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by nowherefast
May 10th, 2009, 1:01 pm
Forum: FAQ
Topic: Inside of arms / biceps, elbow area "sore"
Replies: 6
Views: 11134

elbow pain

I've had the pain you describe. The solution that worked for me was to go to a sporting goods store and buy an elbow sleeve which I wore whenever I rowed or did strength work (seated benches & seated rows). Wearing it and being very self-conscious of my grip on the C2 handle (when I rowed hard I had...
by nowherefast
April 17th, 2009, 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dyno Strength Trainer
Replies: 3
Views: 3079

I bought a new DYNO in 2006 and have used it consistently and injury free since then. It is next to my Model D Rower and they compliment each other very well. I've never understood why it didn't catch on and I hope its demise is temporary while its updated. The three movements are the bedrock of str...
by nowherefast
August 17th, 2007, 10:01 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Dyno Research
Replies: 2
Views: 1161

I can't lay my hands on it, but C2 itself used to publish as part of its promotional materials research done by an Ohio University professor (not Ohio State University, Ohio University...it's in Athens, Ohio). Anyway, as I recall, he tested three groups who trained on the C2 (one only used the rower...
by nowherefast
August 1st, 2007, 7:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Wrist support on Concept2
Replies: 11
Views: 3570

Be aware of your grip on the handle. Don't grasp it too tightly and try not to hook your thumb around it. I had some wrist problems awhile back and found that adjusting my grip by "lightening" it helped, after rest, prevent a reoccurence of my injury.
by nowherefast
July 10th, 2007, 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking to buy used Concept2 DYNO
Replies: 6
Views: 2219

I am truly sorry C2 is abandoning the DYNO. In truth, I've never understood why the UK C2 website embraced the machine so (the UK police even use it for their applicant screening process) while here there seemed to be little support for it. I own one and have always been pleased with it. The three c...
by nowherefast
May 30th, 2007, 6:17 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Wrist pain
Replies: 3
Views: 4214

Just to close the loop, thanks to all for your advice. As usual, the best advice is rest, which most of us avoid. Fortunately I developed a heavy cold to go with the injured wrist. This resulted in a three week lay off. I rowed/DYNOed the next three weeks(after the lay off) with a wrist band. I've b...
by nowherefast
May 16th, 2007, 5:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: DYNO force and stroke length
Replies: 1
Views: 1230

I use the DYNO as well and would support your observation. When rowing fast I have a tendency to push the seat too close to my heels. When that happens most of the force is from my upper body coupled with momentum. Since using the DYNO and adding slides to my rower I have found I'm getting my legs m...
by nowherefast
March 5th, 2007, 3:14 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Wrist pain
Replies: 3
Views: 4214

Wrist pain

My left wrist gives me great pain whenever I have to rotate it from palms down ninety degrees to palm facing in. It started Friday after a lifting session. I took a day off and did a thirty minute pain-free row yesterday. Today I did a 5K w/o pain but when I moved to my DYNO to lift I got a sharp sh...
by nowherefast
October 11th, 2006, 5:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Suggestions for Training - Peak at Crash-B
Replies: 11
Views: 2967

igoeja: I think you are under-rating your current capacity. First, the only aerobic work you need to do is on your rower. I like to do some resistance training myself but do it just after my row. I'd suggest either a 5K row six days a week or three 5Ks and two 7500m rows (if you really need two days...
by nowherefast
September 3rd, 2006, 9:17 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Weight Training for Rowing
Replies: 20
Views: 6339

I don't think you're starting an argument. It's a discussion. I don't doubt the research you cite. I also don't know the initial fitness level of maritito, who started this discussion. As a coach I valued once said, each of us is an experiment of one when it comes to training. Over many years of tra...
by nowherefast
August 31st, 2006, 2:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Weight Training for Rowing
Replies: 20
Views: 6339

Although I stand by my work-out I now see that I misrepresented my time. It was 6:52 not 42. Anyway, I really appreciated the feedback on alternative ways to use the DYNO and will try out next time I use it. Thanks!
by nowherefast
August 25th, 2006, 4:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Weight Training for Rowing
Replies: 20
Views: 6339

I have become a big fan (no pun intended) of C2's DYNO. I used it at a gym for two years after recuperating from back surgery. When I changed gyms I reverted to using conventional weight machines and rapidly returned to my old poundage. Now my in-home gym consists of a Model D and a DYNO. If your go...
by nowherefast
August 10th, 2006, 4:55 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Trying to integrate lifting into an aerobic-heavy schedule
Replies: 7
Views: 4899

You only need three core strength movements. Coincidentally, they not only target the most muscles, they target the muscles you need in rowing. I suggest on your rowing days you fit in three sets of bench presses and three sets of bent-over rows (be VERY careful on form: knees bent, bent at about 45...
by nowherefast
July 25th, 2006, 7:08 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Thoughts on this workout?
Replies: 4
Views: 2816

Thoughts on this workout

You might consider doing bench presses with your dumbells while on the excercise ball, then using the same weight roll over to your stomach and pull the dumbells to your chest in a rowing motion. You'd get the back and chest into it with the benefit that these excercises directly relate to your rowi...
by nowherefast
July 11th, 2006, 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Concept2
Replies: 34
Views: 11917

Concept 2 Image

I'm a first time poster but fifteen year user of the Concept 2 Rower. I think your image is of a high quality "niche" fitness equipment company with a dedicated customer base whose devotion to the sport and the company border on the cultish. I've owned a B, a C and now a D and have always been chall...