive lay back or pull with feet during recovery but obviously I must be a little off on form. Its a good practic...
by Dangerscouse
June 12th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22716
Views: 2398777

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

After 3 straight poor rows due to not being able to get on the erg until 10:15 pm, I was able to get down right after work and started in, hoping to get my longest ever distance/time row in. (Only 4k, but only had ever done 3,711m in 17 minutes before) About a minute in I just wasn't feeling it, an...
by Dangerscouse
June 12th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing strapless...
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: Rowing strapless...

The lay back isn't as pronounced but still is still there. I don't have a massive lay back anyway so it's not an issue for me. Having a strong core will defo help as you need to hold yourself fairly rigid and transfer the power through your legs and core. It takes a bit of getting used to but it's l...
by Dangerscouse
June 11th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22716
Views: 2398777

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

@ Henry, Lindsay thanks again for your valued input. I very much appreciate your views. However i going to see what happens on another 2k this Sat/Sun :roll: I shall cover HR reading up. @ Stu, sorry speed reading Lindsays post i thought you meant Lindsay was 76. :oops: No problem mate, I assumed t...
by Dangerscouse
June 11th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Technique Critique
Replies: 25
Views: 661

Re: Technique Critique

I'm guessing you may have tight hip flexors, and rowing will only make them worse if you do. Reverse planks are a great stretch as it opens your chest and when done as a bridge instead of legs out, it will also open up your hips. Don't underestimate the need for a strong core. I think I now get a lo...