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by gouldilocks
March 3rd, 2021, 12:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Physiology of sweating
Replies: 18
Views: 585

Re: Physiology of sweating

'Waterlogged: The Serious Problem of Overhydration in Endurance Sports' by Tim Noakes is good. Since reading it I now only drink when I feel thirsty. Sound, thanks mate Back in the 80's in South Africa when I was running ultra-marathons Tim Noakes was one of the world's foremost sport scientists(an...
by gouldilocks
February 26th, 2021, 9:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 9939
Views: 1596869

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

https://i.postimg.cc/7fRHTCzP/IMG-20210226-121446-019.jpg Another step closer to the ultimate goal of 100k, and a PB by five minutes and five seconds. No wobbles at all, which really surprised me. It wasn't pleasant but it was more or less manageable throughout. Superb stuff, Stu!! :roll: :roll: Ar...
by gouldilocks
February 23rd, 2021, 6:41 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: What are the benefits of Strapless rowing?
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Re: What are the benefits of Strapless rowing?

I find it's really useful to help centre your gravity so you use your core muscles more to hold yourself stable. It also means that you transfer the power properly, through the feet into the footplates. There's probably more benefits that I'm not aware of, but they are my main focus I find it helps...
by gouldilocks
February 17th, 2021, 12:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 9939
Views: 1596869

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

From C2 website: Male 40-49 Hwt Grahame Todd 2007 6:51:51.0 Interestingly enough the 40-49 LWT British record 100k by Keith Darby is quicker. I guess this might have something to do with him having to move less body mass up and down the slide? Quite possible.There is very little difference in the H...
by gouldilocks
February 17th, 2021, 11:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 9939
Views: 1596869

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Commented on this on FB but had to say again what an amazing and inspiring row...and you can do even better! I love that you aren't satisfied for long, I do the same but I think it's a good trait for Erging. Thanks mate. My ultimate goal is still the 100k, and I'm now wondering if the British recor...
by gouldilocks
February 11th, 2021, 10:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 32776
Views: 5224066

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Very good Stu, and clearly a good bit left, about 6:50 for the first 2 and a fast finish look possible! Thanks mate, yeah 6:50s are probably a better target, I just didn't know what to expect, especially as I didn't do intervals on Monday night. Nice....3 sub 7's is nothing to be sniffed at. Anti d...
by gouldilocks
February 2nd, 2021, 7:26 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Slow and steady
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Re: Slow and steady

Phantasticpharmer - you are doing really well and it looks like you have hit upon a successful formula - as Stu(Dangerscouse) has mentioned, eating well is a massive contributor to any weight-loss regime but you have to make sure you eat enough - the important thing with the changed eating habits(NO...
by gouldilocks
January 21st, 2021, 7:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Effects of the drag factor on performance and on physiological parameters
Replies: 114
Views: 13081

Re: Effects of the drag factor on performance and on physiological parameters

While not being as big or powerful as Big J and btlifter, I am in the same camp as them regarding high DF. I find it far easier to reach a given pace on DF 220 than DF 130, and feel far more comfortable with the slow, steady application of power rather than the fast explosive leg drive required at l...
by gouldilocks
January 15th, 2021, 10:00 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: 250DF
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: 250DF

Citroen wrote:
January 15th, 2021, 9:14 am
gouldilocks wrote:
January 15th, 2021, 6:01 am

Thanks Dougie
I suspected that would be the case - does that mean that a drag factor value of 10 would actually be DF 265 or DF 266?

Paul G
266.
Thanks for that.
by gouldilocks
January 15th, 2021, 6:01 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: 250DF
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: 250DF

On my PM3 the DF reading reverts to 0 when you hit DF 255(round about damper level 7-8) so a DF reading of 110 on Level 10 is actually about DF 365. I don't know if it works the same way on a PM4 or PM5. There's no reason to suppose they won't still use a 1-byte unsigned integer value (0-255) for D...
by gouldilocks
January 14th, 2021, 12:15 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: 250DF
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: 250DF

Take off the damper cover & perf screen. That should take your DF close to 300. Also buy some beachfront property on the Dead Sea. Don't forget your headband & a good fan. Taking off the damper cover won't make any difference - I have tried that before. However, if you take off the mesh grille you ...
by gouldilocks
January 14th, 2021, 8:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 9939
Views: 1596869

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Tony Cook wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 7:09 am
To misquote the golfers (was it Palmer it was it Player?). The harder you’ve trained the luckier you’ve got. And this is a very ‘lucky’ HM.
Outstanding stuff!!
It was Gary Player :D :D .

BTW, well done Stu, for a fantastic HM!!

Paul G
by gouldilocks
January 6th, 2021, 11:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 9939
Views: 1596869

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

The 100m is very different from normal rowing and there are some adaptions which should help to get faster (maybe you already used them): - prevent the rower from slipping, put weights on the front - put the feet as high as possible, this way it's easier not to lift off the seat - try to hold the c...
by gouldilocks
December 28th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Anybody rowing with an ICD?
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: Anybody rowing with an ICD?

I have had a Pacemaker, though not a defib type, since August 2020. My dearly beloved had a series of heart attacks and a stent in June. When we row, he is trying to keep his HR down to about 130/140. I can't get mine over 115. So life after PM is different from life before PM. The sprinting just i...
by gouldilocks
December 23rd, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Anybody rowing with an ICD?
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: Anybody rowing with an ICD?

Parky wrote:
December 23rd, 2020, 12:45 pm
Just remember, and I've said it before, at your age you are rowing to help EXTEND life, not end it.

Slow down, it's not the end of the world, just a warning.
Thanks Parky, you are 100% correct there.

Paul G