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by TabbRows
August 21st, 2014, 6:27 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: ErgData App
Replies: 1
Views: 1782

ErgData App

I've been playing around with the Erg Data app at my gym. I had to update the firmware on 4 PM3s, 2 were the original factory firmware, 2 were the #92 firmware. But it was easily done. I'm trying to get an idea of what to look for and what some of the the metric mean. I understand the basic definiti...
by TabbRows
July 25th, 2014, 8:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Point me in the right direction
Replies: 26
Views: 6900

Re: Point me in the right direction

Kudos for taking steps to improve your health and fitness via rowing. All the suggestions by lindsayh, hjs and jamesg are good ones. Remember though that weight loss beings in the *** DELETE - SPAM *** with "push aways"--push away from the table. So good diversified nutrition with reasonable portion...
by TabbRows
July 17th, 2014, 2:30 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model B chain came off and doesn't retract
Replies: 2
Views: 3167

Re: Model B chain came off and doesn't retract

The chain should just easily fit back into the sprockets (?) on either of the two gears, just like replacing a bike chain. As far as repairing the retraction mechanism, C2 does have a good guide on replacing the shock cord which includes replacing the gearing that connects the chain to the shock cor...
by TabbRows
July 1st, 2014, 12:38 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Distance calculation
Replies: 14
Views: 13591

Re: Distance calculation

You might wish to look at your technique a bit. Not quibbling with your distance, power or formulas at all. Differences between your 1/2 hour and hour rows are in line with Paul's law (double the distance/time add 5 seconds to pace/500m). But your stroke rate is in the sprint range for a long distan...
by TabbRows
July 1st, 2014, 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 15 million meter club --
Replies: 3
Views: 3995

Re: 15 million meter club --

Fantastic!!! :D

I'm bit behind you (400K) but looking forward to joining you later this year :)
by TabbRows
June 30th, 2014, 12:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Workout plan without erg to prepare for rowing
Replies: 6
Views: 3978

Re: Workout plan without erg to prepare for rowing

Where do you live? Any rowing clubs nearby? Any crossfit gyms nearby? Seek these out for instruction and maybe use of a machine. Also check around your area for other gyms that may have a couple of rowing machines. They'll be unused a lot of the time. Gold's usually has them. Some 24 Hour fitness fr...
by TabbRows
June 27th, 2014, 9:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: POLL - Should Challenge/Honor Board leaders verify mileage?
Replies: 90
Views: 37548

Re: POLL - Should Challenge/Honor Board leaders verify milea

I struck a vote for "only the Challenges". Mainly to lift the category out of its egg-shaped status. I tend to agree with Carl that tech will soon help narrow some of these gaps. Challenges and organized competition should probably be the primary sources for verified distance results and records, so...
by TabbRows
June 9th, 2014, 1:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Back in the slide after a decade+ away...
Replies: 3
Views: 1671

Re: Back in the slide after a decade+ away...

Mike, May I suggest you google Pete Marston's Beginner training plan. http://thepeteplan.wordpress.com/beginner-training/ The plan goes into a great deal of specifics and what each session is trying to accomplish. You can start where ever you like, or are fit to start based on longer rows. Once comp...
by TabbRows
May 6th, 2014, 8:35 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Sample Diet Plan?
Replies: 15
Views: 9918

Re: Sample Diet Plan?

What it all boils down to regarding diet, is to eat a well balanced diet that includes fruits, veggies, carbs, meat-red and white, fish, some saturated fat, some unsaturated fat, dairy, including prepared foods, et.al.. But it's all about portion control. Too much of something will add weight and ma...
by TabbRows
April 8th, 2014, 7:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Need help lowering my time!
Replies: 3
Views: 1667

Re: Need help lowering my time!

Jamesg's advice will work in the long run. I suspect you need a quicker improvement as your performance in States and Sweeps will be viewed by potential college programs. You're stroke in 8/4s. You have a coach. See your coach. He/she knows more about your abilities and capabilities than anyone. Bes...
by TabbRows
April 2nd, 2014, 8:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Buy local vs Concept2 site vs Amazon
Replies: 12
Views: 23039

Re: Buy local vs Concept2 site vs Amazon

I'd like to chime in here. Regards of where you buy your erg, local, Amazon or C2, remember the erg was built by C2. And if you ever need anything, advice, replacement parts, how-tos, etc., C2 has a great customer support system. And reasonably fast shipping if needed. Unlike some software companies...
by TabbRows
March 26th, 2014, 8:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady state and running
Replies: 6
Views: 3450

Re: Steady state and running

Thanks for the hasty replies, though I am still wondering if 90 minutes today is a good amount to be doing, and if so how often I should take rest days, and if not what should I do instead? I agree in the main with jamesg. Just keep doing what you're doing. However, regarding your last question on ...
by TabbRows
March 6th, 2014, 8:10 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM2 monitor available
Replies: 11
Views: 4643

Re: PM2 monitor available

Bernd57....is this a PM2+ where you can hook up to a computer or HR Monitor? Or is it the older PM2? And ebay might be your best bet on selling.
by TabbRows
February 13th, 2014, 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Made an app for tracking rowing workouts. What do you think?
Replies: 1
Views: 3578

Re: Made an app for tracking rowing workouts. What do you th

Looks interesting, especially the charts. But there are several apps out there that do as much and more. Can you link/upload to the C2 log? Or to a PM3/4 monitor? Data only post workout? Data only pace? Can you see watts? Avg SPM? Anything to show during workout? Can you see intervals or spit distan...
by TabbRows
February 5th, 2014, 3:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pyramid
Replies: 5
Views: 2895

Re: Pyramid

Whoever gave you this workout should have explained what you are trying to accomplish. I haven't heard of this particular pyramid, not sure what's being accomplished by doing 225 strokes. The pyramid structure is usually used to break up the monotony of a longer rows and get you to experience differ...