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by mdpfirrman
January 22nd, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Feet Position: High or Low for Mechanical Advantage?
Replies: 13
Views: 7187

Re: Feet Position: High or Low for Mechanical Advantage?

Just to complicate things further, with my new lifting shoes (that I love) I've gone back from four holes to three. Think my old shoes that I got used to the three were closer to old running shoes than proper rowing shoes. Now I have a pair of Vibram lifting shoes (minimalist shoes). That can change...
by mdpfirrman
January 11th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Amazon UK Model D for £500
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Amazon UK Model D for £500

What's the shipping charge look like? Sometimes they offer low prices then stick it to you on the shipping.
by mdpfirrman
January 9th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Polarized training 5k sessions
Replies: 16
Views: 757

Re: Polarized training 5k sessions

I agree with Mark, it's not that hard. And I also agree with Remo above too. I'm doing a modified 5K PP as the basis of my training right now. Now, my back keeps getting tweaked so I'm doing it right now on an Assault style bike but same concepts. Here's what I'm doing: Sunday - 70 minutes or so of ...
by mdpfirrman
January 7th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Should there be more drug testing in masters rowing?
Replies: 34
Views: 1349

Re: Should there be more drug testing in masters rowing?

I think you also have to look at the techniques in cycling to "get around" testing. Those types of doping take a lot of money and resources. Honestly, aside from a few supplements perhaps, I'm not sure the avid Indoor Rower could afford doing that. I think it's more been about science and understand...
by mdpfirrman
January 4th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Please help me row slower...
Replies: 30
Views: 997

Re: Please help me row slower...

Good stuff guys. Thanks. Been working hard on this stuff too. I think I might break down and get a HRM soon. I find that 2K plus around 20 to 21 is right for me. If I'm 2K + 18 or so, I'm feeling well trained and working harder than I should be.
by mdpfirrman
January 2nd, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1781
Views: 103842

Re: Pete Plan Thread

PP C1W2D1 Pyramid interval session at 2k PB pace. I decided that 2:00 was my 2k pace, as I did my best 2k (8:16) "by accident". All cold start. Started off much too fast and paid for it during the 2nd 750m, but managed to recover and finish with my head held high :-). Great fun. Pace spm 250m 1:48....
by mdpfirrman
January 2nd, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Please critique my form
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Re: Please critique my form

@ Mitchell - First of all, good to see you and put a face to a name! You're also braver than I am. After nearly five years of rowing, I haven't had the nerve to have my form evaluated. I thought the same as most have commented. Just wanted to mention that working on form for KB Swings has helped me ...
by mdpfirrman
January 2nd, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1781
Views: 103842

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Ski BPP1.2 6x500 2r 2:05.7--3,000m--2:00.9--43--165 1:55.2--500m--1:55.2--43--149 1:56.8--500m--1:56.8--47--162 2:02.3--500m--2:02.3--43--167 2:04.6--500m--2:04.6--41--167 2:03.8--500m--2:03.8--41--170 2:02.9--500m--2:02.9--43--172 That's a great idea Ray. Doing the BPP for the SkiErg. Not like you...
by mdpfirrman
December 31st, 2018, 8:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1781
Views: 103842

Re: Pete Plan Thread

@ Shadow - what you'll find, with time, is that you just want to keep the hard days hard and the "easier" days easier. I still struggle with that often. This is really important to remember but a very simple trap to fall into. "If your low stuff is too high, your high stuff will be too low" - Pete ...
by mdpfirrman
December 30th, 2018, 7:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1781
Views: 103842

Re: Pete Plan Thread

@ Shadow - what you'll find, with time, is that you just want to keep the hard days hard and the "easier" days easier. I still struggle with that often. Tweaked my lower back around 3 months ago and during the recovery period wasn't able to really push hard. My strength is just really coming back to...
by mdpfirrman
December 30th, 2018, 3:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1781
Views: 103842

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Would agree with Hobbit. Please post your workouts on here. I started the thread last year (after we kept doing another one every year). The Pete Plan probably has very special meaning to me because I kind of came out of the lurking on a PP thread years ago. When I started, I was the guy asking a mi...
by mdpfirrman
December 26th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Why I am not loosing weight?
Replies: 31
Views: 1259

Re: Why I am not loosing weight?

I got up to 250 lbs at my heaviest and got down to around 215 by exercising alone. That took me around 2 years after years of inactivity. I couldn't get beyond that even though I was eating healthier foods. Then, my wife got on an app that tracked calories (Loseit) and I joined her. She quickly quit...
by mdpfirrman
December 26th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength Training for rowing / erging and health
Replies: 17
Views: 850

Re: Strength Training for rowing / erging and health

Christmas is over here this week but you know you've changed your health when a LOT of your major Christmas gifts from your adult kids and wife revolved around working out and improving rowing/strength. Got Bowflex adjustable weights and Vibram (lifting shoes) from my wife. Got a door attachment thi...
by mdpfirrman
December 20th, 2018, 3:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength Training for rowing / erging and health
Replies: 17
Views: 850

Re: Strength Training for rowing / erging and health

I honestly think some body weight pushups and some shoulder work on top of the rowing is absolute minimum. I'm trying to simplify my life right now, so I've been limiting posting, been working hard and trying to workout smarter. I'm really working on keeping my rowing work to four easy, longish SS a...
by mdpfirrman
December 20th, 2018, 1:04 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Best heart rate strap for pm5 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: Best heart rate strap for pm5 ?

I had a Polar H7. Lasted barely outside warrantee and was dead. So was the wife's. Once the original battery died, the next battery (and I tried several) it never worked again. Never had that problem with other Polar devices. Huge disappointment. I've been considering another one. I have looked at t...