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by mitchel674
February 20th, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to erg, what is your average/peak force?
Replies: 47
Views: 799

Re: New to erg, what is your average/peak force?

You need a more explosive push with your legs at the start of your drive. Your stroke looks like a leisurely walk in the park.

Lower your drag factor and watch your force curve.

This video really gets into it well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiQ0Mqlk_Lo
by mitchel674
February 19th, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New to erg, what is your average/peak force?
Replies: 47
Views: 799

Re: New to erg, what is your average/peak force?

Nice discussion about SPI, but the OP has more issues than the esoterics being debated. Take a look at his force curve from the other thread.

Probably pretty poor technique and likely shooting the slide.

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by mitchel674
February 19th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New to erg, what is your average/peak force?
Replies: 47
Views: 799

Re: New to erg, what is your average/peak force?

OP, is there some reason you never responded to your previous thread? https://www.c2forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=188093 The answers are there. You have a slow, weak stroke. You showed us this when you posted the photo of your force curve. Suggestions were made for you if you have an interest in how...
by mitchel674
February 12th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: ERGData+PM3+HR sensor and workout date question
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: ERGData+PM3+HR sensor and workout date question

Verification codes and so sounds like a lot of work. And as for workouts.. I just wanted to edit the "date" and I didn't figure out how, I guess I should check the date on the gym erg as part of the routine. As a suggestion, maybe the ERGData app could check the date from the phone as part of the c...
by mitchel674
February 12th, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Not getting much force from my legs
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: Not getting much force from my legs

That is an interesting force curve. It's good that you are even looking at the force curve to figure out the problem. You can use it to correct the weakness in your drive. There are some good videos online. I like to think of the first part of the drive as an explosive push off the machine with my l...
by mitchel674
February 6th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength training for masters rowers
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: Strength training for masters rowers

I'm 55 years old. Over the past year I've settled into a pattern of rowing 5 days a week and strength training 2 days a week. Each day of strength training is different. Day one is mostly squats and overhead press. Day two is bench press and pull-ups. Each day also includes ab and deltoid work. I ty...
by mitchel674
February 4th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: I found my holy grail
Replies: 13
Views: 785

Re: I found my holy grail

I think most people start out on the rower with good intentions but I have to be honest, it got pretty boring after 6 months. My solution to this is to make indoor rowing only a part of my workouts. I have two basic routines, one where I do the erg then a mix of weights and core exercises, and one ...
by mitchel674
February 4th, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hit my million!
Replies: 14
Views: 710

Re: Hit my million!

Congrats on your milestone!! It does show your dedication and great effort. I still wear my 1 million meter t-shirt with pride even now as I approach the 4 million meter mark.
by mitchel674
February 3rd, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Atmospheric pressure as a marginal gain ?
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Atmospheric pressure as a marginal gain ?

I live at sea level and just spent a week skiing in Vail, Colorado (8200ft). I would row every day after skiing and can confirm that altitude is a real b@tch. I row with a HR monitor and noted at least a 10-15% increase in my HR just to maintain my steady state pacing for a 30 minute row. I'm happy ...
by mitchel674
February 2nd, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 25956
Views: 3070723

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Dangerscouse wrote:
February 2nd, 2020, 8:50 am
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Stu, congrats on that great effort! Impressive pacing. Looks like you had a bit left in the tank there at the end.
by mitchel674
January 30th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowpro 5.4 Custom Rows
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: Rowpro 5.4 Custom Rows

I don't think that can be done. I've never seen the option to vary the time or distance in the custom intervals when I've set them up.
by mitchel674
January 27th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Couple of beginner questions
Replies: 17
Views: 659

Re: Couple of beginner questions

What was your drag factor set at for your row? I've heard from many folks who complain about back pain after rowing and it is often due to the drag factor being too high. I tried a few different ones from 3 to 8. I didn't go crazy hard, just trying to keep form. Keeping the back straight in the cat...
by mitchel674
January 27th, 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Couple of beginner questions
Replies: 17
Views: 659

Re: Couple of beginner questions

What was your drag factor set at for your row? I've heard from many folks who complain about back pain after rowing and it is often due to the drag factor being too high.
by mitchel674
January 14th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 24 week Pete Plan
Replies: 33
Views: 1636

Re: 24 week Pete Plan

Not sure where I got the 15spm but I think it was in something I saw that said that keeping the spm low while upping the split time was a good way to develop a more efficient stroke. That's true, but 15spm is very low. I started out doing the BPP long rows at 20spm. I would count the 1 second drive...
by mitchel674
January 13th, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: New Rower 10k time and weight
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: New Rower 10k time and weight

Great job! These long, steady rows coupled with proper diet are what you need to lose weight.

Have you considered rowing after fasting? Even rowing first thing in the morning before eating will signal your body to burn fat as your fuel for your exercise.