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by Cyclist2
December 10th, 2018, 1:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Any ergers been able to grow their arms?
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: Any ergers been able to grow their arms?

I'm one of those guys whose weight hasn't varied by more than 5 lbs since I was 25 years old regardless of what exercise routine I did or what I ate, so I don't really notice any major changes. Maybe I'm not a good example. However, like you, Gammmmo, I was into cycling pretty seriously during my la...
by Cyclist2
December 6th, 2018, 5:50 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: World Rowing Indoor Championships
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: World Rowing Indoor Championships

Just saw the C2 blog with the new time standards to earn the $400 travel stipend. Wow! I don't recall all the previous years' time standards, but this year's are, for the 65-69 age group at least, FAST. I qualified the last two years, but no way I can do a 7:06.9 even if I were training this year, w...
by Cyclist2
December 4th, 2018, 7:47 pm
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Climbing - both plastic and rock - and rowing?
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Climbing - both plastic and rock - and rowing?

My serious rock climbing days are long behind me, but I still do some with my daughter occasionally. It's still fun, even as an old guy. Not sure you can design a program on the erg that directly complements climbing, but just the aerobic workout will improve your endurance. I'd forget the elliptica...
by Cyclist2
December 1st, 2018, 1:18 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Forum Login
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: Forum Login

I've tried different ways of logging in (using the mouse, rather than the tab key, to move between boxes, for example). Sometimes it works, most times not. Seems we lost a real resource when C2Jonw retired. I wonder if there is anyone at C2 that monitors this forum like he did, looking for inaccurac...
by Cyclist2
November 27th, 2018, 2:24 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Coastal Rowing
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Coastal Rowing

Thanks for that, Paul!

I'll watch those a few times, looks intriguing. Also makes my forays out on Hood Canal in my Aero seem rather tame.
by Cyclist2
November 27th, 2018, 2:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 2k Mental breakdown
Replies: 21
Views: 718

Re: 2k Mental breakdown

I knew that a 2k is tough but i was not expecting this so im kind of dissapointed. So now im asking myself what did i do wrong? Did i just pull too hard at the beginning or am i just not fit enough?? Was i just too scared to go all the way? Welcome to the pain club! You didn't do anything "wrong". ...
by Cyclist2
November 25th, 2018, 1:39 am
Forum: Online Racing, RowPro, e-Row and RowIt
Topic: Peloton on the water
Replies: 19
Views: 3832

Re: Peloton on the water

This relatively small market is getting flooded with new ERGs - difficult to believe it's large enough to support all these new entrants. I think CrossFit, using the C2 erg, got the general exercise population interested - and therefore the companies that see an opportunity to make money - and that...
by Cyclist2
November 16th, 2018, 1:39 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Forum Login
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: Forum Login

Citroen wrote:
November 16th, 2018, 7:06 am
Try ucp.php?mode=delete_cookies
Tried that, no joy. I'll let Lindsay continue the attempted dialog with C2...
by Cyclist2
November 14th, 2018, 5:52 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Forum Login
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Forum Login

I noticed a while back that this Forum had been upgraded (?). Some changes, nothing too drastic, are noticeable. However, one thing I'm now experiencing is a change to my log in. I enter my username and password, and it comes back "you've exceeded your maximum number of login attempts", and asks me ...
by Cyclist2
November 13th, 2018, 5:08 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: ACL reconstruction rehab / erg question
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: ACL reconstruction rehab / erg question

My teenage daughter had both knees done (one; snowboard, two; frisbee game), plus a meniscus clean up. As mentioned, getting the range of motion back is the primary goal of rehab. On the first one she, being a typical teen, didn't really do the work they recommended (it hurts!) and hence, that knee ...
by Cyclist2
November 13th, 2018, 4:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Low back - technique
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: Low back - technique

Dangerscouse wrote:
November 13th, 2018, 4:28 pm
You want to hinge from the hips as you drive with your legs; imagine jumping away from the rower.
Right. Sit up straight, strong core, flex from the hips. Another analogy is pulling stumps - keep your body strong, arms straight, use the legs.
by Cyclist2
November 13th, 2018, 2:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Optimal wait time between warmup and TT or SB try?
Replies: 15
Views: 581

Re: Optimal wait time between warmup and TT or SB try?

The Eddie Fletcher warmup has been talked about lots in the past. I use it and it works for me. Here is a chart: https://www.rowingmachineking.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Eddie-Fletchers-2K-Warmup.pdf?x72109. As far as the time between the warm up and TT, if I'm on my own I take around 5 minutes ...
by Cyclist2
November 11th, 2018, 5:09 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: 2nd Head Race Season - lessons learned
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: 2nd Head Race Season - lessons learned

Great insight Glen! Glad you had a successful year. As I mentioned in one of Ed's posts, no crew or individual ever thinks they are "good enough". It's a constant effort to just keep getting better but, boy, it sure is worth it. The better you get, the more fun it becomes. Chris Carmichael (Lance's ...
by Cyclist2
November 11th, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Am I LWT or HWT?
Replies: 12
Views: 669

Re: Am I LWT or HWT?

I ranked the piece in both categories and surprisingly I was in the 78th %ile for LWT and 82nd for HWT (age 60-69). Any idea why LWT category is faster than HWT for that? For your age group (same as mine) there are 111 lightweights ranked, and 384 heavyweights. I think the math is working against y...
by Cyclist2
November 11th, 2018, 4:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: My abs don’t hurt after workout
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: My abs don’t hurt after workout

Abs don't do much, as HJS says, relative to other muscle groups. They do help you to sit up straight, as a lot of beginners tend to slump and lean forward with a bent back to (incorrectly) extend their reach at the catch. A strong core overall is necessary in rowing to transfer the power from the ve...