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- July 12th, 2020, 11:03 pm
- Forum: Training
- Topic: New rower - critique my form
- Replies: 11
- Views: 338
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...
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...
- June 27th, 2020, 12:16 pm
- Forum: Training
- Topic: have I been holding handle upside down?
- Replies: 7
- Views: 349
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...
- June 18th, 2020, 9:52 pm
- Forum: On The Water
- Topic: How do times on water convert to indoor?
- Replies: 8
- Views: 531
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
- 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
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...
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...
- June 1st, 2020, 11:55 am
- Forum: Indoor Rowers
- Topic: Anyone have trouble keeping the rollers and rail clean? ...
- Replies: 14
- Views: 1072
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...