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by mitchel674
September 30th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Accuracy of the PM5
Replies: 26
Views: 468

Re: Accuracy of the PM5

Okay, now I'm starting to get it. Just finished one of the preset rows, 2000m flywheel at 4, 26spm, hard drive each stroke watt avg 147, finish time8:23.7, breathing harder after 8mins with that setup then when I was doing 5000m in 30mins with wheel at8. Watch more read more learn more. Not sure if...
by mitchel674
September 29th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 29838
Views: 4047954

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Another 10k last night with a last fast split. Feeling a bit of fitness coming back after losing a month to laziness and another month to injury. Time Meters Pace Watts Cal/Hr S/M 46:48.4 10,000m 2:20.4 126 735 22 9:27.8 2,000m 2:21.9 122 721 22 9:27.2 4,000m 2:21.8 123 722 22 9:26.3 6,000m 2:21.5 ...
by mitchel674
September 29th, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Accuracy of the PM5
Replies: 26
Views: 468

Re: Accuracy of the PM5

Don't really understand, been watching videos, my daughter is a personal trainer and she's watched me row, drive with the legs and so on, flywheel at 8 , always, which is easy for me, ex-competitive power lifter, amateur bodybuilder, early 60's but look like 40. Want to get this right. Welcome. You...
by mitchel674
September 27th, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 29838
Views: 4047954

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Hit a major milestone for me today during a routine 10k when I passed 5 million meters on my erg. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Lens-test/i-wqmPcnj/0/f1dc1458/O/92720-1.jpg Thanks to everyone here for all of their encouragement and support. I've never stuck with an exercise regimen like this befo...
by mitchel674
September 26th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 29838
Views: 4047954

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Interval session today with Eric Murray on youtube. This was good for me and pushed me out of my comfort zone into some higher ratings. 4x8 minutes r2:30 with 2 minute changes in each interval. 20,22,24,26 22,24,26,28 24,26,28,30 26,28,30,32 That last interval was a beast. I rarely see 32spm, and ha...
by mitchel674
September 25th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Concept2 Model D Rower -- HR monitoring
Replies: 31
Views: 636

Re: Concept2 Model D Rower -- HR monitoring

I wouldn't be surprised if in your effort to protect your shoulder you wind up shooting the slide. This would lead to a very weak and ineffective drive. You need to "hang" onto the bar as you start your drive. Shoulders, arms and hands relaxed with your core engaged while you start your drive with ...
by mitchel674
September 25th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Concept2 Model D Rower -- HR monitoring
Replies: 31
Views: 636

Re: Concept2 Model D Rower -- HR monitoring

I wouldn't be surprised if in your effort to protect your shoulder you wind up shooting the slide. This would lead to a very weak and ineffective drive. You need to "hang" onto the bar as you start your drive. Shoulders, arms and hands relaxed with your core engaged while you start your drive with y...
by mitchel674
September 25th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Concept2 Model D Rower -- HR monitoring
Replies: 31
Views: 636

Re: Concept2 Model D Rower -- HR monitoring

So, at the lower stroke rate the speed wasn't fantastic: Average: 318.6m/500m I'm going to watch all those videos posted in this thread. Thank you!!! I did watch one amazing video yesterday before doing this session in the evening, which is a to-me incredible routine for beginners, expertly execute...
by mitchel674
September 24th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Concept2 Model D Rower -- HR monitoring
Replies: 31
Views: 636

Re: Concept2 Model D Rower -- HR monitoring

Welcome to the forum. In answer to your questions.....most likely, there is nothing wrong with your rower. 99.9% of the time, it's a problem with your form. Check out youtube for rowing drills to help you learn the correct technique. If you're no bashful, post a video of yourself rowing. We have a ...
by mitchel674
September 24th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan modifications?
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Pete Plan modifications?

If your only goal is to row for general health and fitness and you are rowing 5 days/week, perhaps you could just row 4 long steady state pieces and pick one day of intervals just to keep your speed up and keep it interesting. This is what I currently do. I have no immediate plans for time trials a...
by mitchel674
September 24th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan modifications?
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Pete Plan modifications?

Thanks for the reply - I've been rowing all 5 sessions since week 1. I guess a better question to ask is - if my training is geared more for general health and higher levels of fitness, and not to race, is the Pete Plan the best course for a beginner? I don't necessarily think the BPP is geared tow...
by mitchel674
September 23rd, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Concept2 Model D Rower -- HR monitoring
Replies: 31
Views: 636

Re: Concept2 Model D Rower -- HR monitoring

Thanks for the replies! I will pursue the info. Did a followup session this morning, 10:00 minutes exactly. Lowered the resistance to 4 before starting. Strategy in mind was to get maximum chain retraction/extension while developing a rhythm and some semblance of form. I felt I was getting somewher...
by mitchel674
September 23rd, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan modifications?
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Pete Plan modifications?

Welcome. Are you only rowing the three mandatory sessions in the BPP? If so, it is true that Pete does transition away from two longer ows each week at week 12. Would you consider doing the fourth row which he considers optional? These are typically 30 minutes or some prescribed distance 10-12km. If...
by mitchel674
September 22nd, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to read Pete Plan Beginner?
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: How to read Pete Plan Beginner?

Have you scrolled down to where he explains each row? Pretty self explanatory with his descriptions. Week 1: 5000m – The three key points you want to concentrate on during all of your erg sessions are technique, relaxation, and efficiency. Use the single distance pieces to work on the different elem...
by mitchel674
September 19th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Program to work up to5k
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: Program to work up to5k

Welcome and congrats on the new rower. Have you read through the sticky thread for beginners? https://www.c2forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=185257 Lots of good information there. A few key points are to work on your rowing stroke and technique. Watch videos and do beginner drills. I strongly recommend...