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by G-dub
January 6th, 2021, 8:22 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Weight loss as a competitive rower?
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: Weight loss as a competitive rower?

I have wanted to look differently for 58, soon to be 59 years now. It has been the main motivation for my athletic endeavors, if I’m honest. But the reality is you have what you have and there isn’t much you can do about it but be healthy and accepting. It’s amazing when you get older and you look b...
by G-dub
December 20th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Critque video
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: Critque video

Hands away, hinge over the legs, let legs fold into catch. Get yourself into a more powerful drive position at catch. Think deadlift or power clean. Think hinge and keep it there until legs have pushed off. Don’t pull with feet to get into catch
by G-dub
December 19th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Critique Video
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Critique Video

Not sure if this has been mentioned: one of the reasons you open your back early on the drive is that you don’t get your trunk over your legs as the first part of recovery sequence. Hands away, hip hinge to get your trunk over your legs, then fold legs into the catch. You trunk is behind the sequenc...
by G-dub
December 12th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Accuracy of Zero Rest Intervals?
Replies: 9
Views: 723

Re: Accuracy of Zero Rest Intervals?

If I wasn’t way out of shape and if I didn’t hate 2Ks as much as I do, I think it would be interesting to test this with 20 x 100m zero rest intervals and see what it does to average pace
by G-dub
December 12th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Accuracy of Zero Rest Intervals?
Replies: 9
Views: 723

Re: Accuracy of Zero Rest Intervals?

You get some free strokes (strokes well under actual pace) at the beginning of each rep, so it’s not totally accurate for posting on the big board as far as I would guess
by G-dub
October 12th, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: outdoor rowing.. Very different?
Replies: 55
Views: 2296

Re: outdoor rowing.. Very different?

I remember when I first started I thought “shouldn’t be hard to be good at this” :oops: If you are truly loving it, I would think about stopping back and building rowing fitness and allowing your pace follow that. Make a longer term goal, such as rowing in a completion once they come back. Slow down...
by G-dub
September 13th, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: what if we quit weight lifting and go on with rowing
Replies: 33
Views: 2394

Re: what if we quit weight lifting and go on with rowing

what if we quit weight lifting and go on with concept 2 rowing and bodyweight exercises like pull ups, push ups. after 40 years old age. thanks IMO you should not stop weights ever - muscle mass becomes more important as you age, not less. Strong people with muscles live longer healthier lives so d...
by G-dub
September 1st, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: SPM - strategy
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: SPM - strategy

I think you had it figured out! Low rate work let’s us build a strong sound stroke while also maintaining a level of effort that allows for endurance to be built - we can row longer. And with the time associated with recovery we can learn a good sequence (man, I’m starting to sound like James!). Man...
by G-dub
August 31st, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Gentle Catch, No Shoulder Pain?
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Gentle Catch, No Shoulder Pain?

Not seeing you in action makes this tough. Could it be you are over extending your arms/shoulders and trying to reach too far? Keeping shoulders down and more packed in may help
by G-dub
August 14th, 2020, 7:12 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing as a Fitness Indicator for Beginner cycling Club Run?
Replies: 9
Views: 1174

Re: Rowing as a Fitness Indicator for Beginner cycling Club Run?

A more accurate and relevant way to determine it would be to get on that bike and give it a go!
by G-dub
August 13th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Heart rate & perceived effort OTW vs. erg
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: Heart rate & perceived effort OTW vs. erg

Isn’t RPE a tricky way to measure this? In my basement on the erg with nice cool air and a good tv show, I am really chill but feel the effort of each stroke because there isn’t much else to focus on. But OTW there is so much going on, balance, looking where you are going, maybe wanting to stay up w...
by G-dub
August 12th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Heart rate & perceived effort OTW vs. erg
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: Heart rate & perceived effort OTW vs. erg

Me too. I always thought that it had to do with having my mind on balancing and wanting to move the boat. So instead of using a soft stroke to lower hr as on the erg, I am more focused on maxing drive otw and my hr runs away. Plus there are more stimuli on the water, such as not wanting to go in it,...
by G-dub
August 7th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Short people problems?
Replies: 26
Views: 1996

Re: Short people problems?

Surely if energy/ power delivery is equal between 2 rowers, and fitness etc, then the one with the longer stroke length will cover the meters faster? Or am I missing something Rowers are often not very heavy, but tall, 6.4/6/7 is very normal, weight think 190/210 lbs. If they had a average height w...
by G-dub
July 28th, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 2K Time Plus What, for UT1
Replies: 13
Views: 1383

Re: 2K Time Plus What, for UT1

For me it was more like 2K+20. Maybe 15 on a good day
by G-dub
July 25th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Complexity and Beginner Pete Plan
Replies: 12
Views: 1180

Re: Training Complexity and Beginner Pete Plan

Dude - just row! Let it be what it is. Put your curious mind into what your body is doing, how you are breathing, if your shoulders are nice and relaxed, if you are hinging at your hips....