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by kini62
June 10th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Skierg technique and muscles used..
Replies: 24
Views: 905

Re: Skierg technique and muscles used..

Its very much the midback that takes the beating, and afterwards the biceps also felt used. Triceps no problem, lats no problem, legs ofcourse feel worked but nothing more. Lowerback/glutes, which recover the goodmorning part Interesting observation. One would expect the opposite to occur, as the t...
by kini62
June 9th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Skierg technique and muscles used..
Replies: 24
Views: 905

Re: Skierg technique and muscles used..

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=94R5CmIt7QM Here is Jason Marshall doing a sub6 2k. He is by far the best skierger overall. Fast from 500 to the full Marathon, has most overall Wr s. So he must do things pretty ok. Dang he's strong. That's a pretty slow rate for 1:29 pace. As to form he's using a mor...
by kini62
June 8th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Skierg technique and muscles used..
Replies: 24
Views: 905

Re: Skierg technique and muscles used..

That’s the style I try to copy, quite some leg movement involved. https://www.instagram.com/p/CA-NkYCJ9we/?igshid=16mknfqhfoxyw Is that you? My style is quite similar, except my arms are not bent as much but I think they're improving, and I use the same kind of shoes! I feel the primary movers for ...
by kini62
June 8th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Skierg and Garmin watch
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Skierg and Garmin watch

It's the same PM5 with just different metrics. Maybe the skierg PM5 is defective.
by kini62
June 8th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Skierg technique and muscles used..
Replies: 24
Views: 905

Re: Skierg technique and muscles used..

That’s the style I try to copy, quite some leg movement involved. https://www.instagram.com/p/CA-NkYCJ9we/?igshid=16mknfqhfoxyw In reality there is very little leg work going on in that. At most it's a very shallow squat, maybe 1/5-1/6. The legs are only stopping the downward momentum and are not u...
by kini62
June 1st, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Question to owners and common users of the Skierg
Replies: 14
Views: 698

Re: Question to owners and common users of the Skierg

I have both the rower and skierg and was using them in about a 2:1 rower/skierg ratio. Been Zwifting mostly these days but, anyway, both will give you a great aerobic workout. I found the rower easier to do longer pieces. Also the skierg really doesn't give much of a lower body workout. It's not a X...
by kini62
May 9th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Heart Rate - SkiErg vs Running or Cycling
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Re: Heart Rate - SkiErg vs Running or Cycling

I bought Ski Erg last month to complement trail run training. Greg in customer service recommended starting a variable interval workout. So I’m doing a 1000M-900-800-.... down to 100M w kettlebell swings in between. Resistance set @ approx 3-1/2. Been starting out w low 100’s HR with the longer int...
by kini62
April 28th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: question about "peak power" workouts
Replies: 69
Views: 3727

Re: question about "peak power" workouts

Because a max pull contest is a complete waste of time and tells you nothing about what you're going to do for 2K. The primary goal with ALL serious rowing is to minimise your 2K time. Nothing more, nothing less. The ergo was designed as a winter training tool for when the river was frozen (or othe...
by kini62
April 28th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: question about "peak power" workouts
Replies: 69
Views: 3727

Re: question about "peak power" workouts

Maybe you're doing something other than trying to find your peak power. I'm just following the instructions to find peak power. "Peak Power is measured with a 10s erg test. On a CII set the drag factor to 200. The high drag factor is necessary to provide adequate resistance so that you can hit a tr...
by kini62
April 28th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: question about "peak power" workouts
Replies: 69
Views: 3727

Re: question about "peak power" workouts

If you don't have the strength to reach peak power with the machine at max drag you'll never know what your peak power is. In you case you don't have the strength to hit your peak power with that high a drag factor. I don't have the strength at that drag factor. I do do a workout that uses max drag ...
by kini62
April 28th, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: question about "peak power" workouts
Replies: 69
Views: 3727

Re: question about "peak power" workouts

I'm a new rower, here! I’m following Ed McNeely’s “peak power” workout here which seems simple enough, but I have a total noob question: When you start doing your 10 sprinting strokes, does that include the number of strokes it takes to REACH 90% of your peak power?? Because it takes me upwards of ...
by kini62
April 28th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: optimal stroke rate and settings on SkiErg
Replies: 9
Views: 3303

Re: optimal stroke rate and settings on SkiErg

I am new to the SkiErg, and I am trying to determine the best settings for an optimal workout. When I use the low settings, I tend to run fast stroke rates, 60 spm or more. As I increase the settings, I run lower stroke rates, around 40 spm or less. Any suggestions? I like the fan setting off 10, w...
by kini62
April 22nd, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: No 10/20K ranked pieces?
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: No 10/20K ranked pieces?

I agree. It's odd that they doubled the erg 2K but have not seen fit to add doubles of the 5K and 10K erg rankings. I find the inclusion of the 40K strange as it corresponds to nothing in the C2 world. It's only relevance is that is the Olympic distance triathlon bike leg distance.
by kini62
April 16th, 2020, 7:51 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Have you seen how much demand there is for home fitness equipment?
Replies: 11
Views: 1610

Re: Have you seen how much demand there is for home fitness equipment?

Glad I built up my home gym over the years. Model C erg, Skierg, treadmill, elliptical (never used, given by my neighbor) bike and stationary trainer, 70lb set of powerblock dumbbells, and a 5' bar and around 100lbs of weights. :D I never did like going to a gym. It always felt like an inconvenienc...
by kini62
April 13th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Getting started with health trackers PM5, Apple Watch, HR etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: Getting started with health trackers PM5, Apple Watch, HR etc.

HR based calories burned is going to be closer to the actual as long as you have your correct age, weight and gender for whatever HR app you're using.