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by left coaster
October 30th, 2018, 8:33 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: body gives up but brain wants to keep going
Replies: 32
Views: 4069

Re: body gives up but brain wants to keep going

well wont be using that again, was after something to protect the flooring in my bedroom from the sweat while erging and then once i stand back up to do some cool down stretches. so i tried a so called anti slip mat , and i was feeling in great form last night and upping my pace , got half way thro...
by left coaster
August 13th, 2018, 1:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Sprints and Stuff part deux
Replies: 70
Views: 14743

Re: Sprints and Stuff part deux

Perhaps you have sprinter genes, Lance. I've been away for a while (stupid busy) but looking to return to some HIIT work on the erg. I have a big project on the immediate horizon and it's one of the only things that keeps me grounded. That, and I've been making some lifestyle adjustments recently an...
by left coaster
January 30th, 2018, 10:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Question for HJS
Replies: 23
Views: 2767

Re: Question for HJS

I can't speak for the others, but for me 500 and less pb's are all about tolerance for anaerobic states i.e. full on anoxia. For 500m there is very little time when I'm in an aerobic state and likely cross over completely by 250 meters or so. If I miss the pace I'll run into a wall where I simply ca...
by left coaster
January 30th, 2018, 8:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Question for HJS
Replies: 23
Views: 2767

Re: Question for HJS

Great thread folks! 2x body weight for deadlifts looks to be a solid goal for me. I've recently started with these and am still easing in, building tendon strength and stability. Did 5x245lbs today, felt easy, but resisted the urge to load it up more. RAWGR, genetically I'm a sprinter as well (teste...
by left coaster
January 25th, 2018, 5:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Deadlifts: hands starting to slip
Replies: 25
Views: 2606

Re: Deadlifts: hands starting to slip

Good thread, loved the links -- FAF that guy, and a wee bit strong too! I'm new to the dead lift thing as well, still doing 5-6 reps with low weight (205-225lbs) - grip hasn't been an issue and only using overhand so far. It's probably because I've been working on hauling my chunky but up doing pull...
by left coaster
January 25th, 2018, 3:17 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Performance Diet Types and Terminology
Replies: 145
Views: 40896

Re: Performance Diet Types and Terminology

Started with an intermittent fasting eating pattern... been at it a week or so and looks like I'll be able to stick with it! I've been tracking my blood glucose levels for years, this winter my fasting (morning) levels started to creep up a bit. No where near 'diabetic' but occasionally in the very ...
by left coaster
January 12th, 2018, 12:21 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Coronary Disease, CHF, COPD, Diabetes, Depression, PTSD
Replies: 11
Views: 3276

Re: Coronary Disease, CHF, COPD, Diabetes, Depression, PTSD

I understand Steve's good intentions but I think that a project like this should be set up like a proper research project that includes a system to render individual medical details anonymously. To draw relevant conclusions - and make recommendations for a grant - about the effects of exercise on c...
by left coaster
January 4th, 2018, 10:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Sprints and Stuff part deux
Replies: 70
Views: 14743

Re: Sprints and Stuff part deux

I'm not particularly fast by this boards standard, but I was reasonably happy with the 15.5 when I pulled it last year. Doing some strength training now to see if I can get the sprints rolling faster this cycle. My speeds really picked up a lot after I started rating around 50spm or above on the 100...
by left coaster
December 28th, 2017, 11:40 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Sore achilles tendons
Replies: 7
Views: 2164

Re: Sore achilles tendons

Ever tried a gelatin supplement in combination with brief, burst type exercises which strain your tendons? Some interesting research about this... short intervals on the erg may work.

Impressive stats DNA_Rower!
by left coaster
December 28th, 2017, 11:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 23370
Views: 2577539

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Loving the bumper plates in the home gym, have been sore almost every day since getting them. Training up olympic lifting techniques, step by step. Favorite so far is the Snatch -- such a dynamic movement. Still in baby steps, will continue to power up for a couple months then revisit the erg sprint...
by left coaster
December 18th, 2017, 1:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 23370
Views: 2577539

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

got some bumper plates and a rack. started easy on strength training the posterior chain. have been doing pull ups for a few months, making OK progress there. it's funny, I just started crawling with the need to lift, couldn't shake it. This will be another round of testing and assessing the potenti...
by left coaster
December 2nd, 2017, 2:03 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Weight training for kids?
Replies: 15
Views: 3307

Re: Weight training for kids?

Free weights at that age make me uneasy. Reps kept to 10 or more, probably 12 or more if it was my child, possibly. Starting to weight train at 12 and then hanging with his boys at the local gym by 15 and starting to do max reps (like I did) may be problematic. I have bone spurs in my elbows and low...
by left coaster
October 30th, 2017, 12:39 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: If you're rowing, don't think too hard!
Replies: 4
Views: 2182

Re: If you're rowing, don't think too hard!

I've mentioned this before, but there is some preliminary evidence indicating that concurrently training a cognitive task and doing endurance training leads to greater improvements in endurance than endurance training alone. There was an interesting 'time to exhaustion', I think it was at 80% VO2 ma...
by left coaster
October 22nd, 2017, 4:26 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Rowing and Lower Back Issues?
Replies: 9
Views: 3678

Re: Rowing and Lower Back Issues?

+1 on hip flexor maintenance! I let mine get so tight once the left one went into spasm, a completely unnecessary outcome... I work at a desk and was also studying nights at the time, spent way too much time with the legs 90 degrees to my body. I was also getting quite a bit of lower back pain at th...
by left coaster
October 20th, 2017, 5:12 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Brand New to Rowing - Middle aged and out of shape
Replies: 12
Views: 3432

Re: Brand New to Rowing - Middle aged and out of shape

I wouldn't worry too much about all the split times. Once you're on the machine it will become a lot clearer. I would ease in with the drag down on 2-3 with the aim of assessing baseline endurance and then just gradually building up your time/distance on the machine. The inherent urgency that comes ...