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by grahamcawood
September 4th, 2018, 6:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing at Higher Stroke Rates
Replies: 20
Views: 2145

Re: Rowing at Higher Stroke Rates

Watch the rhythm of the experts.
Use 2 breaths per stroke - out at the catch and release.
1:1 in:out ratio.
ALWAYS!!!!!.
Have fun.
by grahamcawood
July 29th, 2018, 3:23 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Rower's elbow
Replies: 47
Views: 12236

Re: Rower's elbow

I suggest the following technique to protect your elbow. 1. Pull on the handle as near your fingertips as possible. Try to PULL, rather than to GRIP. 2. Your arm only fully straightens, briefly, for the catch. And it is the stopping chain that pulls it straight. It then rebounds to a relaxed bend. 3...
by grahamcawood
June 20th, 2018, 4:03 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Rowing With an Artificial Hip
Replies: 16
Views: 13101

Re: Rowing With an Artificial Hip

I had a hip replacement 6 years ago. I told the surgeon of my intention to continue rowing, and he tweaked the angles, or whatever, to help at the compressed catch particularly. I have been rowing or erging for 30 minutes daily since then with no problems.
Have fun.
by grahamcawood
May 13th, 2018, 8:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 30' row for distance
Replies: 34
Views: 5998

Re: 30' row for distance

It takes many hours of sweaty work training our bodies in an exercise technique - especially one as different from our normal one - paddling in your case. Elite rowers row 50 to 100ks a day. Considering your limited use of rowing you do very well. On seeing your video may I suggest the following: 1....
by grahamcawood
May 5th, 2018, 7:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When to Exhale and Inhale?
Replies: 20
Views: 14955

Re: When to Exhale and Inhale?

I recommend 2 breaths per stroke - ALWAYS. Exhale INTO the catch, and the release. Relaxed mouth breathing. And do 1:1 work: recovery , at 25+ spm. NO pausing. Watch the experts. You might also like to try the following: Layback at the catch- do the heavy leg push while laid back. Finish the legs an...
by grahamcawood
April 25th, 2018, 12:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Resuming rowing after bypass surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 4901

Re: Resuming rowing after bypass surgery

In 2015 I started getting the occasional feeling of weakness in my daily sculling outings. I decided to do erg sessions only, 30 minutes daily, to a similar perceived level of exhaustion. Best splits were 2.03, with near monthly jumps to about 2.15 (No! - I'm male). This would drop over the next few...
by grahamcawood
April 16th, 2018, 11:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Erging Shoes Question
Replies: 16
Views: 2702

Re: Erging Shoes Question

I use cheap canvas "urban unique" lace shoes - without laces - and have 20mm wooden blocks under the heels. Result: No heel lift in the stroke. Rebound of the leg at the finish easier. Legs not held down expensively. My 'Rhecon' stroke has layback at the catch, then legs start, and finish with the a...
by grahamcawood
February 27th, 2018, 11:01 pm
Forum: Links and Articles
Topic: Rowing Injuries (The Physician and Sportsmedicine Article)
Replies: 17
Views: 66952

Re: Rowing Injuries (The Physician and Sportsmedicine Articl

Deep breaths can cause pain if you have a rib stress fracture. Could it be that the movement of the serratus anterior in deep breathing is helping the rowing movements to CAUSE a rib stress fracture? Taking only ONE breath per stroke is likely to need deep breaths. Better to take 2 shallower breaths...
by grahamcawood
January 31st, 2018, 10:56 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: what is good ratio??
Replies: 11
Views: 6462

Re: what is good ratio??

See if you can get a top club rower to stroke your boat for few outings, rating 26+, - COPY him! Don't do drills, slow rating etc. Just copy him!!! A visual example is much better than endless words. Have fun.
by grahamcawood
January 20th, 2018, 4:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Motivation to Erg
Replies: 50
Views: 9684

Re: Motivation to Erg

Why erg? To safely keep fit without wasting time, and to alert me if there are health(heart) issues. To look good in my bathroom mirror, And be proud that I'm not like the many obese types seen round town. After many years single sculling I decided to do daily 30 minute ergs to a sweaty but comforta...
by grahamcawood
January 13th, 2018, 6:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Where should I push with my feet; ball, balanced, heel?
Replies: 12
Views: 3452

Re: Where should I push with my feet; ball, balanced, heel?

The catch is probably the least balanced part of the stroke. It would help if you had both heel and toe contact. Here's what I do: 1. Place a 20mm block placed under the heel - high enough to allow constant heel contact. Angle of footplate under toes not altered. 2. Relax the ankle - it simply rotat...
by grahamcawood
January 8th, 2018, 8:43 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: OK to row every day?
Replies: 32
Views: 29376

Re: OK to row every day?

Yes! Very OK to row daily. Just another daily function - like breakfast. I do a 30 minute erg daily, at 25spm, 1:1 work:recovery ratio, 2 breaths per stroke. Try for the same perceived effort . About 3 years ago I started getting monthly split jumps from 2.03 to about 2.20. This gradually dropped ov...
by grahamcawood
November 4th, 2017, 6:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Correct breathing technique?
Replies: 17
Views: 4098

Re: Correct breathing technique?

Greetings.
Suggest you watch Kimberley Brennan (on Youtube) winning the women's single sculls final at the Rio Olympics for a demo(watch her cheeks) of the 2 breaths per stroke technique. If an expert does it .......!
Have fun!
by grahamcawood
October 26th, 2017, 3:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Breathing technique
Replies: 29
Views: 4460

Re: Breathing technique

Greetings, Watch the Rio olympics women's singles final. The winner clearly shows her breathing technique - out for the catch and release, and doesn"t she look relaxed ! I was not surprised to see this technique, and have been doing it for many years, and now in my daily 7ks on the erg. Do it always...
by grahamcawood
August 27th, 2017, 12:33 am
Forum: Links and Articles
Topic: Rowing Injuries (The Physician and Sportsmedicine Article)
Replies: 17
Views: 66952

Re: Rowing Injuries (The Physician and Sportsmedicine Articl

Greetings, Watching many rowers with knees down at the finish, you can see the effort going into forcing and holding them down - overextending. Apart from doing nothing for the stroke, and using lots of energy, perhaps this is also bad for the knees. The problem is partly caused by the coached techn...