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by igoeja
December 10th, 2015, 8:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Using the Concept2 for building muscle?????????????
Replies: 16
Views: 8514

Re: Using the Concept2 for building muscle?????????????

Many of us tend to use the same machine, so once you know the drag factor equals damper value you put it to the same setting. Yes, they vary, but still useful, and very old, 9 years old.
by igoeja
May 17th, 2013, 7:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How do i calculate the intervals?
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

Re: How do i calculate the intervals?

From reading Hagerman and the IOC Rowing manual, the intervals depend on the piece and intensity. Your interval pace should be 5 seconds per split slower than your race pace for that distance. Using a hypothetical 7:00 2K, with assumptions as to the race/test paces: - 2K @ 1:45 per split = 2K interv...
by igoeja
December 31st, 2012, 1:34 pm
Forum: Comments and feedback
Topic: Suggestion for LogBook Rankings
Replies: 2
Views: 6116

Re: Suggestion for LogBook Rankings

Regarding the second request, you already include the total number of times recorded when I look up my own results but I would like to be able to see the total number of submitted times on all pages. For myself, when I am looking to see how a time will rank, I look at the historical performance, not...
by igoeja
December 30th, 2012, 12:55 pm
Forum: Comments and feedback
Topic: Suggestion for LogBook Rankings
Replies: 2
Views: 6116

Suggestion for LogBook Rankings

Searching for rankings requires a form submission that leads to a page with the variables fixed at the items chosen on the prior form. A better choice might be to have the page be a bit more dynamic. Hypothetically: - Create a series of dropdowns across the top of the results - When one changes, cha...
by igoeja
April 24th, 2012, 8:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 6K erg strategy
Replies: 5
Views: 11935

Re: 6K erg strategy

I have often read that a reverse split is better from a strategy and performance perspective. - I have noticed that 5K/6K splits run about 7 seconds slower than 2K splits, and more like 9 among open rowers; I mention this because the usual algorithm suggest adding 5 seconds per split when doubling d...
by igoeja
April 17th, 2012, 11:40 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: For diabetes sufferers.....
Replies: 25
Views: 9141

Re: For diabetes sufferers.....

Two contradictory ideas simultaneously... They are both statistical relationships, and do not have to agree....they are both true for different reasons....
by igoeja
April 17th, 2012, 9:19 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: For diabetes sufferers.....
Replies: 25
Views: 9141

Re: For diabetes sufferers.....

Has either of you read the reports of studies that showed increased death rates among tightly-controlled Type II diabetics? Although researchers narrowed it down to a subset of people, it was not necessarily better to be tightly-controlled. On the flip side, there have been numerous reports of benef...
by igoeja
February 12th, 2012, 7:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Myers-Brigg Personality Types
Replies: 17
Views: 7551

Re: Myers-Brigg Personality Types

The results of these tests might indicate the kind of person drawn to rowing, as opposed to traits for success. The dimensions from one study of adult regatta participants, mixed with some of my own observations: - Rowers are likely to be J (conscientious/ordered) over P - Males and females are disp...
by igoeja
February 4th, 2012, 8:16 am
Forum: Links and Articles
Topic: Rowing Injuries (The Physician and Sportsmedicine Article)
Replies: 17
Views: 67681

Re: Rowing Injuries (The Physician and Sportsmedicine Articl

As Bob states, you can row without straps. It does make some difference in power output, lowering your speed slightly, as it takes a bit more control than rowing with feet strapped in. You should also check your strap usage, as many nonrowers misuse the erg, strapping in across the top of the arch. ...
by igoeja
January 29th, 2012, 1:26 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: For diabetes sufferers.....
Replies: 25
Views: 9141

Re: For diabetes sufferers.....

I think that it is great that you are losing 2 lbs. per week. That is really what matters, since the likelihood of getting your body back to normal, meaning having good insulin sensitivity and normal-ish weight, is achievable through exercise and weight loss. Stick with it, and do not worry so much!...
by igoeja
January 28th, 2012, 6:22 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: For diabetes sufferers.....
Replies: 25
Views: 9141

Re: For diabetes sufferers.....

What type is your diabetes, Type I or II? I have had Type I for 30+ years, and it considered well-controlled. I have been rowing, nowadays only ergs, for over 20 years. Generally, I find long pieces, of 10K+, which by definition are lower intensity, to generally lower my blood sugar. I find shorter,...
by igoeja
January 18th, 2012, 10:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to rowing and getting beat up by the C2
Replies: 18
Views: 3101

Re: New to rowing and getting beat up by the C2

You might find this useful, Rowing with Greater Intensity:



Also, a link on the various rowing styles:

http://www.rowperfect.co.uk/which-rowin ... o-you-use/
by igoeja
January 18th, 2012, 7:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to rowing and getting beat up by the C2
Replies: 18
Views: 3101

Re: New to rowing and getting beat up by the C2

You need to assess what distance you might be best for. Competitive rowers muscles are about 75% Type I tissue (endurance), making long rows tolerable, even desirable, while most people are about 55% Type I tissue. Depending on your strength and endurance, you might find focusing on 1K pieces easier...
by igoeja
January 16th, 2012, 2:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Trying to improve 2k/1.5k Time:)
Replies: 9
Views: 3140

Correction to my Own Post

Correctly, the 1K rest period should bas below, bolded:

500M @ 1:52/500M (1 : 3.0 or ~6:00)
• 1K @ 1:57/500M (1 : 2.0 or ~8:00)
• 2K @ 2:02/500M (1 : 1.0 or ~8:00)
• 6K @ 2:07/500M (1 : 0.5 or ~12:00)
by igoeja
January 15th, 2012, 12:26 pm
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Comparing Heart Rates to activites
Replies: 17
Views: 14506

Re: Comparing Heart Rates to activites

You are upright while running, hence higher HR. Seated activities generally have lower max heart rates....