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by jamesg
March 20th, 2019, 4:22 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Pain / Cramping feeling around kidneys after 30min of rowing
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Pain / Cramping feeling around kidneys after 30min of rowing

It feels like I'm not doing anything for the first half of the stroke and only getting some resistance towards the end This is the problem. It means you are taking the catch with your back (slow), not the legs (fast). You have to change that. Try taking one long stroke at a time, waiting til the fl...
by jamesg
March 19th, 2019, 2:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Drive time on monitor
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Drive time on monitor

Where do you see that? Is it accurate? I've been guessing it for years - 0.6-0.7s, maybe slower still. It depends on style, height, drag and strength, so can also act as a monitor of the variables. If you row at 20, you have 3s for the complete stroke. This/Drive time is your rhythm. Oarsmen tend to...
by jamesg
March 18th, 2019, 2:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Newbie seeking advice
Replies: 16
Views: 355

Re: Newbie seeking advice

Working at about 2W/kg will keep you fit, using height and consequent BMI weight, and adjusting for age and sex. It's best to use hips and thighs, where the muscle is, in a full stroke, so that you can relax in normal work, reserving the high ratings for sprints.
by jamesg
March 17th, 2019, 2:56 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Pain / Cramping feeling around kidneys after 30min of rowing
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Pain / Cramping feeling around kidneys after 30min of rowing

I tend to bang the sled to the back of the rail when fully extended if not careful... I usually row at the max damper setting. It will do no harm to correct these two points: longer rail (C2 can do?) and check for drag factor around 120-130. Settling in to a relaxed easy long slow rowing style will...
by jamesg
March 15th, 2019, 2:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Emphasize watts v. splits?
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Emphasize watts v. splits?

my splits are gradually decreasing ... watts have slowly increased ... Heart rate dropping also (125 avg). Since watts ... splits will continue dropping? Yes. The C2 erg, since it is an ergometer, measures the Work done in each stroke, and from there calculates Power and Pace. These are related by ...
by jamesg
March 13th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: First time on the water
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: First time on the water

Rowing starts with outings in a tub pair or four with the coach steering. Sweep if possible, since one oar each is easier than two sculls. Tubs look like a Thames skiff but with slides and short outriggers for longer oars. Once wood, clinker built, today same shape but fibreglass. https://c1.staticf...
by jamesg
March 13th, 2019, 2:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Technique/Initiating stroke with back
Replies: 32
Views: 614

Re: Technique/Initiating stroke with back

The C2 video has been changed recently. The woman shown now has the correct style, apart from her flared elbows at the finish. The man shows the typical faulty erg style.

The wording seems unchanged.
by jamesg
March 13th, 2019, 2:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Technique/Initiating stroke with back
Replies: 32
Views: 614

Re: Technique/Initiating stroke with back

It seems that even when i try to focus on starting the stroke only with the legs and keeping my posture static until my legs extend, the first thing to move is my torso This is a typical erger problem: caused by the all-in-one recovery with no sequence and the consequent incorrect posture at the ca...
by jamesg
March 12th, 2019, 4:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Struggling with my leg drive!!
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Struggling with my leg drive!!

But my legs weren’t hurting and I felt little ‘tension’, like I wasn’t pushing anything! If your screen said 2:04 (184 W) that's what you were doing, albeit at 27-28 (too high). Well done, make sure you can do it afloat too. Due to your high rating, your average average handle force was only about ...
by jamesg
March 11th, 2019, 1:12 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Questioning Luanne Suplick lightweight 60min WR
Replies: 33
Views: 873

Re: Questioning Luanne Suplick lightweight 60min WR

Are her other times consistent?
by jamesg
March 10th, 2019, 4:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Technique analysis? (YouTube clip)
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: Technique analysis? (YouTube clip)

Seat comes too far forward. You need a front-stop. All shells have them since the introduction of slides. Try tying a bootlace round the rail at 30-35 cm from your heels, so that the shins can't go beyond vertical but you can swing forward. Then take the catch with the legs, not the shoulders. Not ...
by jamesg
March 9th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 2K training/general erging help!
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: 2K training/general erging help!

Gaps in your schedule (if any) can maybe take work type Wolverine L4, which is strong on rhythm, technique and endurance. The M.Caviston Wolverine plan was designed for college ladies. Your power/weight ratio and stroke work look good already. If you can hold 2:18 (133W) at 20 you'll have plenty of ...
by jamesg
March 8th, 2019, 3:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: More beginner questions
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: More beginner questions

Form: Watts/Rating is the amount of work in each stroke, so is a measure of Form. 8 to 10 should be enough. Since stroke Work is also Length x average handle Force, form is governed controlled by applying standard rowing style, as shown in the C2 technique video. This style ensures that the legs do ...
by jamesg
March 3rd, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Serious student rower looking to become better
Replies: 39
Views: 927

Re: Serious student rower looking to become better

what would be a good rate for a 2k for me? is 36 ok or is that still too high? Suggest you spend some time afloat and erging with with your crews, they will show you the ratings normally used. Summarizing, for the erg: Training (up to 10k): 18 to 24 Racing (2 and 5k): 28-32 Sprinting (< 500m): 35-4...
by jamesg
March 2nd, 2019, 4:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Serious student rower looking to become better
Replies: 39
Views: 927

Re: Serious student rower looking to become better

500 1.29.6 (r50) 1000m 1:42.7 (r44) 2000m 1:47.7 (r38) These numbers show your stroke is short and rushed. Improving and using it for a few months will easily give you the endurance and speed to go below 7'. If you convert to Watts you can see immediately what you are doing: 1:42.7 = 323W. 323/44 =...