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by carlb
October 24th, 2013, 12:34 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Hello! SkiErg, Row, WattBike
Replies: 3
Views: 4289

Re: Hello! SkiErg, Row, WattBike

If you want more cardio varieity that will hit your inner/outter thighs (plus knees and ankles) get a slideboard a.k.a horizontal motion trainer. I use it for 10 or 15 minutes as a warm up for weight lifting. I have some other posts here about it.
by carlb
October 24th, 2013, 12:22 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: What Drag Factor is everyone using?
Replies: 6
Views: 6743

Re: What Drag Factor is everyone using?

Putting the Dynamic Rower p/n 1087 Wind Shield on top of your SkiErg flywheel screen is not a bad idea for protecting the metal from sweat that can fly off your head into it. That would also lower the DF. https://www2.concept2.com/VIA/viaImagePageIndex.jsp?row=13&pgName=viaListProducts.jsp&searchTex...
by carlb
September 4th, 2012, 7:07 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Hitting a heartrate plateau...
Replies: 24
Views: 8864

Re: Hitting a heartrate plateau...

OK, I'm open to trying that, Greg. Thanks! When you rest, is it a full stop, or just a slowdown? And do you ramp up to the AT level, or do you include ramp-up to that heartrate as part of your 3 minutes? I ask because it take a little while for me to get up to that level. You can stop, but it proba...
by carlb
August 2nd, 2012, 5:51 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: New "connected" Bubble Wrap makes nice seatpad
Replies: 1
Views: 2559

New "connected" Bubble Wrap makes nice seatpad

There's a new Bubble Wrap that does not have individual bubbles, each bubble is connected to the next one so it is much harder (or impossible) to pop. I have not been able to find the product or exact name. Currious if anyone knows the official name? It's come to me in some shipments. It makes a gre...
by carlb
July 2nd, 2012, 1:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to start
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Re: How to start

So I'm thinking of ordering the HRM from C2 to get the full benefit of this machine. So what I'm wondering is how best to start? C2 says five minutes to start then slowly increase ( on their site,) but the Rowpro workout starts off I think with a light 2000m. Does it really matter? The C2 getting s...
by carlb
June 22nd, 2012, 5:57 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Weight Loss
Replies: 16
Views: 10869

Re: Weight Loss

!!! Why on earth get salted peanut butter when unsalted is available? Easy Bob, I didn't want to venture into every topic. I agree low/no salt PB is a better choice. Trader Joe's tends to have lower sodium products and that's where I get my PB. I've read a better choice may be Almond butter. Costs ...
by carlb
June 22nd, 2012, 2:51 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Weight Loss
Replies: 16
Views: 10869

Re: Weight Loss

Sadly exercise works best for maintaining your weight, not as well for losing. Time mag "Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin" http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1914974,00.html No amount of exercise can make up for what you eat. While you want to lose weight your ultimate goal should be a...
by carlb
June 18th, 2012, 1:11 pm
Forum: Individual Challenges
Topic: New Challenge July 17 the Rowlympics and PaRowlympics Challe
Replies: 0
Views: 2764

New Challenge July 17 the Rowlympics and PaRowlympics Challe

In case you missed it (I did) there's a new challenge the "Rowlympics and PaRowlympics Challenges" from July 17 to August 12, 2012. PaRowlympics is August 29 through September 9, 2012. http://www.concept2.com/us/motivation/challenges/individual/rowlympics.asp http://www.concept2.com/us/support/manua...
by carlb
June 5th, 2012, 11:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pollution
Replies: 7
Views: 3689

Re: Pollution

In case the OP can't see them.... http://twitter.com/#!/cgshanghaiair Tweets 27m Con Gen ShanghaiAir ?@CGShanghaiAir 06-05-2012 23:00; PM2.5; 3.0; 10; Good (at 24-hour exposure at this level) 06-05-2012 22:00; PM2.5; 18.0; 57; Moderate (at 24-hour exposure at this level) 06-05-2012 21:00; PM2.5; 18....
by carlb
June 5th, 2012, 11:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pollution
Replies: 7
Views: 3689

Re: Pollution

In the news today: China warns foreign embassies not to monitor pollution: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-18327865 The Shanghai US Embassy shows the air quality as Good or Moderate, but not Unhealthy, over the last 24 hours. http://shanghai.usembassy-china.org.cn/airmonitor.html Beijing ...
by carlb
June 4th, 2012, 8:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pollution
Replies: 7
Views: 3689

Re: Pollution affect on rowing performance

What I recall from Physics class is that the number of molecules in any gas is constant at a given temperature and pressure. Humidity (H2O) displaces other molecules in the air so there is less O2 to breath. Pollution would also displace O2. When Pollution goes up it also seems to change some O2 to ...
by carlb
May 8th, 2012, 12:02 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Ideas to secure Concept2 to the floor
Replies: 19
Views: 7923

Re: Ideas to secure Concept2 to the floor

Put some C2 slides under it and your problem is solved. If one's technique is moving the erg on the floor I would think on slides there is a good chance they would be banging the slides into the end stops. I agree they would be best for a varsity rower. As for the USB connection to a moving erg ......
by carlb
May 8th, 2012, 11:37 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Ant+ garmin fit app
Replies: 3
Views: 2387

Re: Ant+ garmin fit app

Does anyone know if power, stroke rate and heart rate data streams from concept 2 PM4 running beta to an iPhone/iPad with the ant+ dongle? I ultimately want to upload the data to garmin connect or better still training peaks directly but don't know if if it streams all the data needed (ie not just ...
by carlb
April 30th, 2012, 11:00 am
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Variety on the SkiErg
Replies: 10
Views: 9380

Re: Variety on the SkiErg

You could get a slideboard and alternate that with the SkiErg. It should help your skating, Inner/Outer thighs, ankels. I got a Goaler One and the quality is good. There are websites with DIY ones. Mixing in some kettlebell swings could also be good. As far as benefits of balance devices I would sa...