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by Nosmo
September 4th, 2013, 6:06 pm
Forum: Concept2 Dreissigacker Oars
Topic: Olympic woman's 2k Times
Replies: 5
Views: 15833

Re: Olympic woman's 2k Times

There are plenty of results on line from worlds, and soon from the olympics. You can see the boat types you're interested in. The erg coefficients it's said were designed to correlate with the 4-. Of course afloat we go slow if possible, so you'll have to look for tight races. If you really want to...
by Nosmo
September 4th, 2013, 5:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tried the erg for the first time ever; 6:56 2000m
Replies: 40
Views: 28059

Re: Tried the erg for the first time ever; 6:56 2000m

Achilles, That entirely depends on where you go to school. It is likely hopeless at a top rowing school that recruits international athletes with Junior world team experience. Other schools take almost everyone who is interested (I started rowing in college as a 132 lbs lightweight--the coach didn't...
by Nosmo
August 30th, 2013, 5:44 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: fast vs. slow hands away
Replies: 14
Views: 15216

Re: fast vs. slow hands away

Strongly second Tinus's comments. You can do fast hands or slow hands and have it work well. There is very little weight in your hands and arms, and any shift in weight by moving the hands is mostly counterbalanced by the oars moving in the opposite direction. The speed of the hands only matters as ...
by Nosmo
December 21st, 2012, 1:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 8k test
Replies: 8
Views: 2136

Re: 8k test

you will warm up some as you go. Ideally you should be warm well before the first 500 meters, no? Ideally you are warm before zero meters, but very few people get a complete warm up. I'm only suggesting going very slightly slower for the first 6 minutes. Doing what I suggested puts one 3 seconds do...
by Nosmo
December 19th, 2012, 8:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 8k test
Replies: 8
Views: 2136

Re: 8k test

Personally if I was going for 1:59 average for an 8K, I'd do 500m at 2:01, 500m at 2:00, then the next 5k at 1:59, and evaluate whether to increase or decrease the past from there. You'll be a few seconds down but you will have plenty of time to make it up and it is better to be conservative and you...
by Nosmo
December 17th, 2012, 2:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Complete Newbie - Advice Required
Replies: 6
Views: 1597

Re: Complete Newbie - Advice Required

gizzardman wrote:That's one thing that i can't work out what to do - ERG before or after workout? I suppose either way has it's upsides/downsides.
Do what ever is most important for your goals first.
by Nosmo
December 17th, 2012, 2:41 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Weight adjustment for boat types other than eights?
Replies: 5
Views: 5437

Re: Weight adjustment for boat types other than eights?

this chart is a more sophisticated analysis then the simple weight formula from concept II: http://biorow.com/RBN_en_2007_files/App2007RowBiomNews08.pdf But sophisticated doesn't necessarily mean significantly more accurate, or more accurate at all in any individual case. As Armodo said, don't put t...
by Nosmo
October 30th, 2012, 3:34 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Best single
Replies: 2
Views: 4616

Re: Best single

That is an unanswerable question. It depends on so many factors including rowing style and personal preference and what conditions you are rowing in. The best boat may vary depending on wind, waves and straightness of the course. Any of the top quality boats will be more then adequate provided it fi...
by Nosmo
October 1st, 2012, 3:24 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: US Light Weight Scholarship
Replies: 2
Views: 3083

Re: US Light Weight Scholarship

You will get a lot of helpful advice if you ask about college rowing at RowingIllustrated.com/boards. Look through some of the old threads of do a search.
by Nosmo
August 23rd, 2012, 6:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Beginner needing advice
Replies: 8
Views: 3871

Re: Beginner needing advice

I know a women who was about 5'2" or so and a lightweight. She was told she was too small to row in the 8+ as a college freshman but they let her row a single. She was not particularly talented, but worked really hard and put a lot of focus on technique. She was the only one in her school to medal a...
by Nosmo
July 27th, 2012, 7:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Nice PR for Concept2
Replies: 14
Views: 2442

Re: Nice PR for Concept2

..... I read a lot in this forum that erging on the Model D destroys balance, the feel for OTW rowing, is bad for the back etc. Well, it can't be that bad since the German eight has been undefeated in the last 34 runs... I think what people really mean is that the erg is more stressful on the back ...
by Nosmo
July 26th, 2012, 6:00 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Fixing a single
Replies: 4
Views: 2381

Re: Fixing a single

You are asking in the wrong place. See here for instance:

http://rowingillustrated.com/boards/vie ... f=8&t=5281
by Nosmo
July 2nd, 2012, 7:49 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Inspiring weight loss story
Replies: 0
Views: 3563

Inspiring weight loss story

Thought this was a really sweet article:

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/06/ ... rld_226368
by Nosmo
June 25th, 2012, 1:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 5km Projection Pieces
Replies: 4
Views: 2079

Re: 5km Projection Pieces

4X2000m / 7min rest comes out to within a half second for me. Start 1 second slower and bring it up by 1 second half way through if you feel good, and more at the end if you can. This will be more accurate then doing a 2K or 1250m peice. 1250m pace +8 is much more reasonable than +5. A general rule ...
by Nosmo
June 13th, 2012, 7:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training vs. fatigue
Replies: 17
Views: 4916

Re: Training vs. fatigue

If you were training seriously, one rule of thumb is that it takes three times longer then the layoff to get back. (your results may vary of course) You just need to recognize it takes a long time and to build slowly and not be too ambitious. But you already knew that. Just be realistic and have a l...