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by jamesg
July 8th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Static vs. Dynamic ERG Split Differences
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Static vs. Dynamic ERG Split Differences

Since body-mass speed changes are smaller on the dyno or slides than on a static erg, there can be no doubt that less work is needed to cause those changes. How that work can be recovered on a static, or used elsewhere on any type of dyno, depends on physics first and second on finding and using way...
by jamesg
July 7th, 2020, 1:37 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Static vs. Dynamic ERG Split Differences
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Static vs. Dynamic ERG Split Differences

So what stops you from flying off the back of the slides?
Pulling the handle, which is work done. On a Dynamic, body-mass speed is much lower, so there's less work to be done to stop, and more is transferred to the flywheel, if we hold the total constant.
by jamesg
July 6th, 2020, 1:14 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Newbie Question on Model D
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Newbie Question on Model D

when should I feel resistance/tension According to Newton, when you pull the handle. Since there is a flywheel, offering inertial load, the faster you pull, the higher the forces. Our large muscle is in hips and thighs, so to row effectively we have to develop and use a style that engages them. Thi...
by jamesg
July 4th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Resistance
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Resistance

From a dead start and seated, for how long can you maintain up to say 80% of maximum effort in Watts, against maximum drag? When forced to stop, why? How long would rest need to be, to repeat say 5 times? Can work like this be considered HIIT, say 20s on, 10s off, repeat? If so, might be better than...
by jamesg
July 3rd, 2020, 4:40 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Resistance
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Resistance

could struggle to pedal(while seated) and would have to stop after 30-45 seconds? The type of use you describe is short, from a dead stop, with repetitions. The action seated, high drag, dead start, one leg at a time, cranks with top/bottom dead centers, does not suggest it will be easy to accelera...
by jamesg
July 2nd, 2020, 3:33 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Newbie rower
Replies: 10
Views: 1434

Re: Newbie rower

Now the question is: if fatloss is the current goal, should i just stick to 40-60 minutes of low intensity or perform any sort of sprints? Is there a program for such goal? Depends on the extent of the problem: can be anything from a complete lifestyle change for the next 40-50 years, to just cutti...
by jamesg
July 1st, 2020, 2:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Help needed improving power generated each stroke
Replies: 22
Views: 652

Re: Help needed improving power generated each stroke

it seems I've developed quite a few bad habits.
No worry, what you have been doing has got you quite fit in any case, which will be of great help in the development of your stroke.
by jamesg
June 30th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Help needed improving power generated each stroke
Replies: 22
Views: 652

Re: Help needed improving power generated each stroke

7k/30' is already respectable and more than enough to keep you fit. But your high drag and rating do not let you pull a full stroke, so limit your power. Try setting feet low, so that you can get your weight on your feet at the catch; drag low too, so that a quicker pull with the legs will let you t...
by jamesg
June 30th, 2020, 1:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Maffetone Heart Rate Training
Replies: 112
Views: 3624

Re: Maffetone Heart Rate Training

We can see fitness as the ability to deliver oxygen and fuel and remove waste at a certain rate. This rate increases if we increase the load, and decreases if the load decreases; and constant load will mean constant rate. Evidently a constant power load over a greater distance is not a change in rat...
by jamesg
June 29th, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Maintaining leg strength
Replies: 15
Views: 491

Re: Maintaining leg strength

The problem is in most of my training that my legs are fatiguing well before my lungs Style may be able to help you here, by offering various combinations of handle force and length. Drag factor and even foot height can also cause unnecessary problems, especially at the high ratings used in a 2k. M...
by jamesg
June 29th, 2020, 4:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Maintaining leg strength
Replies: 15
Views: 491

Re: Maintaining leg strength

How do I reverse or at least stop this loss? High-power sprint sessions? More bodyweight exercises? Hard rate-capped pieces? It's not necessarily a loss. 450W for 2k is very unlikely at 65kg, but 350W would be good at that weight (5.4 W/kg, 2k 6:40). Assuming you are male, your relatively slow 2k t...
by jamesg
June 29th, 2020, 1:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Plan are you on?
Replies: 13
Views: 403

Re: What Training Plan are you on?

if I wanted to increase volume and decrease intensity? That's the first stage of a long race plan, as seen in the Interactives years ago. They start with the rating 20 or lower and HR at or under 70% range; the aim is to improve style and engage the legs. This phase uses style to increase stroke wo...
by jamesg
June 29th, 2020, 1:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New 40 year old to rowing/ exercise
Replies: 16
Views: 617

Re: New 40 year old to rowing/ exercise

I’ve always wondered if rowing daily was a good idea? Doesn’t your body need a rest day to build muscle and recover? Rowing every day implies staying at or below a certain low power or HR level for most of the time. This phase of training at low ratings serves to acquire style, endurance and a big ...
by jamesg
June 26th, 2020, 1:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: First 2K
Replies: 50
Views: 1421

Re: First 2K

Btw, I'm a 60 year old woman, in ok shape.
By doing your first 2k at well over 100W, you've confirmed the ok bit.
by jamesg
June 26th, 2020, 1:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New 40 year old to rowing/ exercise
Replies: 16
Views: 617

Re: New 40 year old to rowing/ exercise

I can now do 4k in 16:45 and 500m in 1.45 - ...tell me where I am in terms of very poor to excellent based on my above profile? Not bad, 16:45/4k is 160W, so OK. The 4k is not a ranking distance in the C2 logbook, though it would be in a 1-2-4-8-16k ladder, but 5 and 6k are. So you can see what oth...