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by sentinal93
November 21st, 2013, 3:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Heart Rate for UT2
Replies: 38
Views: 37047

Re: Heart Rate for UT2

LSS (UT2) can be done at 60% of 2k rating and Watts, with a HR cap at 70% of range. For the heart rate maximum, I use the standard age - 220, but I've read that (like everything everywhere) this can vary from person to person. Is there a subjective way to tell/feel that you're surpassing your perso...
by sentinal93
November 15th, 2013, 8:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Heart Rate for UT2
Replies: 38
Views: 37047

Re: Heart Rate for UT2

Moral of the story for me is that I was too aggressive in trying to maintain a pace I did not have the foundation to do. This thread has been really valuable for me, and your comment really gave me a better understanding training . I've been rowing and erging for about 10 years now, and I've always...
by sentinal93
November 13th, 2013, 11:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Heart Rate for UT2
Replies: 38
Views: 37047

Re: Heart Rate for UT2

Its just about choosing the right pace to suit the distance to give you a middle HR average for the band your training in. That makes sense. However, my bigger question is - how do I know if I'm getting more value out of a UT2 pace vs (for example) at UT1 pace? From what I've read, the point of UT2...
by sentinal93
November 12th, 2013, 9:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Heart Rate for UT2
Replies: 38
Views: 37047

Heart Rate for UT2

Hello all, I bought a heart rate monitor today and gave it a try on an hour piece. I was initially trying to stay in my UT2 zone, which should be somewhere around 130-140 BPM. However, my actual heart rate averages came out in the 150-160 range. Specifically: TIME AVERAGE BPM 0 - 12 130 13 - 24 150 ...
by sentinal93
May 30th, 2013, 8:49 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Low back pain and concept2 rower (SkiErg better?)
Replies: 46
Views: 66478

Re: Low back pain and concept2 rower (SkiErg better?)

I also had low back pain that has been limiting me from erging. In my case, I have very tight hamstrings, so general over-reliance on my lower back for lifting and bending is starting to result in pain. Additionally, I did some muscular damage a year or two ago during a deadlift session where I was ...
by sentinal93
June 6th, 2011, 3:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Weight Training Recovery and Erging
Replies: 2
Views: 1728

Weight Training Recovery and Erging

I've recently decided to start lifting again to supplement erging, which is my exercise of choice. My weight training is a simple compound lift routine - squats, deadlifts, bench press, military press, bent-over rows, pulls, and dips. My goal is to do this routine 2-3x per week. Since erging is such...
by sentinal93
November 18th, 2010, 2:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Powering your workout - Interesting Read
Replies: 8
Views: 2213

Re: Powering your workout - Interesting Read

I made a very sugary paste (a little water and 3 tablespoons of sugar) and swished it around in my mouth for 30 seconds. I spat it out and then rinsed my mouth. I was skeptical of this method and if it would work, and also of the whole 'increased power' effect. I tried this sugar-and-water approach...
by sentinal93
June 11th, 2010, 11:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Ranger's training thread
Replies: 17113
Views: 2216542

Re: Ranger's training thread

Does that not make you a 'bad rower?' Well, I already have two BIRC golds, one in WR time, the other in championship record time, but if I pull sub-6:20 at BIRC 2010, as I think I might, for my age and weight, I will not only be the best erger that ever was, but in all probability, the best that wi...
by sentinal93
June 11th, 2010, 10:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Ranger's training thread
Replies: 17113
Views: 2216542

Re: Ranger's training thread

ranger wrote: "Focus in my life"?

No.
ranger wrote: I think I am heading toward 6-hour sessions. Two hours on the erg, two hours on the bike, and two hours on the water. If I start around 4 a.m., I can be done at 10 a.m.
When you're considering 6-hour sessions, that seems like a 'life focus' to me.
by sentinal93
June 11th, 2010, 9:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Ranger's training thread
Replies: 17113
Views: 2216542

Re: Ranger's training thread

Result: When they race, their bad training tells the tale. They just demonstrate how bad they really are. ranger Don't you think there's a difference between 'being bad' and just not investing into training? You say that you put in 2-3 hours per day training, so you obviously consider erging a big ...
by sentinal93
May 30th, 2010, 10:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Ranger's training thread
Replies: 17113
Views: 2216542

Re: Ranger's training thread

Eric Di Bari 25/M/6'3"/183ish lbs Trying to get my old PRs back. So what _are_ your "old PRs"? ranger A few years ago when I was rowing in college, my times where: 500m 1:23 2k 6:17 5k 16:48 6k 20:16 10k 34:28 HM 75:46 30min 8718m 60min 17038m I was generally better at longer distance pieces than s...
by sentinal93
May 29th, 2010, 5:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Ranger's training thread
Replies: 17113
Views: 2216542

Re: Ranger's training thread

I read through a number of pages of this thread, and I can't figure out the point of it. The first post is just a response to a previous comment. There is no real training-oriented value for the community here, and the whole thing just evolves into a lot of personal ruminations. This seems like a bl...
by sentinal93
May 29th, 2010, 5:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Anaerobic Threshold Training Frequency
Replies: 12
Views: 5652

Re: Anaerobic Threshold Training Frequency

If you want _gains_, increase the number of level 4 and level 3 sessions. If you just want to _re-gain_ some level that you have already reached, increase the number of level 2 and 1 sessions. When you talking about "re-gaining" some level, are you saying that level 1 and 2 workouts only get you to...
by sentinal93
May 29th, 2010, 2:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Anaerobic Threshold Training Frequency
Replies: 12
Views: 5652

Re: Anaerobic Threshold Training Frequency

I'm planning on training for CRASH-Bs, and I intend to get back into erging 'full-time' in July. So that means from July until November I'd be in a pre-competitive period, and from November until February I'd be in an early competitive period. Would it be necessary to include AT training before Nove...
by sentinal93
May 29th, 2010, 12:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Anaerobic Threshold Training Frequency
Replies: 12
Views: 5652

Anaerobic Threshold Training Frequency

I'm in the process of creating a training schedule, and have been looking at training bands. Specifically, I'm unsure as to how many Anaerobic Threshold workouts per week I should perform. I'm hoping to do 7 or 8 sessions per week at the beginning, and maybe even 9 or 10 in the two or three months l...