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by G-dub
August 3rd, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Low rate fast pace....how?!
Replies: 26
Views: 888

Re: Low rate fast pace....how?!

What I couldn’t hear in that race video is if Paul Buchanan broke 6:00. Has he done it yet? I know he has been working on that for a bit. Maybe it’s behind him now
by G-dub
July 28th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Biceps won't grow but forearms will
Replies: 18
Views: 520

Re: Biceps won't grow but forearms will

40 days of curls. 3 x 8. Add weight when it makes sense.
by G-dub
July 19th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training and smoking?
Replies: 40
Views: 911

Re: Training and smoking?

I quit dipping Copenhagen cold turkey on 12/12/17. I was up to 4 cans a day ($28) and had been chewing since I was probably 12. I was daily by the age of 16. I set a date about a month out, prayed for willingness every day until that day, then... quit. I was told the 1st 3 weeks would be the hardes...
by G-dub
June 28th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Deadlift injury....well, it had to happen eventually...
Replies: 20
Views: 866

Re: Deadlift injury....well, it had to happen eventually...

Tough break Gams. Keep deadlifting with light weight while you are healing. Keep it moving. It will heal
by G-dub
May 25th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Adding rowing to strenth training and running
Replies: 15
Views: 1001

Re: Adding rowing to strenth training and running

Tough one. Your program sounds OK, especially if you stick to it! It’s hard to do all we want within the confines of a week. Not knowing your age, we have to deal with recovery. It’s hard to do all of it to the max, so picking a focus and filling in around that might make sense. For instance if your...
by G-dub
May 25th, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Ankles and Knees
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: Ankles and Knees

In a boat, there is more forgiveness on the joints it seems. Jumping off the footplate on an erg (or rebounding off it) on hard concrete flooring less so and an acute knee angle could cause soreness. Also pushing off a closed knee angle, as mentioned, doesn’t put you in the most powerful drive posit...
by G-dub
May 24th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Ankles and Knees
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: Ankles and Knees

On the erg, I would get your shins to perpendicular and not overcompress. Flexibility / mobility, anthropometry along with girth will determine if knees open out, I think. It’s ok if they do a little, but like with most things, straight lines are more efficient. Being short, I try to get length in t...
by G-dub
May 21st, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Mixed Rower / BikeErg Training Plan?
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: Mixed Rower / BikeErg Training Plan?

That’s how I’ve integrated bike too. Mostly because my focus is on rowing. And locking into a steady state in the bike is real easy - I can maintain a very steady hr on it and it’s very comfortable
by G-dub
May 18th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Am I "overtrained"?
Replies: 15
Views: 942

Re: Am I "overtrained"?

Small things, but HR readings can change day to day. When it gets warm and humid, response changes. If you are dehydrated it does. Other stressors in life, sleep challenges, drinking too much, etc.
by G-dub
May 11th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 23314
Views: 2565365

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

3.5” per split and only twicet. Couple extra turns on the tach and all those deadlifts and squats will see you good. Rate IS the multiplier. :oops: Sneaking up on it Jack in my normal mental state of anxiety. Thought I was there a few weeks ago. OTW practices tax the legs and dictate the schedule a...
by G-dub
May 11th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 23314
Views: 2565365

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

30’ W/U bike and erg
1K r26 @ 3:40.7 (blind)
1K r32 @ 3:24.9 (blind)

PB will be tough to get. Probably will need r36. Wasn’t as strong today.
by G-dub
April 16th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing at later stages in life
Replies: 15
Views: 1168

Re: Rowing at later stages in life

To be 30 again...you are in your prime, my friend. Masters rowing sprint racing is over 1K. To me it is so much more friendly than a 2K and allows training to be more balanced. I feel like the strength training carries over a little more, or maybe the time spent doing weight training doesn’t negativ...
by G-dub
April 14th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Marc Megna podcast
Replies: 13
Views: 669

Re: Marc Megna podcast

Yup. Watch how fast an Olympians breathing comes back down. Amazing.

Jack - I knew you were slacking that whole time we were training together :wink: Me too. And Pieman, and Mike, and Blood and....
by G-dub
April 14th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Marc Megna podcast
Replies: 13
Views: 669

Re: Marc Megna podcast

Just watch Eric Murray’s training videos and you can see that he suffers just like the rest of us do. Yes, he has won a genetic lottery and has maximized its benefits through amazingly hard work, but it doesn’t keep him from hurting at his max efforts. Or if you saw the Boat Race this year and saw t...