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by Cyclist2
August 21st, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: London Great River Race - cushion or not?
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: London Great River Race - cushion or not?

The only "fixed seat" rowing I've done is on my erg, but as far as cushions go, the shape is more important than material or thickness. If the seats in your boat are flat, or nearly so, you'll need something to take the pressure off your sit bones and tailbone. Look at rowing shell seats. Since you ...
by Cyclist2
August 18th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Bump/thump from Model D rail...
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Bump/thump from Model D rail...

The rail itself won't flex, but the stainless steel cap on the rail may have come unglued near the catch end due to sweat getting under it. I'd check that first. Under very hard, quick efforts (think max 100m efforts), the erg will move and maybe jump a little, but under regular rowing workouts, the...
by Cyclist2
August 7th, 2019, 11:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Critique of form please
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Critique of form please

Rather than add more comments, I suggest you look at the C2 technique videos; https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/training/technique-videos. Set up mirrors or your camera so you can watch yourself and emulate those videos. Your stroke will soon be more efficient and your workouts stronger and fas...
by Cyclist2
July 31st, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training for long distance on water
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: Training for long distance on water

Train like you intend to race. That means long, slow pieces on the erg or in the boat. Build up until you can comfortably row 2-3 hours at a time.

Good luck, that is a long race!
by Cyclist2
July 28th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Concept2 Skinnys or Wintech RDS blades?
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Concept2 Skinnys or Wintech RDS blades?

Had the same "problem" with oars at my club. Now we are in "set boat" practices, so we got to choose our oars and set them for us and the boat (double) specifically. Much better! Next season, we start all over with the "grab any oars and go" routine. Can't comment on which oars are better for the mo...
by Cyclist2
July 26th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Is there a genuine performance advantage to erging outdoors?
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Re: Is there a genuine performance advantage to erging outdoors?

Hey, anything is better outdoors! :D
by Cyclist2
July 26th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 2nd lower back injury in 5 weeks.
Replies: 18
Views: 566

Re: 2nd lower back injury in 5 weeks.

Many years ago, when I was new to rowing, I injured my back. I had x-rays, bone scans, you name it. They found a little something every time, but nothing consistent, so I just chalked it up to the typical sore back syndrome. Fast forward. I would sometimes get excruciating back spasms that would put...
by Cyclist2
July 20th, 2019, 10:14 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Anyone In Their 70's Rowing
Replies: 15
Views: 4892

Re: Anyone In Their 70's Rowing

I'm 68, been rowing off and on for over 30 years and erging pretty consistently for all of those years. I got my third boat (Maas Aero) last summer and entered a head race, just to get the rush of racing back, no delusions of victory, believe me. There were two guys starting after me in the age rank...
by Cyclist2
July 20th, 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New erg feeling DF
Replies: 47
Views: 1408

Re: New erg feeling DF

After quite a few tests, I figured out something. At the gym (4 pm3 ergs) I row at 120_125 DF which is around damper in 6 in my most common one. In my new erg (pm5) I get 112 DF at damper 5. That alone is weird because the machine is new. But actually feels like 140 DF. And even after rowing at dam...
by Cyclist2
July 15th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Coping strategies
Replies: 37
Views: 1133

Re: Coping strategies

6) Imagine your family and/or friends are stood behind you cheering you on. I was doing a 2K race where my brother (a total non-rower) was my coxwain. I explained what he would see on the monitor and told him what I wanted for splits. He was reminding me, but was pretty quiet for most of the race -...
by Cyclist2
June 26th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: My experience w/outrigger pontoons
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: My experience w/outrigger pontoons

Today you can find a reasonably nimble shell that you have to work at to capsize in smoother conditions. I have a Maas Aero, for example. My wife, who has rowed it all of 4 times never felt unbalanced in it and is now doing very well. I learned in an Aero rowing on San Francisco Bay. There are many ...
by Cyclist2
June 22nd, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 21000m challenge wiped out by PM5
Replies: 12
Views: 861

Re: 21000m challenge wiped out by PM5

Thanks for the manual entry tip. I assume that this would result in an unverified entry, would it? The logbook is for your convenience only, so the only verified workouts you really need are the ranking pieces (Nobody at C2 is auditing the entries in their challenges, so I'm sure there are meters e...
by Cyclist2
June 22nd, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 21000m challenge wiped out by PM5
Replies: 12
Views: 861

Re: 21000m challenge wiped out by PM5

If you don't have any external electronics hooked up, the PM records the workouts in its own memory. If you finished the day with more than the 21,000, whether all at once or not, then go to "memory", "list by date", and the workouts you did on that day will be there. You can enter them manually in ...
by Cyclist2
June 18th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing strapless...
Replies: 43
Views: 2000

Re: Rowing strapless...

One thing not mentioned in the thread; rowing strapless reduces the stress on your lower back as well. I always warm up strapless, and do some workouts without also. Good reminder for correct form, and easier on my back for those old-guy-sore-back days. It was mentioned to not do it in a boat. Well,...
by Cyclist2
June 7th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training slump... it finally happened to me... :(
Replies: 32
Views: 1930

Re: Training slump... it finally happened to me... :(

I'm amazed at the people who can row every day for years. I've had a C2 erg since 1986 (model A, then B, now C) and there are times when I train real hard for months and times when it sits for months. If I had to rely on it for my sole method of exercise, I'd go crazy. Doing weights, riding a bike, ...