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by jamesg
September 23rd, 2018, 3:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Preventing Rotator Cuff Issues from Rowing
Replies: 27
Views: 456

Re: Preventing Rotator Cuff Issues from Rowing

Interval training is the most efficient method for improving aerobic capacity, while longer distance workouts have their part to play too. If you keep your ratings low, your HR high and the intervals long, it might work in rowing too, where the only thing that counts is the stroke. The PM displays ...
by jamesg
September 23rd, 2018, 3:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Restricted rating
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Restricted rating

training sessions with restricted rating All training is at restricted rating. Don't forget the other half of the equation, Work. We restrict the rating so that the stroke can be very hard, while we can still go the distance, which is what causes training effects and what moves boats fast. Wolverin...
by jamesg
September 23rd, 2018, 3:22 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Optimum split pacing ?
Replies: 15
Views: 380

Re: Optimum split pacing ?

In short, it's all extremely complicated and not particularly well investigated. True, but real oarsmen and ergers like you know what to do. Most 2k erg races show only the 500 m splits, which is not sufficient for analysis. In reality an eight in my day pulled ten strokes at about 40, then dropped...
by jamesg
September 21st, 2018, 12:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie looking to understand stuff!
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Newbie looking to understand stuff!

Make sure the drag factor is about 130-140. DF has to be high enough to let us work hard, but not so high that the pull is too slow. Your 5k time is already good. Technique will be normal as to sequences, as shown in the C2 technique video, but a little short forward which can be compensated by high...
by jamesg
September 19th, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Train hard and less or easier and more?
Replies: 35
Views: 687

Re: Train hard and less or easier and more?

Just wondering your thoughts - do you think they both achieve the same result or do you get better results for harder, but less training? Training is always progressive, as you well know. As far as I can see nothing has changed (save Watts on the erg) since I rowed in the late 50s. See the Interact...
by jamesg
September 19th, 2018, 3:38 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM update
Replies: 53
Views: 977

Re: PM update

I though this might interest ergers too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbRFapxCgFs

Not sure what language they speak.
by jamesg
September 18th, 2018, 9:55 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: New and new some suggestions on a workout.
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: New and new some suggestions on a workout.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated or motivation. The journey is life long, but just getting on the machine you've taken the biggest step. Our Basic Metabolic rate is 15-25 Watts. Even working at just 50 W on the screen, you multiply this by at least three. This forces adaptation (otherwi...
by jamesg
September 18th, 2018, 9:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Preventing Rotator Cuff Issues from Rowing
Replies: 27
Views: 456

Re: Preventing Rotator Cuff Issues from Rowing

"idling" heat rate
This I believe is usually called Basic Metabolic Rate, around 100 kCal/h, corresponding to 20-25W power to pump blood and breathe. Even UT2 will be 4 - 5 times this level, which is why low power work is effective in forcing adaptation at initial stages.
by jamesg
September 18th, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM update
Replies: 53
Views: 977

Re: PM update

Its so frustrating There are huge advancements that concept could add to its PM.... Surely you know what you're doing, even without watching the monitor? What problem do you want solved? I think the C2 is a sculling simulator. It does this reasonably well, despite being earthbound as do most rowers...
by jamesg
September 17th, 2018, 3:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Preventing Rotator Cuff Issues from Rowing
Replies: 27
Views: 456

Re: Preventing Rotator Cuff Issues from Rowing

See the Interactive plans for racing: https://indoorsportservices.co.uk/training/interactive These show Watt bands, useful if you don't want to use a proxy such as HR, but a 2k test is needed. With good technique you'll be able to cover the UT2 - AT range (50-80% race Watts) at medium low ratings, 1...
by jamesg
September 17th, 2018, 2:24 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Has anyone worked out their typical daily calories burn?
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Has anyone worked out their typical daily calories burn?

There are plenty of sites that let us calculate our energy demand. The results can be compared with total average consumption as shown here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_c ... rgy_intake
by jamesg
September 17th, 2018, 2:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Preventing Rotator Cuff Issues from Rowing
Replies: 27
Views: 456

Re: Preventing Rotator Cuff Issues from Rowing

Intervals are important for racing, teaching us to row at high ratings, how to move the boat off the start, how to cruise fast, what to expect in a race and how to respond. They also reduce the amount of work and so fatigue, before racing. They can be very enjoyable, offering a splendid feeling of p...
by jamesg
September 16th, 2018, 4:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Preventing Rotator Cuff Issues from Rowing
Replies: 27
Views: 456

Re: Preventing Rotator Cuff Issues from Rowing

I use BMI 23 because it's better than nothing and in the middle of the "normal" range, 20-25. If within that or close (but not well below) then I'd use my own weight and a typical Watt/kg ratio as a training target or even as a check on stroke quality. In any case you'll know that 2 does not mean 2....
by jamesg
September 16th, 2018, 3:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Preventing Rotator Cuff Issues from Rowing
Replies: 27
Views: 456

Re: Preventing Rotator Cuff Issues from Rowing

The C2 monitor shows Watts if you press Change Display and Change Units. As the machine is an ergometer, this is what it actually measures, based on the work done in the stroke and the overall stroke time. Ideal weight can be based on height using a BMI calculation, such as 23 H², which would give y...
by jamesg
September 14th, 2018, 10:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Preventing Rotator Cuff Issues from Rowing
Replies: 27
Views: 456

Re: Preventing Rotator Cuff Issues from Rowing

What can we do to prevent it in terms of form and training? This depends largely on what you are doing now, in terms of style, rating, power and machine settings. In general, we do not load heavily the shoulders; the legs do most of the work. I'd suggest you stay low in terms of power and ratings, ...