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by flan48
July 27th, 2011, 12:13 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: New Model D user with sweaty palms and sore seat
Replies: 22
Views: 4523

Re: New Model D user with sweaty palms and sore seat

Although I no longer row/erg (spinal surgery 1 year ago -laminectomy + fusion at L4/5), when I did I used John Rupp's suggestion as to reverse wrapping nylon socks. Cotton will tear up your hands/fingers as it gets moist.

Best regards
Barry
by flan48
May 27th, 2010, 9:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing/Erging Post-Spinal Surgery
Replies: 7
Views: 3658

Re: Rowing/Erging Post-Spinal Surgery

Thank you for your responses. Yes, my gut feeling is that as much as I love(ed) working out on the erg, I do not want to get injured again and it is simply not worth the risk. I truly am thankful thus far that I can exercise walk again and [u]carefully[/u] work out with weights (light using good tec...
by flan48
May 26th, 2010, 6:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing/Erging Post-Spinal Surgery
Replies: 7
Views: 3658

Re: Rowing/Erging Post-Spinal Surgery

Sorry, but I left out the surgical details: Laminectomy plus fusion at L4/5.
Best regards
by flan48
May 26th, 2010, 2:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing/Erging Post-Spinal Surgery
Replies: 7
Views: 3658

Rowing/Erging Post-Spinal Surgery

Hello all, I have been off my C2 D since September 2007 when I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis (shifting of vertebrae). The problem caused me a very significant amount of pain in my right leg. Unfortunately I had to sell my C2. Fast forward and after a great deal of PT and e...
by flan48
May 3rd, 2010, 4:27 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Lubricating the slide rail?
Replies: 22
Views: 7454

Re: Lubricating the slide rail?

As a chemist whose career was (and still is, 3 days per week) in the household and personal care cleansers industry, I can tell you that windex will not harm stainless steel, regardless of grade, and mineral oil will in no way cause, enhance nor accelerate, rusting. If anything, the hydrophobic film...
by flan48
September 24th, 2007, 5:39 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Rowing/Erging
Replies: 1
Views: 2392

Giving Up Rowing/Erging

Same message left on the UK forum: Unfortunately I have been having a problem that started with some pain in the lower back (somewhat to the right of center), that began to radiate down the side and front of my right leg (all the way to the ankle). Long story short, I have a small disc herniation at...
by flan48
September 24th, 2007, 5:37 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Rowing/Erging
Replies: 6
Views: 2718

Giving Up Rowing/Erging

Same message left on the UK forum: Unfortunately I have been having a problem that started with some pain in the lower back (somewhat to the right of center), that began to radiate down the side and front of my right leg (all the way to the ankle). Long story short, I have a small disc herniation at...
by flan48
August 31st, 2007, 2:08 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Low back injury and rowing
Replies: 8
Views: 4881

[quote="RowtheRockies"]Good advice from chgoss and Robin. I discovered erging after injuring the disc between L5/S1 about 2 years ago. Mine was only bulged not ruptures but still was aggravating the sciatic nerve. Running was compounding it due to the pounding. When I started rowing, my back was sti...
by flan48
July 9th, 2007, 10:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: how big is the town that you live in or near to?
Replies: 11
Views: 1605

We live in a town,Monroe Township,NJ, whose population is 40000, with a total area of 42 square miles. This makes it one of the lowest population density towns in New Jersey. We live in a "Active Adult" community which means 55+ years old. It is a gated community with 394 detached homes, and its own...
by flan48
May 30th, 2007, 8:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: lifting hooks
Replies: 1
Views: 1420

Dread,
Have a look at New Grips:http://www.newgrip.com/
I use them once in a while as the C2 D handle tears up the skin on my hands (or did). These gloves prevent that and add wrist support.

Best regards
by flan48
May 19th, 2007, 3:18 pm
Forum: Posts from old forum
Topic: Attention owners of Model D and Model E Indoor Rowers
Replies: 43
Views: 66521

Received my kit yesterday afternoon and installed it this morning. It is a basically easy process which took me around 45 minutes from start to finish - instructions are very easy to follow with very helpful pictures as well. From my perspective, if the erg had arrived with this "fix" in place I wou...
by flan48
April 29th, 2007, 8:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 21101
Views: 1959811

Another good week: Sat, 4/21 - 30 minutes of all-over-body stretching Sun, 4/22 - AM-6 minute warm-up @~2:45, 30 minutes @2:33.6, 22spm,5 minute cool down slowing pace each minute// PM- Weight training + stretching Mon, 4/23- 20 minutes of all-over-body stretching, 5 minute warm up, 20 minutes@2:35....
by flan48
April 20th, 2007, 9:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 21101
Views: 1959811

It's been a good week for me in terms of feeling well and seemingly over mid-back ligament strain. Sunday, 4/15 - 6 minute warm up, 30 minutes at 22 spm and 2:32.5 pace.5 minute cool down decreasing pace each minute Monday, 4/16 - 12 minutes of stretching followed by weight training Tuesday, 4/17 - ...
by flan48
April 14th, 2007, 9:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 21101
Views: 1959811

Finally got back on my C2 D after about 1 month - strained a ligament while working out with weights (actually was doing mid-rows on a machine with hydraulic resistance). 6 minute warm-up at 2:50-2:55 30 minutes @22-23 spm, pace 2:33 5 minute warm down average HR= 130 Great to be back in to it!! Bes...
by flan48
March 30th, 2007, 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do You Use the Foam Seat Pad?
Replies: 3
Views: 936

I have used the foam pad almost from the beginning (I received my C2 D this past September). I used the erg without the pad for a week or so. Has the pad helped? - perhaps a bit. However, the seat is still fairly hard, albeit not uncomfortable. Of course I have almost no rear end, and thus little na...