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by mdpfirrman
November 20th, 2018, 3:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength training vs Erging
Replies: 46
Views: 682

Re: Strength training vs Erging

My own problem is that I am a weakling. Always have been and have never really done any weight training. I am athletic and coordinated. I play tennis and ski at high levels. However, when I look at what I can lift, it's pathetic. I can only bench press 100lbs, squat with 140lbs and deadlift 160lbs....
by mdpfirrman
November 20th, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength training vs Erging
Replies: 46
Views: 682

Re: Strength training vs Erging

@ Mitchell - nice discussion. I've been following. Not much to contribute, though. My weight training experience is a little more than yours, but I'm more toward the novice end than the expert end. I think that you and others have touched on it. Fitness is balance. That's what Cross Fitters understa...
by mdpfirrman
November 19th, 2018, 5:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1659
Views: 85660

Re: Pete Plan Thread

@ Andrew - thanks on the Teeter suggestion. We had one for years and sold around a year ago. Wife loved it, I didn't really get that much out of it to be honest. I just think I injured the lower back so severely in my 20s that it's always going to be a bit problematic for me. Every time I've tried h...
by mdpfirrman
November 19th, 2018, 2:40 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: ACL reconstruction rehab / erg question
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: ACL reconstruction rehab / erg question

Went though four in four years (the entire family). Daughter was your daughter's age and had to wait two years. Her surgeon wanted to wait until she was done growing. This was over a decade ago and I'm guessing the technology has changed (a lot has in the last 10 years). Stationary bikes are great. ...
by mdpfirrman
November 15th, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1659
Views: 85660

Re: Pete Plan Thread

@ Nottsyossarian -- Henry (Hjs) already answered you but just to add to it, the full PP is geared toward maximizing your speed. It sharpens what you already should have -- aerobic capacity. Shorter rests work aerobic more, the full PP assumes you're already trained. Though many on here use the PP fo...
by mdpfirrman
November 6th, 2018, 6:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 21101
Views: 1959985

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Been working hard, just not posting up a lot. 10K on Sunday (broken up into two 5K sessions @ 2:08) Monday - 8K plus 15 minutes on the AirDyne. Slower on the rower. Around 2:11 Today - 7500K on the rower around 2:10/2:11 and 25 minutes on the AirBike. On a side note, I was planning on moving to Tucs...
by mdpfirrman
November 1st, 2018, 1:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 21101
Views: 1959985

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Trying to ramp it back up now that the back is feeling better. Did 3 X 1500/1' today @ 1:57 or so. Was going to do 4, but took it "easy" on the AirBike for another 6 hard minute set, then another 2 more sets of 5' hard on the bike w/ 2' easy peddling, then a few more 4' sets. I think it overestimate...
by mdpfirrman
November 1st, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1659
Views: 85660

Re: Pete Plan Thread

I don't know half of what Greg does and I'm coming off of back injury, but I would find the BPP too easy also. I'm planning on doing the 5K PP as my ongoing training. I don't like, though, too much stress unless I'm coming up on an indoor race (I only race once or twice a year). I've found in the pa...
by mdpfirrman
October 31st, 2018, 3:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 21101
Views: 1959985

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

1k Time Trial Time............... 3:16.1 Pace............... 1:38.0 DF.................. 125 SPM................ 40 New British 60-69 Lwt Record Ouch! This was tough....very tough...but delighted to have beaten the 12 year old British Record by 0.6. Before Jim (Cyclingman) mentions it I should say ...
by mdpfirrman
October 30th, 2018, 1:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 21101
Views: 1959985

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

@ JP - nice work, I'm getting back on that 5K PP soon. That's exactly how you're supposed to execute that. @ Lindsay - there's a lot of information in your shorthand! I've learned a lot from it. Today, warming up to get back to the 5K PP, I did 9 X 500m, 1'. Nothing like Rod's workout but OK for me ...
by mdpfirrman
October 29th, 2018, 3:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1659
Views: 85660

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Mike, I have been struggling with a bit of a back issue and that CTC as well. I keep seeing boats only a few seconds ahead of mine and have tried to better my time, but have gone HD due to back not allowing me to go hard enough. Still been able to stick with BPP without an issue, but hoping to have...
by mdpfirrman
October 29th, 2018, 10:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1659
Views: 85660

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Really nice work Rob. All of you are having tremendous progress! Back is mostly better but my aerobic capacity suffered being not able to do harder work for around five/six weeks. I'm going on vacation to Vegas for a few days in a couple of weeks. After that, I might join back in on the 5K PP again....
by mdpfirrman
October 25th, 2018, 4:18 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Subscapular adhesions/dropped shoulder
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Subscapular adhesions/dropped shoulder

All great suggestions. One exercise that helped me Jack is (it's hard to describe) but engaging your scapular muscles. You sit in a pushup/plank position and round your shoulders up and engage your scapular muscles, then let them sink down and do it again, all from a plank position. Heard it called ...
by mdpfirrman
October 25th, 2018, 1:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 21101
Views: 1959985

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Trying to ramp up some rowing meters. Been doing plenty of cardio but was doing 50/50 on the rower and the AirBike for a while because the back. Would like to start getting in around 10K meters a day again on the rower. Decided to ease back into that today with 5K row @ 2:11, then 18 minutes or so o...
by mdpfirrman
October 24th, 2018, 3:12 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Subscapular adhesions/dropped shoulder
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Subscapular adhesions/dropped shoulder

Jack - as always, many of us will provide useless advice that isn’t relevant! I’ve been doing several things that have made shoulder life much better for me. One is simply just hanging. I hang in increments x 3 or so on gymnastic rings. Really is awesome for lots of things. Also have included “YWTs...