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by jamesg
January 21st, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Improving my time in a single skull
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Improving my time in a single skull

It all depends on your size and sex.
by jamesg
January 21st, 2019, 3:24 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 frequent SPM Spikes
Replies: 6
Views: 53

Re: PM5 frequent SPM Spikes

First try switching off all nearby 50/60 Hz electric gear and making sure the sensor plug is well connected to the PM. If no result, there's probably a fault to the sensor-cable-PM system.
by jamesg
January 19th, 2019, 5:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Starting Out
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Re: Starting Out

Any tips for a complete novice? Learn to row, then row. This is in itself a sufficient training plan, since rowing uses most of the muscle we have and in particular the legs, which are strong already so have no difficulty in overloading our CV systems. Rowing, once you've learnt how it's done, is n...
by jamesg
January 16th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: New rower w/ question about a stat that showed up on a row
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: New rower w/ question about a stat that showed up on a row

r88 means "rest 88 meters", the distance your boat drifted between the 500s.
by jamesg
January 15th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Bikeerg no good for HIIT
Replies: 22
Views: 574

Re: Bikeerg no good for HIIT

Pumps and fans have a quadratic torque characteristic, torque increasing with the square of fan speed, and power with the cube. 10% faster then needs 33% more power; 10% slower 27% less. This means the useful speed range will be narrow, so drag has to be just right, especially near max power as in H...
by jamesg
January 13th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Schedule/Suggestions for Senior Newby
Replies: 17
Views: 1459

Re: Training Schedule/Suggestions for Senior Newby

SW 208 CW 199 What does that mean? Don't think a pace of 5:46 is crazy If that was your time for 500 meters, you have some margin before it gets crazy. Work at low HR will require some effort, but no risk, while you take the time to develop style. The amount of work we do per minute on the erg is p...
by jamesg
January 13th, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Strength Training
Replies: 39
Views: 1056

Re: Pete Plan Strength Training

That's why I asked how it's quantified.
by jamesg
January 13th, 2019, 4:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Strength Training
Replies: 39
Views: 1056

Re: Pete Plan Strength Training

"continuous training plan," The many Wolverine (Mike Caviston) and Interactives certainly meet that description and are progressive too. https://indoorsportservices.co.uk/training/interactive https://www.concept2.com/files/pdf/us/training/Training_WolverinePlan.pdf no one is doing any strength trai...
by jamesg
January 11th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: HELP: Training program from a grappler
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: HELP: Training program from a grappler

True aerobic training happens in heart rate zones 2 and 3, definitely not above 3. I most definitely am zone 4+ all the time. So am I really doing any aerobic training at all???? Aerobic training does not seem to be defined by the *length* of the work out at all but by its intensity. HR zones were ...
by jamesg
January 11th, 2019, 3:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Concerned about rowing as a grappler
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: Concerned about rowing as a grappler

I started rowing about 65 years ago. I only had back troubles twice. Once from sitting at desks. Second time using a bad posture when lifting the boat out of the water. A certain amount of same in the bilges helped. The erg cured both. No doubt bad posture can cause problems, whatever the sport. Sin...
by jamesg
January 11th, 2019, 2:23 am
Forum: Training
Topic: HELP: Training program from a grappler
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: HELP: Training program from a grappler

At my age, a match in jiu jitsu is 6 minutes, and will likely be pushing 80-100% of max heart rate the entire time. The same as in a 2k race on the erg, for some. Six minutes is no sprint, so you need endurance anyway. The erg is ideal for this, since all strokes are explosive, but can be trained a...
by jamesg
January 10th, 2019, 12:54 am
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Using the skierg and trying to fir it in with on snow training
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Using the skierg and trying to fir it in with on snow training

Use the skierg in summer and the snow in winter. Make sure you know all about skating uphill, going round downhill corners at high speed, as well as all the other langlauf styles, and waxing your skis. Try shooting too.
by jamesg
January 9th, 2019, 1:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing 13.6KM
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Rowing 13.6KM

You need to do as much as possible of the real thing, with the full crew (4+ ?) in the same boat you will use. Take it easy to start with, there's some learning and hardening up to be done. Make sure your cox knows the river. The PLA says there's quite a lot of events in May. Which is yours? http://...
by jamesg
January 8th, 2019, 3:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Polarized training 5k sessions
Replies: 16
Views: 724

Re: Polarized training 5k sessions

When's your first race?
by jamesg
January 8th, 2019, 2:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New rower need the right erg
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: New rower need the right erg

She doesn't need one at all, but if it's so cold they can't go afloat, the same type they have at the boathouse.