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by bloomp
February 28th, 2016, 12:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Best wishes to those rowing this weekend in Boston
Replies: 30
Views: 5246

Re: Best wishes to those rowing this weekend in Boston

Cureton Richard 09:50:00 5 53 Unaffiliated (USA) Lightweight Veteran Men (Age 65-69) L
Did he actually show up and race this year?

EDIT: No, no he did not. Classic Ranger.
by bloomp
August 21st, 2013, 8:30 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Fixing up old PM2/PM3
Replies: 1
Views: 2388

Fixing up old PM2/PM3

Hi all, I am working on repairing a few PM2s and PM3s. Of the seven I have, two simply needed a thorough cleaning on the circuit board with alcohol wipes and new batteries. That was easy. Four of those seven (three PM3s and one PM2) will turn on, but when plugged into an erg with a working tachomete...
by bloomp
May 18th, 2012, 7:11 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: What OTW Training have you done today
Replies: 357
Views: 133108

Re: What OTW Training have you done today

Anecdotally, I've always had coaches tell me that it's easier to set the boat in a headwind. Why, I'm not sure. But the recommendations of a late square-up and a little more layback have seemed to work. The first obviously because the wind has less time to play with your blade. The second, I have no...
by bloomp
May 18th, 2012, 4:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Weight lifting for muscle gain
Replies: 15
Views: 6388

Re: Weight lifting for muscle gain

As stated, you are still developing and will put on more muscle mass as you approach your 20s. But that does not mean that you can't get stronger. Most of the development you'll see from lifting is neural - meaning the nerves that activate your muscles will work faster or activate more muscle fibers...
by bloomp
November 22nd, 2011, 9:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: workouts to drop 2k???
Replies: 5
Views: 2236

Re: workouts to drop 2k???

Resistance exercise can be started at nearly any age - I'd definitely consider consulting your coach or a certified personal trainer at your gym for help with form on the multi-joint exercise. Starting with familiarization exercises for squats, deadlifts, cleans, bent over rows, high pulls and overh...
by bloomp
November 15th, 2011, 8:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 32793
Views: 5232329

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Monday, 11/14

AM
Dynamic warmup before a lift
5x4 @ 90% 1RM
Back Squat @ 255lbs
Bent Over Row @ 70kg
Deadlift @ 120kg
5000m 20:39.7 2:03.9 24spm

PM
10k 40:35.4 2:01.7 26spm @ DF 100

Tuesday, 11/15
4 mile jog, no time
by bloomp
May 9th, 2011, 4:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Ranger's training thread
Replies: 17113
Views: 2246880

Re: Ranger's training thread

Awww only one more day of silence? I was considering catching up on my reading here...
by bloomp
March 13th, 2011, 10:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 32793
Views: 5232329

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

2/28/11-3/5/11 Busy week, four exams and a lab practical, so I got in a lift on Thursday and a little erging Thursday night. Nothing for the books. Left for San Diego on Saturday the 5th at 3AM. 3/6/11 AM: 12k OTW Mostly by fours and sixes working on blade work. Did some drills for outside/inside ha...
by bloomp
February 27th, 2011, 1:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 32793
Views: 5232329

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

2/21/11 AM: 40’ L4 168/168/172/168 10:00 2261m 2:12.6 17spm (168) (+5m) 20:00 2256m 2:12.9 17spm (168) (+0m) 30:00 2277m 2:11.7 17spm (173) (+3m) 40:00 2256m 2:12.9 17spm (168) (+0m) Set the monitor for 50’, but called it at 40’. Very solid piece, hit the paces and rates steadily but it was far too ...
by bloomp
February 23rd, 2011, 9:47 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Am I wasting my time?
Replies: 12
Views: 7515

Re: Am I wasting my time?

For just starting off, you've made great progress. 150k in less than a month is a great training volume for a newbie. As many people have said, interval training is not the end all to weight loss. In fact you'll burn much more fat doing long steady distance. But either way, just increasing your acti...
by bloomp
February 22nd, 2011, 3:37 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM4 and calories
Replies: 3
Views: 1506

Re: PM4 and calories

If you go to "memory" you'll only see the rate. But if you remain on the display at the end of the piece it should show total kCal burned.
by bloomp
February 21st, 2011, 12:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Ranger's training thread
Replies: 17113
Views: 2246880

Re: Ranger's training thread

Rich, How nice of you not to grace Agganis Arena with your presence. It was a lovely day overall. Now how about some poetry that I feel you could learn from: "If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But m...
by bloomp
February 20th, 2011, 10:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 32793
Views: 5232329

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

CRASH-B's. And after just completing my first full week of training in a month this was going to be iffy... Goal was 1:47, which is sad considering how I was ready to go in the 6:40s right after winter break. It went well, all things considered and I have a great base to work from now. 3k warmup 200...
by bloomp
February 18th, 2011, 9:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 32793
Views: 5232329

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

2/15/11 40’ L4 168/168/168/168 10:00 2249m 2:13.3 17spm (167) (-7m) 20:00 2245m 2:13.6 17spm (167) (-11m) 30:00 2244m 2:13.6 17spm (168) (-12m) 40:00 2253m 2:13.1 17spm (168) (-3m) 8991m 2:13.4 17spm Goal number of strokes was 672, I hit 670 strokes. Counted strokes for each 10’ sequence and remembe...
by bloomp
February 12th, 2011, 3:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Why am I so slow at a low DF?
Replies: 19
Views: 4737

Re: Why am I so slow at a low DF?

Unfortunately I don't see too many training-related posts, in the WTHYDT thread but from what I have read you need to simply spend more time on the erg. Your most recent 5k was done after being sick and not having trained much - which makes me think that just getting meters in and using proper techn...