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by johnlvs2run
August 7th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Constant rib injuries
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: Constant rib injuries

I was in a four going for power strokes at a low rate, and felt something in my rib pop. I fractured one rib in two places. There's your answer, too much force at too low of a rating, a common affliction among rowers. I am a bit shorter than the rest of my team on average, I'm 150 pounds and 5'8". ...
by johnlvs2run
August 3rd, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing & Running Fitness
Replies: 31
Views: 9806

Re: Rowing & Running Fitness

Hobbit, you're doing awesome! Keep up the great work! :D
by johnlvs2run
August 2nd, 2019, 10:35 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: SkiErg for garage
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: SkiErg for garage

These two videos, the first one installing a hammock and the second with more details, might give you some ideas.
by johnlvs2run
August 2nd, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: SkiErg for garage
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: SkiErg for garage

Maybe you could run 2x4's from the beams to the top of the Skierg.
If so, the bottom would also need attachment points. The top ones are the most important.
by johnlvs2run
August 2nd, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: SkiErg for garage
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: SkiErg for garage

What is the height of your ceiling? Standard ceiling height is 8 feet, which is plenty of room for the Skierg. My Skierg is fine in the garage on the wall. I've also had it on the wall in a different garage. In both cases, due to concrete lips at floor level, I first put 2x4 extensions on the wall, ...
by johnlvs2run
July 29th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Setting drag factor
Replies: 49
Views: 14574

Re: Setting drag factor

VivaTerlingua wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 4:49 pm
#3 is wrong
Bikeerg knows you moved damper to #1 and calculates work/speed accordingly.

However, if you put a towel over the opening after the calibration step Bikeerg has no way of knowing this and readings will be incorrect.
Thanks for the clarification.
by johnlvs2run
July 29th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Setting drag factor
Replies: 49
Views: 14574

Re: Bikeerg calibration and rankings

Based on the postings: #1- You calibrated on damper #10; #2- But you're now on damper #1 and therefore can easily go a higher RPM; #3- The Pm5 still calculates based on damper #10, and shows a faster pace due to higher RPM. If #3 is wrong, and the drag factor makes no difference, then towels and/or ...
by johnlvs2run
July 29th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Setting drag factor
Replies: 49
Views: 14574

Bikeerg calibration and rankings

Regarding calibration on the Bikeerg: Also, videos like this one recommend actively changing the damper setting to make the pedaling much easier. dropping the damper will of course make pedalling easy but your power output will drop off if you don’t increase RPMs to compensate. Isn't power determine...
by johnlvs2run
July 28th, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Setting drag factor
Replies: 49
Views: 14574

Calibration and rankings

All too easy to trick the outputs on these unfortunately. If you drape a towel over the flywheel it significantly reduces the pedaling resistance (to almost nothing) but the drag factor stays the same. Max drag with a towel covering the flywheel makes it super easy to get below 1:00 pace (2000w+) a...
by johnlvs2run
July 28th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: BikeErg Ranked Workouts
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: BikeErg Ranked Workouts

Any thoughts if it might it be possible to add a 10 km distance to the ranked workout list? It seems to be an awfully big gap between 4km and 40km ... A 10km would map well with the 5km rowing distance. Yes, I've noticed the same thing. There are only 9 Bikeerg events, compared to 14 for the ski an...
by johnlvs2run
July 27th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Getting enough sleep for gains
Replies: 27
Views: 1654

Re: Getting enough sleep for gains

Gammmmo wrote:
July 27th, 2019, 4:16 am
Is that a "no" then? ;)
It was a yes, but you had to be there. :)
Maybe I need less sleep than the average person anyway?
Maybe you like having more stress, compared to the amount of activity.

On a different subject, since you've trained on the bike, what is your opinion of the Bikeerg?
by johnlvs2run
July 26th, 2019, 10:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rower or Skierg?
Replies: 12
Views: 442

Re: Rower or Skierg?

I stopped using the C2 Rowerg about 10 years ago due to the sitting down type of exercise. I felt the constant pressure and rotation on my sitz bones was not a good thing for me to keep doing. Plus my preference is to exercise on my feet for mobility, so I stopped using the RE and went back to runni...
by johnlvs2run
July 26th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 10,000 per day
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: 10,000 per day

Just do what feels right to you, and make sure you're recovering in between.
by johnlvs2run
July 26th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Rower's hematuria
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Rower's hematuria

I had a physical exam over twenty years ago, about a year after I began using the C2. My doctor told me that there was a fairly large amount of microscopic blood in my urine. At no time did I actually see blood. He said that could be a sign of something serious and he wanted it checked out by a uro...
by johnlvs2run
July 26th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Getting enough sleep for gains
Replies: 27
Views: 1654

Re: Getting enough sleep for gains

I am definitely not over training! Can you back up that statement above for my own education? Over training is over stressed. Lack of sleep is over stressed. Training hard, even moderately hard when overly stressed is training too hard, which is over training. Sure, lack of sleep is a stress. Takin...