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by jamesg
April 9th, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 10k Training Program
Replies: 42
Views: 874

Re: 10k Training Program

Hi everyone, I have two last questions regarding the Pete Program: The PP is mainly a progressive/endurance schedule, with increasing distance, and mostly long. So you don't have to go fast, but likely use the same pace (or watts) as last time, maybe even a little slower if HR goes through the roof...
by jamesg
April 9th, 2020, 5:13 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: 10 vs 1
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: 10 vs 1

Physics. The erg has a flywheel which obeys Newton's rules, also known as rocket science: action and reaction are equal and opposite. On the erg all we have to do is pull the handle, fast if possible; the resistance will be equal to the force we apply. Drag serves to slow the flywheel between stroke...
by jamesg
April 8th, 2020, 6:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 10k Training Program
Replies: 42
Views: 874

Re: 10k Training Program

The rowing standard is 2k, but ergers can use any standard they like, even a 500 or a 100 or max pull, according to what they want to see. The 2k being an Olympic distance can be quite daunting, it's not something one does on the off chance of seeing something nice.
by jamesg
April 8th, 2020, 4:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 10k Training Program
Replies: 42
Views: 874

Re: 10k Training Program

Thats somewhat odd, isn't the cap supposed to rise as my heart becomes stronger, not lower? Using a fixed band cap percentage, as your rest rate drops, your cap will also drop. But in HR theory, training has the effect of shifting the Conconi AT inflexion point (on the W/HR graph) and so band limit...
by jamesg
April 8th, 2020, 4:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Beginner with new Concept 2d, looking advice
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: Beginner with new Concept 2d, looking advice

Is my strokes per Minute too high? Is my resistance correct? It feels ok but I'm really just guessing here. What should my drag rate be and what would this tell me? Your numbers look good for your height and weight. Your 5k at 180W and rate 30 is well over 2W/kg, with stroke work 180/30 = 6. These ...
by jamesg
April 8th, 2020, 1:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Form check request (Indoor Rowing)
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Form check request (Indoor Rowing)

The key to rowing is catch posture, since the catch on the erg is where we must do most of the work: with the legs. Your feet are set too high, so posture is ineffective: straps should be over the toes, not the instep, especially at your height; see the C2 technique video. This tips you backwards to...
by jamesg
April 7th, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Indoor Rowing Form
Replies: 21
Views: 705

Re: Indoor Rowing Form

Style and sequences look very good. You have the straps over your insteps, maybe more comfortable with feet lower, straps over toes, as recommended by C2 (see their videos, words). This helps to get the weight on the feet.
by jamesg
April 7th, 2020, 3:38 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Difficulty holding handle bar
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Difficulty holding handle bar

I think you need a specialist. As far as rowing is concerned all you can do is make sure the strokes are long and light: drag vanishingly small, rating not too low. I use a filter over the air inlet to get drag down to 85 so that I can use my height even at low ratings and low forces. Keeps the fan ...
by jamesg
April 7th, 2020, 3:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training more but getting slower/not improving
Replies: 12
Views: 446

Re: Training more but getting slower/not improving

The only thing I remember doing more of was weights before I started going downhill. I was in the gym 3/4/5x a week with my friends Could there be a cause-effect relationship? What did you do there? From what one reads, strengthening works by damage > repair > growth > increase of muscle fibre, whi...
by jamesg
April 6th, 2020, 5:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 10k Training Program
Replies: 42
Views: 874

Re: 10k Training Program

- row at 21/22 SPM when not putting any power in the stroke because my HR won't allow for it

- Hf restriction, how dodgy it may be, has at least one big plus, it stops you from racing in training.
So it would seem.
by jamesg
April 6th, 2020, 4:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 10k Training Program
Replies: 42
Views: 874

Re: 10k Training Program

It felt like a waste of energy to row at 21/22 SPM when not putting any power in the stroke because my HR won't allow for it. It is a waste, but of time. The point of rowing is to move boats, so we must put work into each stroke. That's what training is. So on the erg we stop if we can't do it any ...
by jamesg
April 6th, 2020, 1:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 10k Training Program
Replies: 42
Views: 874

Re: 10k Training Program

I had to drop the pace to keep my HR below 158. When rowing with such low intensity I find a longer stroke with 19/20 strokes very comfortable. 19-20 even with a good stroke is called UT2 and is for very long distances, recovery days, initial training to get a crew together and harden their hands, ...
by jamesg
April 6th, 2020, 12:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: New rower so Stiff
Replies: 12
Views: 563

Re: New rower so Stiff

my forearms are ready to explode, if I put it lower I feel like there’s nothing there ie no drag Rowing is done with the legs, the arms are there only to connect to the handle, like two pieces of rope with hooks on the ends. Move the handle fast, using legs and swing, all the way from the chain gua...
by jamesg
April 5th, 2020, 5:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 10k Training Program
Replies: 42
Views: 874

Re: 10k Training Program

To get a steady HR I usually start with higher intensity and lower it as the HR rises over the course of a workout. That's one of the problems with using HR. Much better use Pace or Watts and harden up at the end: which is ideal race tactic, if competitors are a little too fast for comfort, so best...
by jamesg
April 4th, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Fitness first water rower??
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: Fitness first water rower??

The C2 machines are a unique group since they tell us how much power, in an ISO unit, Watts, we deliver, using basic engineering. The values of speed, distance etc are however, arbitrary: they depend on the value of k in W=kV^3. Those who practice other sports or use other machines can always use he...