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by mitchel674
January 16th, 2021, 4:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What is your drive time?
Replies: 1
Views: 68

What is your drive time?

As I peer at the flattented shape of my force curve, it occurs to me that drive time likely plays a role. I'm curious about everyone's drive time. Please also list your height as this could influence drive time.

My average drive time is 0.75 seconds and I am 6ft tall.
by mitchel674
January 13th, 2021, 11:41 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Power meter for rowing machine??
Replies: 26
Views: 532

Re: Power meter for rowing machine??

From one point of view I am trying to learn if there is any affordable way to convert a dumb machine to a smart one. Concept2 is great and I understand your persistence with it. I had the oportunity to use it some times during previous visits to some gyms. The main reason I am posting here is that ...
by mitchel674
January 13th, 2021, 11:05 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Power meter for rowing machine??
Replies: 26
Views: 532

Re: Power meter for rowing machine??

Good or bad I m stuck with those non concept2 machines now. So no special reason besides I'd have to spend some additional hundred of bucks in order to upgrade to a concept2 solution. In any case it looks like that there is an empty fitness market space to be filled concerning some kind of an affor...
by mitchel674
January 13th, 2021, 10:16 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Power meter for rowing machine??
Replies: 26
Views: 532

Re: Power meter for rowing machine??

Dear Nomath, thank you very much for the extensive and very comprehensible response to my question. My point was not about laboratory sesearch or experimental use of such a power meter-accelerator gauge. That is even if concept models could be considered a supreme rowing tool, there are many people...
by mitchel674
January 13th, 2021, 7:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Targeting strokes per minutes
Replies: 26
Views: 848

Re: Targeting strokes per minutes

Thank you all again for the great feedback. By the way, I'm male, 56, 6'1", and 208. I followed the pick drills in the video and that and the advice you provided helped me figure out that I really was shooting the slide and relying more on my arms than legs. I had a much better workout this morning...
by mitchel674
January 12th, 2021, 8:56 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowpro, online racing and HR
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Rowpro, online racing and HR

Carl summed it up. I'm running the latest version of Rowpro. The key for me is to connect my HR monitor (ANT+) to the PM5 first. I then connect my phone to the PM5 so I can run ergdata. The last step is to connect the USB cable to my laptop running Rowpro. This sequence works for me. Any variation a...
by mitchel674
January 10th, 2021, 7:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 4 Second Intervals
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: 4 Second Intervals

Lots of folks do some variation of this to break up long rows. I will often throw in some version of power 10 strokes every 500m or every 5 minutes to keep things interesting.
by mitchel674
January 10th, 2021, 10:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Weight adjusted times
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Weight adjusted times

I love weight adjusted times! A skinny guy like me at 157lbs did my one hour of steady state at 1:52. I can pretend I'm a rowing beast!
by mitchel674
January 8th, 2021, 3:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Targeting strokes per minutes
Replies: 26
Views: 848

Re: Targeting strokes per minutes

What is your age, sex and weight? Think about this simply. You going at 33 spm and a 2:28 pace is relatively slow and weak. Imagine if you were able to maintain your 2:28 pace at 23 spm. Right now you are wasting energy going up and down the slide. A more efficient stroke will allow you to achieve y...
by mitchel674
January 5th, 2021, 9:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Best 2 & 10k training programs
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: Best 2 & 10k training programs

How do you train for a 10k with only 20 minutes?
by mitchel674
January 3rd, 2021, 2:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pre - 'Beginner Pete Plan'
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Pre - 'Beginner Pete Plan'

Lots of evidence that Long Slow Distance workouts are necessary and should make up the bulk (by time 80-90%) of your workout plan. They should be VERY slow compared to what you can do if you push. You should be able to talk in sentences while rowing, or even sing. Almost, but not quite, able to bre...
by mitchel674
January 3rd, 2021, 9:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pre - 'Beginner Pete Plan'
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Pre - 'Beginner Pete Plan'

I believe you are overthinking this. Really no need to make the approach to the BPP this complicated. Just gradually work your way up to being able to comfortably row 5k in one sitting. There is no need to mimic the interval portion of the plan. The bigger question to answer is how you hurt your bac...
by mitchel674
January 1st, 2021, 9:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: More evidence "Go Slow and Easy" better than "Work Hard"
Replies: 30
Views: 1345

Re: More evidence "Go Slow and Easy" better than "Work Hard"

There's no doubt that this works for people who are prepared to put in serious volume. Elite rowers usually clock up so many metres that there's no way they could do it at anything other than "slow" pace (although their "slow" would be anything but for most of us). Some of the forumites have also h...
by mitchel674
January 1st, 2021, 10:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: More evidence "Go Slow and Easy" better than "Work Hard"
Replies: 30
Views: 1345

Re: More evidence "Go Slow and Easy" better than "Work Hard"

There's no doubt that this works for people who are prepared to put in serious volume. Elite rowers usually clock up so many metres that there's no way they could do it at anything other than "slow" pace (although their "slow" would be anything but for most of us). Some of the forumites have also h...
by mitchel674
December 30th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Metronome Training
Replies: 21
Views: 1532

Re: Metronome Training

You're as mad as a box of frogs. He who cannot be named. The only poetry professor to ever get banned for life from this forum used to advocate it. Everyone else thought he and his preachings were completely crazy. You'll find some of his noise and complete nonsense in his eponymous thread https://...