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by jamesg
November 13th, 2018, 4:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Optimal wait time between warmup and TT or SB try?
Replies: 15
Views: 212

Re: Optimal wait time between warmup and TT or SB try?

This is part of technique and can be learnt by trial and error in intervals, with varying rest systems and times. Six minutes is a long time according to Interactive rules (rest to HR 120, 110 or 100 HR according to aims); if fit HR will drop by 40-50 in two minutes, so well below 100 if we stop com...
by jamesg
November 10th, 2018, 6:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: My abs don’t hurt after workout
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: My abs don’t hurt after workout

Congratulations, you must both be fit and strong. The erg can be a great help staying that way. Erg technique lets us use legs and hips the most, but the muscles there are large and strong already, so not easy to overload. Usually the CV system gives way first. Abs pain could be caused by a long lea...
by jamesg
November 10th, 2018, 5:54 pm
Forum: Feature/Function Requests
Topic: What does this bug mean for indoor racing?
Replies: 20
Views: 157

Re: What does this bug mean for indoor racing?

All that can only happen if the clock stops, as it does in Just Row. None of it can happen if the clock does not stop.
by jamesg
November 10th, 2018, 11:10 am
Forum: Feature/Function Requests
Topic: What does this bug mean for indoor racing?
Replies: 20
Views: 157

Re: What does this bug mean for indoor racing?

What was the result? As far as can see, if the clock doesn't stop it just becomes a piece done at low rating, so what's the point?
by jamesg
November 10th, 2018, 5:49 am
Forum: Feature/Function Requests
Topic: What does this bug mean for indoor racing?
Replies: 20
Views: 157

Re: What does this bug mean for indoor racing?

Without Integrity it's not even worth showing up for a race The one stroke and stop trick works in Just Row, because the PM clock stops when I stop, 6s after the last pull. This holds the average Watts constant. Not in other modes. Maybe you have some other trick? If in intervals, fixed distances/t...
by jamesg
November 9th, 2018, 6:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Drag Factor
Replies: 22
Views: 938

Re: Drag Factor

The flywheel is an inertial load, and action and reaction are equal and opposite, so the resistance we feel is equal to the force we apply to the handle and proportional to the flywheel acceleration caused.
by jamesg
November 9th, 2018, 4:58 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: inconsistent drag factor
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: inconsistent drag factor

Why is there so much variability? Evidently this readout is unreliable; only physical events when pulling the handle are reality, not their expression in a readout. If we feel the drag is the same, it is. The DF readout you see may not be the value used in PM calculations for each single stroke; es...
by jamesg
November 9th, 2018, 2:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Whats the right Pace SPM and HR
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Whats the right Pace SPM and HR

You were rowing at just under 2W/kg, which is fine for training.
HR didn't go to max, shows only normal slow drift, so you had plenty of reserve.
Stroke work was 140/18 = 7.8 W-min which is normal for your size, age and sex.
by jamesg
November 8th, 2018, 4:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Can you make gains on the erg and with weights?
Replies: 44
Views: 2535

Re: Can you make gains on the erg and with weights?

If my aim of getting stronger is to go (erg) faster, why can't I do it on the erg itself? I can just pull harder, say a minute every five. I can see from Watts what I'm doing and even estimate the real force change. All at the same time I'll get stronger, learn how to apply the extra force to the ha...
by jamesg
November 8th, 2018, 2:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Drag Factor
Replies: 22
Views: 938

Re: Drag Factor

Efficiency depends on our technique, not on drag. Drag lets us mimic boat speed by adjusting the flywheel speed at the catch; and is usually set low since boats go fast. In rowing we use mostly the large thigh and hip muscles. The technique to do this has a specific set of sequences and postures tha...
by jamesg
November 8th, 2018, 2:07 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: New user, needs advice.
Replies: 12
Views: 392

Re: New user, needs advice.

Rating (aka spm) about 20 strokes/minute, which gives you time to breath between successive strokes. Average handle Force about half your nominal weight (using BMI 23 to 25 H²), decreasing with age. Stroke Length 60-70% of your height. Take it easy, these are targets; since it will let you get there...
by jamesg
November 5th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to drive through the legs on erg?
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: How to drive through the legs on erg?

any ratio around 10 will do: 200W at rating 20.... 10 WattMinutes/Stroke is a pretty tall order for a beginner, isn't it? Yes. But if he did his 200 Watt 2k at low rating, he's not far off. This is fast for someone with just a week's work; so he was fit already and only needs, as he says, to get th...
by jamesg
November 5th, 2018, 2:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to drive through the legs on erg?
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: How to drive through the legs on erg?

See the C2 video: https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/training/technique-videos Legs are usually strong already, since they let us climb stairs one leg at a time and similar. Rowing is not as hard as that, but much longer in time. So when rowing at training levels, legs feel little. The muscles t...