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by jamesg
September 15th, 2019, 2:55 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: 'Serious' cyclists considering cross training with rower
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: 'Serious' cyclists considering cross training with rower

Rowing is a three stage job:
Learn how it's done;
Do it long and hard at low ratings;
Do it at high ratings if you want to race.

So first thing to do is learn how. Then do it.
You can't fail to see any results there may be.
by jamesg
September 13th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Training Plans?
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Training Plans?

Start by brushing up your technique, reaching an average of about 5k a day (rowing) at low ratings.
If you want to race, you'll need to do some fast work too.
According to age and sex, you should soon be able to work at 2 to 3W/kg, using a hypothetical fit weight if necessary.
by jamesg
September 12th, 2019, 3:53 am
Forum: SDK Questions
Topic: StrokeState change for the catch
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: StrokeState change for the catch

The sensor magnets are on the flywheel, so the system sees acceleration only when the flywheel starts to accelerate. This can happen anywhere, depending on technique.

On C machines there are 3 magnets, so the impulse rate is about 50Hz, given the gearing, and one impulse is 3cm chain travel.
by jamesg
September 8th, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: What to do for short legs
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: What to do for short legs

Shorter cranks, but you'll have to find a length that suits all users.
by jamesg
September 7th, 2019, 1:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How often to re-test?
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: How often to re-test?

General question for all you experienced ergers.....how often do you re-test say 2km or attempt the next PB? Not more than once or twice a year (2k). 500 whenever I want to do a quick check. All longer distances are tests, but not as PB. The Interactive 2k plans (up to 26 weeks) wanted a 2k test at...
by jamesg
September 5th, 2019, 12:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to ERG/rowing. How does this 10,000m look?
Replies: 61
Views: 1145

Re: New to ERG/rowing. How does this 10,000m look?

Suggest you go to the boat club first. They'll show you how rowing is done. You'll be rowing well six months sooner.
On the erg, the index of quality is Watts/Rating. For you, 10 is the first target, which means 200W at 20. But you need to learn to row.
by jamesg
September 4th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: declining or is this normal?
Replies: 21
Views: 616

Re: declining or is this normal?

Do you mean three x 10 miles per week: 50k? The OP mentioned 2/3 x 7k. I suggest around 30k.

Minimum health suggestion seems to be 1.5 - 2 h/week, just over 20. Our choice.
by jamesg
September 4th, 2019, 4:04 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Training plan help
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Training plan help

You have to decide what you need.
If endurance, 40-50k a week should do the trick, slow but hard.
If uphill sprinting ability, intervals of appropriate number and length.
Probably a bit of both.
Rowing won't offer any eccentric loads, which may be a problem if you run steep and rough downhill too.
by jamesg
September 4th, 2019, 2:40 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing and Cycling Watts
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Rowing and Cycling Watts

Do you mean on a road bike, or bikerg?
by jamesg
September 4th, 2019, 2:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: declining or is this normal?
Replies: 21
Views: 616

Re: declining or is this normal?

Two days a week is not enough for endurance and technique when doing low rate training. Suggest at least four. Also, make sure you warm up well, continue slow, pull long and hard, wind it up only in the last quarter at most. There's no point in weights if you don't have the technique and endurance t...
by jamesg
August 27th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: TSS - How is it calculated in Rowing
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: TSS - How is it calculated in Rowing

how is TSS or training stress calculated? TS on erg can be simply the number of strokes, if we hold stroke work constant. Slightly more accurate could be Time aboard x average Watts. This allowing for spm variations in endurance training, which is a large part of what's done. More "intense" work is...
by jamesg
August 26th, 2019, 6:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Returning from erg break
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Returning from erg break

Take it as an opportunity to start from scratch: three weeks plenty of long hard stuff with technique at low ratings. Think yourself lucky you don't need to develop hard hands again, at school that happened three times a year in the days of wooden sweeps.
by jamesg
August 26th, 2019, 4:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: RE 2W / KG
Replies: 19
Views: 560

Re: RE 2W / KG

1½-2W/kg is a reasonable low-rating training target for beginners. Using BMI makes it reasonable for the overweight too, within reason. Important in times when most are overweight and this is their prime reason to climb aboard. More detailed plans can be developed once we can do a 2k test with some ...
by jamesg
August 24th, 2019, 1:01 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How much does the 20-30% count?
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: How much does the 20-30% count?

Your current distance de-rate is as follows: 1k 350W; 2k 250W (71%); 5k 170W (50%). This indicates you have a large margin in endurance which UT1 work at 20-23, up to 15k a day, can fill. In terms of work per stroke you can certainly pull average 60kg over 1.2 m length, if you develop your style. Th...
by jamesg
August 23rd, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Recovery practices
Replies: 21
Views: 603

Re: Recovery practices

Til now I'd thought exercise was the cure-all and that sweat was the price and stop. This topic opens some unexpected concepts, even markets. I have this new brand of snakeoil. Must cure something or other. Or maybe I should just read some Freud.. but that too could be a cure waiting for a problem. ...