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by jamesg
January 27th, 2021, 1:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Another form request - 4th Week of BPP
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Another form request - 4th Week of BPP

Don't worry about power; the stroke is more important; however unfit we can still pull a good one, adjusting the rating to our fitness level. Just make sure it's the legs that do the work. Suggest you start with low stretcher, since it will make it easier for you to get on your feet for the catch, w...
by jamesg
January 27th, 2021, 2:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Stroke Interval Training
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Stroke Interval Training

In the Fast-Track schedules, that type of work follows a 15' UT3. Three sets of 6 ten-stroke bursts is typical, once a week. The other 3 days are AT, TR and AN. Starts with a 4 minute test and an interview to set the Level.

http://3.8.144.21/training/fast_track
by jamesg
January 26th, 2021, 2:56 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: A DIY sensor to measure handle speed
Replies: 13
Views: 517

Re: A DIY sensor to measure handle speed

The 17cm catch slack on fixed ergs is much as expected, as no-load body mass acceleration is likely to be somewhat less than 1g. Using a dyno or slides it can be reduced; high drag is not the best way to do this since it wrecks the rhythm. The catch lunge is often seen in races, afloat: sitting on t...
by jamesg
January 26th, 2021, 1:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Another form request - 4th Week of BPP
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Another form request - 4th Week of BPP

Your main problems are the all-in-one recovery, high drag and high feet. These lead to weak posture and a slow pull. The C2 technique videos and instructions for use can be of help: https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/training/technique-videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ82RYIFLN8 Pull the ...
by jamesg
January 24th, 2021, 5:40 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Would adding Slides to my Model D be appropriate for me?
Replies: 12
Views: 688

Re: Would adding Slides to my Model D be appropriate for me?

Although I do not have any immediate orthopedic medical issues (eg low back pain, knees, hips), I am in my early 50s and wish to keep as low-impact in my rowing as possible over the years ahead. I've found that using low drag and classic rowing technique on a grounded erg not only avoids problems b...
by jamesg
January 22nd, 2021, 4:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to Use the Legs?
Replies: 12
Views: 507

Re: How to Use the Legs?

I don't seem to be using my quads at all, Our quads are strong since we can climb stairs with just one leg at a time; but climbing 4-5 flights can have some interesting effects. Legs don't feel much unless we use them a lot. This is just what rowing requires. The main effect will be CV: HR goes up,...
by jamesg
January 20th, 2021, 2:52 am
Forum: Adaptive Athletes Forum
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Introduce yourself

According to this https://log.concept2.com/challenges/indoor-sprints you have until March 16 next to enter your time in your logbook, so almost two months. Rowing is a nice mix of endurance and technique, as you'll know, including for 1k distance. Two months training suggests one month relatively lo...
by jamesg
January 19th, 2021, 1:09 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Best training routine for 2k
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: Best training routine for 2k

There's plenty of choice here:

http://3.8.144.21/training/interactive

There are about 200 dedicated 2k programs starting with long endurance and tapering for race day with up to 26 weeks in between.
by jamesg
January 18th, 2021, 2:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing technique video
Replies: 12
Views: 568

Re: Rowing technique video

Rowing is a power sport, and power is the product of stroke length, rating and handle force. Via technique we juggle these three to produce large amounts of power during the pull (of the order of 1 hp) but avoid local overloads that could damage single muscle groups. Points to consider are sequences...
by jamesg
January 17th, 2021, 3:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What is your drive time?
Replies: 18
Views: 785

Re: What is your drive time?

To get comfortable 4-time rhythm now, at my age (and lack of strength) I use drag 90 on the erg, so UT1 is around 21: 60/(4*21) = 0.7s.

Ergdata says 121-124 and 1.85 drive speed; 1.24/1.85= 0.67s.
by jamesg
January 16th, 2021, 2:32 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: 250DF
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: 250DF

I done a 5k row keeping the spins at 25pm come in at 18.58 it was really hard going. average 60kg but 88 peak force. Just wondering why you chose such a high drag factor for a 5k. High drag certainly penalizes your speed of action, so limits the rating and maybe length, but may not be needed to rea...
by jamesg
January 15th, 2021, 7:04 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Forearm Soreness
Replies: 25
Views: 1078

Re: Forearm Soreness

I reckon the best way to avoid arm damage is not use them for heay loads. On the erg, transfer it all to the legs and use the arms as pieces of rope. In any case it's the CV system that's the limit, not muscle. Pushing with the legs is far less risky than pulling with arms. Did some timber splitting...
by jamesg
January 15th, 2021, 4:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 2nd week of beginner Pete Plan - form feedback request
Replies: 18
Views: 607

Re: 2nd week of beginner Pete Plan - form feedback request

You're going through the motions OK, but it's a bit mechanical, so relax and let yourself go. A longer swing won't kill you, nor a quicker pull: no doubt when warmed up you'll go for it. In the meantime you're doing well to use rowing technique rather than diving in at the deep end with a killer pro...
by jamesg
January 15th, 2021, 2:04 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: 250DF
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: 250DF

What peak force did ergdata show?
by jamesg
January 14th, 2021, 2:39 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Power meter for rowing machine??
Replies: 26
Views: 726

Re: Power meter for rowing machine??

Athlete's power output at the level of handlebar so that bypassing any unmeasured energy losses in the system. Then what? Rowing is done by finding how to match the changing force/speed combinations that appear during the successive phases of the stroke (aka impedance), and the easily calculated in...