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by Cyclist2
July 12th, 2020, 11:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New rower - critique my form
Replies: 11
Views: 338

Re: New rower - critique my form

Welcome to the wonderful world of pai....er... rowing. First of all your feet are way too high. That's preventing you from coming all the way forward at the catch, so your body angles are wrong. Your inside ankle bones should be level with the top of the rail, or your toes just even with the tops of...
by Cyclist2
July 7th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 100m MAX: first few strokes
Replies: 19
Views: 518

Re: 100m MAX: first few strokes

I'm no strongman, so on the rare occasion I do this kind of sprint, my goal is to not let the wheel slow down. That means virtually no full strokes, especially the first three or four - just short, real quick pulls (both to get the wheel up to speed fast, and save my back). Rating is crazy high, lik...
by Cyclist2
June 27th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: have I been holding handle upside down?
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: have I been holding handle upside down?

Remember, the erg was invented to use when the boats are racked for the winter, so when they developed the newer handle, they made it to (somewhat) replicate holding oars. Those angle down into the water, so the ends of the erg handle also angle down slightly. An improvement over the straight wood h...
by Cyclist2
June 18th, 2020, 9:52 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: How do times on water convert to indoor?
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: How do times on water convert to indoor?

It's not about the actual boat, but the feel of the 4x (coxless quad) on smooth water. Comparing actual times is hard because of the different boats, even within the same class, water conditions, etc. I assume in the beginning, they experimented with the monitor, having experienced rowers (the Dries...
by Cyclist2
June 15th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Need new training ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: Need new training ideas

I'm looking to alter the routine with shorter, faster workouts. My problem is that I'll miss shredding through 750-950 calories in a workout as I can with the long pushes, and I hate to lose the fitness I have. But maybe I don't have to if I adopt a routine that just doesn't require me to go for as...
by Cyclist2
June 15th, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Scratched Monorail
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: Scratched Monorail

When I bought my used C it had a scratched rail. I used automotive rubbing compound and a lot elbow grease to smooth it back down, Worked great. I made sure the rollers were also clean and free of embedded grit before I put the seat back on.
by Cyclist2
June 14th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Am I ok to just row?
Replies: 11
Views: 1682

Re: Am I ok to just row?

Five minutes is a very short row. I think you should slow the pace and stroke rate down like you did on June 11 and go for longer times. This will build your endurance and improve your technique (assuming it is OK to start with, don't want to ingrain bad habits). If you are looking for a plan to fol...
by Cyclist2
June 14th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Importance of stretching?
Replies: 15
Views: 959

Re: Importance of stretching?

No scientific evidence here, but... Due to severe lower back spasms years ago (in retrospect, likely caused by rowing) I started doing hamstring stretches every morning - put each foot up on the bathroom counter and gently stretch forward. I added twisting stretches as well. This is more for my spin...
by Cyclist2
June 7th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Row Series VII
Replies: 68
Views: 2860

Re: Row Series VII

Good job Lindsay and Ronald! This was a challenging series of workouts! In the 50+ MLWT division, there were five of us within three points for 6th to 10th place. Pretty tight! I deliberately waited until yesterday to give it a go so I could have a target or two. I was a little too optimistic and bl...
by Cyclist2
June 7th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Life jacket
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Life jacket

West Marine, www.westmarine.com/paddlesports-life-jackets has various PFD's. When required I wear an inflatable waist belt, but there are over the head types, see Mustang Survival, www.mustangsurvival.com/collections/inflatable-pfds.
by Cyclist2
June 4th, 2020, 12:11 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Rower cover and matt
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: Rower cover and matt

Turkishrebel wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 9:45 am
Thanks for the info. Cover is a little pricey. Any other options?
I think you're overthinking this. Find a big beach towel or an old sheet for a cover, buy a yoga mat for your mat. I've been storing my model B in the garage for close to 30 years with this arrangement and it is fine.
by Cyclist2
June 1st, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: When is time to renew chain, sprocket wheel and bunjee cords?
Replies: 16
Views: 919

Re: When is time to renew chain, sprocket wheel and bunjee cords?

Relatively speaking, that rower is new! I posted a thread a while back about shock cord tension and was answered promptly by a C2 expert, see www.c2forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=189597. My cord tension was a little less but my older model C rower has about 13M meters on it. I did tighten it up a li...
by Cyclist2
June 1st, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Wrist weights for ergo training?
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Wrist weights for ergo training?

Citroen wrote:
June 1st, 2020, 4:25 am
Sell your model D or E and swap it out for a dynamic.
Or spend a lot less and get a set of slides.
by Cyclist2
June 1st, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing Form Feedback
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: Rowing Form Feedback

The basics are there. You could hinge forward more at the hips on the recovery. This might require dropping the footstretchers down one hole. Don't worry about a little heel rise at the catch, that's normal - you are trying too hard to keep your feet flat, which limits your catch position (think abo...
by Cyclist2
June 1st, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Anyone have trouble keeping the rollers and rail clean? ...
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

Re: Anyone have trouble keeping the rollers and rail clean? ...

Does the use of an erg cover correlate with less frequent need to clean the monorail? Or maybe the hassle of taking it off & putting it on cancels out any possible advantages? What about storing your erg vertically? Surely there would be less dust building up on the rail? If you are rowing less tha...