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by Cyclist2
February 16th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Looking for some wisdom...
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Looking for some wisdom...

Boy, do I hear you! My wife is very active as a aerobics class instructor and personal trainer, so she is fit. We ride our bikes together, but she isn't quite as strong as I am, so at least one of us is uncomfortable during rides. Solution: Get a tandem. We love it! Rowing. I have a Maas Aero and th...
by Cyclist2
February 16th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Interactive Training Plan for 2000m
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Interactive Training Plan for 2000m

I have a link to the C2 Indoor Rowing Training Guide, Version 2 that works fine. I guess because the link is still active, it's OK to list it. It's not secure, but it hasn't given me any problems (that I know of, I'm not a real tech geek). It has all the interactive stuff in it. http://www.redking.m...
by Cyclist2
February 14th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Not getting much force from my legs
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Not getting much force from my legs

I find if I'm rowing to a HR cap, I have trouble getting power out of my legs. Like if I'm trying to lower my output, the arms end up doing more work than the legs. Alternatively, if I try to get a strong leg drive, my heart rate starts up into the UT1 territory. Sounds like a technique problem. Th...
by Cyclist2
February 14th, 2020, 1:42 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Does a higher damper setting make you go faster?
Replies: 15
Views: 371

Re: Does a higher damper setting make you go faster?

Tour de France riders will shorten crank-arm length which increases cadence while decreasing torque. Not quite right. They may shorten crank length slightly to increase cadence, but it has nothing to do with torque or power. Studies have shown that small, even larger, differences in crank length ha...
by Cyclist2
February 10th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Erg slipping on floor mat
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: Erg slipping on floor mat

There was a thread on oily residue from feet on slides a while back. There was no real resolution. Perhaps there is some residue on the feet of your erg, or under the feet on the bar ends, that slowly leaks out over time and causes the slipping. Try removing the rubber feet and cleaning everything u...
by Cyclist2
February 7th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Tall rower struggling to sync
Replies: 5
Views: 2750

Re: Tall rower struggling to sync

My daughter was just the opposite - shorter than the rest of the women. She overcame that, to a certain extent, by being so strong that they couldn't ignore her. They even put her in the stroke position at times, so everyone would have to follow her. It was hard for her, though. You can't change you...
by Cyclist2
February 5th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: NEW VIDEO! - My 1K race
Replies: 15
Views: 614

Re: NEW VIDEO! - My 1K race

lancecampeau wrote:
February 5th, 2020, 11:23 am
Muscle fatigue is not really the issue, its my lungs.
Pretty common, everyone will be nodding their heads. There are throat moisturizer sprays that I've used in the past to try to keep my respiratory tract less dry. Seemed to help some.

Good luck with your races!
by Cyclist2
February 1st, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: endurance watts vs intervals
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: endurance watts vs intervals

The ratio of my last recorded serious efforts (2018) were 1.96x (396w average for 500m, 202.5w for 1 hour). If you want a lot of data all in one place, check out this site: nonathlon.com. For example, in this years rankings the person in first place has a ratio of 1.77 between her 500m and one hour ...
by Cyclist2
February 1st, 2020, 12:23 am
Forum: Links and Articles
Topic: Navy Considering 2k as Cardio Alternative for PRT
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Navy Considering 2k as Cardio Alternative for PRT

When I retired after 25 years in 2004, I could still beat most of the young kids out of boot camp at PT with ease. They couldn't keep up when I led PT. We'd do pyramid push ups and many would drop out lol. Could you be more clear? Are you saying that they were judged on their ability to keep up wit...
by Cyclist2
January 29th, 2020, 1:38 am
Forum: Links and Articles
Topic: Navy Considering 2k as Cardio Alternative for PRT
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Navy Considering 2k as Cardio Alternative for PRT

They are using the C2 specifically. I'm not familiar with the physical requirement tests in the military, but does anyone here have insight into how those tests have evolved in the past 20-30 years? What other exercises have been changed over the years? Being a 20 year Navy veteran, I've seen many ...
by Cyclist2
January 27th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training with blisters?
Replies: 13
Views: 368

Re: Training with blisters?

You can get special band aids for blisters. Here in Belgium they are called 'Compeed'. I use regular band aids with the pad on top of the blister. That keeps the skin from tearing off when tape, for example, is used. That skin becomes the callus later on, so don't remove it if possible. You can tri...
by Cyclist2
January 27th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Chain Slack @ End of Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Chain Slack @ End of Drive

My first thought, as you describe it, is that the idler and travelling pulleys are worn out and the friction is causing the slack feeling just as you are easing up as the handle reaches your chest. There is plenty of power earlier in the drive to overcome that. The chain may not be retracting as wel...
by Cyclist2
January 26th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: pay attention to your finger!
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: pay attention to your finger!

That sharp edge is a manufacturing effect of the industrial sheet metal cutting machinery. Not a design defect.

Take a small file or sandpaper block and just smooth off the sharp edge.
by Cyclist2
January 20th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Concept 2 Logbook question
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Concept 2 Logbook question

The OP didn't specifically state he was using the interval function on the monitor. If doing intervals in the "just row" mode, then it's going to record all the meters and the pace for all those meters, irrespective of which were work meters or rest meters. As the following posts noted, if you set s...
by Cyclist2
January 18th, 2020, 1:29 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Watts on Erg Vs. Bike
Replies: 20
Views: 688

Re: Watts on Erg Vs. Bike

left coaster wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 12:56 am
50% is a nasty cut in efficiency... I guess that's why we have bikes and not rowing machines on wheels
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