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by jamesg
June 23rd, 2019, 12:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Row then lift or lift then row?
Replies: 15
Views: 310

Re: Row then lift or lift then row?

You have to warm up, so perhaps it's simpler to row first.
Starting arms only, then arms and swing helps technique too.
by jamesg
June 23rd, 2019, 12:23 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing strapless...
Replies: 43
Views: 1157

Re: Rowing strapless...

10 meters/stroke, so = DPS. Useful when learning to row.
Strapless helps too, have to avoid catching crabs.
by jamesg
June 21st, 2019, 1:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What to look for
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: What to look for

The telltale numbers are 40 Watts and rating 14. This means you need to develop a better stroke. The C2 technique videos show how it's donne.
A ratio of 4, or even 5, should be doable: 80W at 20 spm.
Keep the drag low so that you can pull fast but have time for a slow recovery.
by jamesg
June 21st, 2019, 12:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: MHR question
Replies: 30
Views: 596

Re: MHR question

At 78 kg, all you have to do is row at about 150 Watts and low rating, 18-23.
If this is too high, so that you can't continue indefinitely, go a bit slower.
by jamesg
June 19th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Low resting heart rate
Replies: 28
Views: 1108

Re: Low resting heart rate

Those who row are interested in boatspeed. Ergometers measure work and power delivered, as close as they can get to boatspeed.
The problem remaining Is efficiency; maybe HR/W can help you if you don't mind the complication.
by jamesg
June 19th, 2019, 12:59 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Low resting heart rate
Replies: 28
Views: 1108

Re: Low resting heart rate

The C2 ergometer (sic) shows rating and Watts.

Rating suffices, but seeing power in place of puddles can offer more accurate control.
by jamesg
June 18th, 2019, 12:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: rowing video - critique/advices
Replies: 14
Views: 433

Re: rowing video - critique/advices

A loose grip can help a lot, not just in rowing. Yesterday, sawing up some hardwood logs, I noticed that if loosened my grip, my arm didn't get tired and the saw cut true, whereas before it sometimes gave me a twisted cut and an ache. Must be a lesson in there if I can find it, not just get a new bl...
by jamesg
June 17th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Stopped Smoking Want to Lose Weight
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Stopped Smoking Want to Lose Weight

Start by learning to row. This is fundamental, since real rowing uses the right (large) muscles in legs and hips which are already strong, so easily stresses our CV system which will be forced to adapt. Then slow (rating) but long (distance), aiming to increase to say 5000 m a day (25-30 minutes). Y...
by jamesg
June 17th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: rowing video - critique/advices
Replies: 14
Views: 433

Re: rowing video - critique/advices

High feet and the C2 all-in-one recovery are causing you some problems. Have a look at what oarsmen (scullers) do.
by jamesg
June 17th, 2019, 6:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Repetition / interval limit on Pm5 monitor?
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Repetition / interval limit on Pm5 monitor?

It's 50. I wanted to do 7-8k cruise, so set up 100m intervals, 20s rest and went. At 50 (5k + 2k+) got a message on PM saying that's that. Nothing budged, even if I pulled, til I pressed Menu. Now can see all 50 on PM.
by jamesg
June 13th, 2019, 2:15 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Concept 2 D problem
Replies: 26
Views: 934

Re: Concept 2 D problem

When my erg is out in the cold (less than 10-12C) I get an occasional stroke in which the clutch doesn't engage at all. When the weather improves, so does the erg. Once experienced this can't be confused with anything else. We can think that stiff grease is a mechanical fault, and would be if I want...
by jamesg
June 12th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Concept 2 D problem
Replies: 26
Views: 934

Re: Concept 2 D problem

That's perfectly normal: save at the first stroke, the flywheel is spinning, so before the clutch can engage we must accelerate ourselves to flywheel speed. This speed at the catch is about 1 m/s. If you are familar with Newtonian dynamics, the sums are quite simple: F=Ma and V²=2as. The harder we p...
by jamesg
June 12th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing strapless...
Replies: 43
Views: 1157

Re: Rowing strapless...

My question, when i row strapless i have no leanback. That's what that drill is for. If you lean back too far you have to pick yourself up again, so it's expensive. Long leanback is used in fixed seat rowing to get a long stroke, and was used a hundred years ago on slides too. Modern blades are mor...
by jamesg
June 12th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: What do people think about personalised training plans?
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: What do people think about personalised training plans?

1 Learn to row with standard water style (see any sculler video from abeam or C2 technique video). Use the recovery sequence: hands away, swing, then slide. Long strokes, plenty of them but no hurry, the flywheel won't stop if you use low drag. 2 Row at low ratings (18-23) for a year or so, 5k a day...
by jamesg
June 11th, 2019, 1:36 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Low resting heart rate
Replies: 28
Views: 1108

Re: Low resting heaet rate

Low RHR if not pathological is, we like to think, the result of lots of training, which tends to increase heart size. When resting it doesn't need to pump so fast. Could be a myth, no idea. RHR in the untrained is said to be around 72, as was mine when driving a desk, but now 60, so it's possible. L...