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by jamesg
January 24th, 2020, 2:49 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: ErgData
Replies: 13
Views: 411

Re: ErgData

current RHR of 45bpm. This indicates you're fit already, so you know how it's done. Or do you mean then current, 7 years ago? Whatever, nothing replaces endurance, especially if you want to do anything other than erging. Ergdata shows stroke length and handle force; 65% of height and 50% of weight ...
by jamesg
January 23rd, 2020, 4:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: HR testing, how to alter recording interval?
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: HR testing, how to alter recording interval?

Rowing is no problem, even without HR data; just keep the stroke strong (in Watts) and the rating low. At 18-20 it's hard to go over UT2, and UT1 up to 23. This is the big advantage of rowing, no data at all is needed to get fit, just row but not at high ratings. Boats usually have to go long distan...
by jamesg
January 22nd, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Concept 2 Seat Rollers
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Concept 2 Seat Rollers

thinking it could not hurt Stainless steel is best left exposed to the air, oxygen keeps it stainless. It only needs to be clean, and water is good enough. The rollers too have to stay clean, otherwise the ride gets bumpy. Any (bumpy) black marks are probably a mix of sweat, dust, skin and perhaps ...
by jamesg
January 22nd, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: HR testing, how to alter recording interval?
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: HR testing, how to alter recording interval?

The PM5 can connect direct to a Polar belt as you know. The 30s HR test step is quite simple if you've already learnt to row, so can work hard enough to reach max HR; and also know how the PM5 works, to connect the belt and set a piece say 10-12 minutes with 30 second splits. Both must be done with ...
by jamesg
January 22nd, 2020, 2:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Metronome Training
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Metronome Training

metronome to pace your session
Timing (adagio or allegro) need not be held constant, which is what a metronome would try to do.

We know our ratings, and even without feel or noise from the crew, this is enough to control rhythm (3 or 4 time), if the boat/erg is geared to give a quick pull.
by jamesg
January 21st, 2020, 3:50 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Weight loss rest days
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: Weight loss rest days

The question I have is should I start filling in some of my days off? What you're doing will certainly get you fit, which will let you do more. How that "more" fits in can happen in a number if ways: working a little harder (which by using constant HR may happen in any case), increasing distance, i...
by jamesg
January 20th, 2020, 4:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: DAMPER SETTING
Replies: 34
Views: 6998

Re: DAMPER SETTING

How do you convert drag to the 1-10 settings? Don't bother, it's a waste of precious training time. You're on the erg to get fit, not mess around pressing buttons. So if you are still learning to row and using a quasi new machine: 1. set the damper lever to 3 and 2. row with long hard strokes at lo...
by jamesg
January 19th, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Estimating 2km time from other pieces - any anecdotes ?
Replies: 19
Views: 515

Re: Estimating 2km time from other pieces - any anecdotes ?

After a year of endurance work (15 years ago) I planned 2ks using the French protocol, which won me two golds and a silver in Europe, mostly due to lack of competition. My ½-2k times were 1:36-7:10, which is 395-280W, so about -30% in Watts, +12% ½k time. This method gives the four paces for a 2k pl...
by jamesg
January 19th, 2020, 5:07 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Watts on Erg Vs. Bike
Replies: 16
Views: 334

Re: Watts on Erg Vs. Bike

C2 machines with air braked fans measure power by observing fan deceleration when not driven by the user. Other numbers (meters, pace etc) derive from power using a cube rule and an arbitrary constant: W = kV³, with V in m/s. It would seem that the constants used by C2 are k = 2.8 for rowers and 2.8...
by jamesg
January 18th, 2020, 5:49 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Non-concept2 rowing noon needs help
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Non-concept2 rowing noon needs help

That could be problem of drag, so suggest you check how drag (sometimes called resistance) is adjusted, and set it higher. Take any wrappings off, if the machine has a fan it needs air to get in and out again. If you use the Watt readout, you don't need calibration: the Watt reading on your machine ...
by jamesg
January 17th, 2020, 5:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Intervals effort and progression
Replies: 18
Views: 498

Re: Intervals effort and progression

At the end of a typical Interactive (level 3, 5x26) just before racing, the intervals were short, such as 4x2' TR, 3x1.5' AN and 3x45s AN. No doubt someone has some level 4 and 5 schedules too. Very similar afloat with lots of warm-up to get to a suitable straight reach of the river; the last thing ...
by jamesg
January 17th, 2020, 2:04 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Non-concept2 rowing noon needs help
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Non-concept2 rowing noon needs help

I'm very new to rowing so I'm googling away for typical stroke rates, wattage output, meters per second and so on... And my stats just seem really REALLY off the pace and I don't know why. Machines other than C2 often give no reliable data on work done. Without machine data, we can use HR as a prox...
by jamesg
January 14th, 2020, 4:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Hello i'm new here. Need opinion please
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Hello i'm new here. Need opinion please

It's a Dynamic type, i.e. not anchored to the ground. Like a boat, which goes back and forth when we go forth and back. The fan's underneath. There's a lot less work in sliding than on a fixed erg, so it's tempting to row at high ratings. Even 60, not that it lasts long. Better results are possible ...
by jamesg
January 13th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: GB Olympic Training in Spain for 2020 Tokyo
Replies: 11
Views: 448

Re: GB Olympic Training in Spain for 2020 Tokyo

Read somewhere that Scott et al when dragging sleds to the South Pole were on 6000 kCal a day. Amundsen used dogs and ate most of them on the way back, while Scott missed his last supply cache due to bad weather, -40° and high winds. Scott's walk started on 1st November 1911, reached the Pole 11th J...
by jamesg
January 13th, 2020, 3:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 60 000 m a week is killing me
Replies: 36
Views: 1285

Re: 60 000 m a week is killing me

My legs will however still be a mess since I go hard while doing intervals. 70 minutes: Average Watts 113 - Stroke Rate 19 - 69 % of MHR - 63 kg - I tried to pause at the finish, then hands away, body over, then slowly going to recovery with my hands before the catch phase again. The results were q...