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by jamesg
September 26th, 2020, 3:47 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Heart-Rate Recovery as a fitness indicator?
Replies: 30
Views: 1003

Re: Heart-Rate Recovery as a fitness indicator?

Agreement seems somewhat limited: Within respondents, 50% used HRR and 36% HRV; the 47% that do not use HRR deemed it to be of no interest and the 54% that do not use HRV deemed it too restrictive. I tried measuring my own drop this a.m, doing 5x5' + 90s rest, noting HR at 10 and 70s after stopping....
by jamesg
September 25th, 2020, 2:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Concept2 Model D Rower -- HR monitoring
Replies: 30
Views: 535

Re: Concept2 Model D Rower -- HR monitoring

So, this evening I get on my new Model D Rower and I'm wondering how the heck I can even get 130 BPM on this thing at top resistance! Am I doing something wrong? Is mine maybe defective? I think my form isn't too bad... Thanks for guidance! Your past work was all legs, so these are strong. Rowing c...
by jamesg
September 24th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Pace Rider
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Pace Rider

Yes. On the rower it's called Optional Pace Boat, in the last line of the selected type of New Workout (single distance, single time etc).
by jamesg
September 24th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Heart-Rate Recovery as a fitness indicator?
Replies: 30
Views: 1003

Re: Heart-Rate Recovery as a fitness indicator?

One minute drop in heart rate was used on us in the 1950s. It required a standardised effort (a step test for a certain time at a certain rate). Today more sophisticated methods are available, as your graphs show. The drop curve can probably be considered approximately half a hyperbola, y = k/x. Bum...
by jamesg
September 24th, 2020, 1:53 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Heart-Rate Recovery as a fitness indicator?
Replies: 30
Views: 1003

Re: Heart-Rate Recovery as a fitness indicator?

60 seconds is a long time for the heart. Instantaneous drop rate/range could be better, since drop appears to be roughly asymptopic, and could give a number rendering the measurement independent of effort level.
by jamesg
September 23rd, 2020, 3:35 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: My Age
Replies: 14
Views: 411

Re: My Age

Right, thanks. After Xmas it'll likely get back to 87 if still alive.
by jamesg
September 23rd, 2020, 2:35 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: My Age
Replies: 14
Views: 411

Re: My Age

Any advice on age? Ignore it and keep fit. Use the erg and whatever else you can (bike, boots) to help lose weight too. At 5'11 212 lb is too much. I'm 80 and pull 5 days a week when at home, from 5 to 7k, usually 5 minute intervals + 1-2 minutes rest. HR 120 or lower, Pace 120 W or lower too. Two ...
by jamesg
September 23rd, 2020, 1:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Persistently low drag factor
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Persistently low drag factor

would my rowing be more efficient with a higher drag factor? Your 5k was at 175W, rate 26, so your stroke was reasonably good already. How good depends on your age, size and sex. In general low drag is more efficent since this and the slide allow a long quick stroke with plenty of time for recovery...
by jamesg
September 21st, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to train for longer distances?
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: How to train for longer distances?

1 Is this a sensible training strategy to increase Wattage for endurance? 2 Should I mix in other training next to this low spm training? 1 Yes, until you reach your strength and length limits (stroke Work = Force x Distance). Then if you want to race or TT you start to increase rating, using the s...
by jamesg
September 21st, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Extremely fatigued today. Normal? Next steps?
Replies: 12
Views: 322

Re: Extremely fatigued today. Normal? Next steps?

caught by surprise at how much a >90% HRR session kicked the crap out of me.
In the real world, the day after a regatta or a similar event finishes, one takes the day (or the next month) off. Coach and the rest of the crew won't show up, so why bother?
by jamesg
September 7th, 2020, 1:52 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Heart-Rate Recovery as a fitness indicator?
Replies: 30
Views: 1003

Re: Heart-Rate Recovery as a fitness indicator?

As seen from the graphs, recovery is asymptotic, as would be expected: recovery rate approximately proportional to range above rest rate. If I go to 130 HR (RHR 60) I see 25 decay/minute, about 35%. If 140-145, around 30/minute, but still 35%. So this could be a better metric. The Interactives used ...
by jamesg
September 6th, 2020, 2:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Managing Tightness
Replies: 12
Views: 352

Re: Managing Tightness

I'm spending 2 hours rowing and wonder if I should bolt on 10 mins or 20 minutes of quality stretching. Most sites suggest exactly the opposite, such as: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/orthopaedics/sports-medicine/rowing-injuries.cfm Most rowing injuries are caused by overuse. Any abrupt changes in...
by jamesg
September 5th, 2020, 12:22 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Issue with Slides - Hitting the Front
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Issue with Slides - Hitting the Front

Try adjusting the cords so that, with and without the erg, they are all under slight tension and bring both slides back to center when moved. Check the slide rollers for free movement both with and without the erg and also with you aboard.
by jamesg
September 3rd, 2020, 1:02 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pondering the Beginner Pete Plan
Replies: 23
Views: 844

Re: Pondering the Beginner Pete Plan

But for those of you trying to give advice on my weight
Sorry about that, apologies. 152-158 and extremely sedentary lifestyle are louder alarm bells than most. If all is already under control, very well done indeed.
by jamesg
September 1st, 2020, 1:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pondering the Beginner Pete Plan
Replies: 23
Views: 844

Re: Pondering the Beginner Pete Plan

I'm 30 years old, male, 6ft4, live an extremely sedentary lifestyle, practically no excercise until this year; not weighed myself but I would guesstimate around 24-25 stone (152-158kg) This suggests your first aim will be to lose weight. An ergometer can help, but it will require you stay on it for...