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by johnlvs2run
January 17th, 2019, 11:47 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Bikeerg no good for HIIT
Replies: 18
Views: 427

Re: Bikeerg no good for HIIT

CaseyClarke wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 2:36 pm
It’s an increasingly active group with far more going on than on here or SlowTwitch.
Why hide it then?

There have been millions of threads and posts on Bikeforums.net, but not even one post about Bikeerg.
Slowtwitch has had millions of postings, but only this one thread about Bikeerg.
by johnlvs2run
January 17th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: What’s your favorite bandage for small hand cuts + rowing or weightlifting?
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: What’s your favorite bandage for small hand cuts + rowing or weightlifting?

Sulfur powder helps to heal cuts and abrasions quite rapidly.
Magnesium Carbonate chalk keeps hands dry for a firm grip when lifting heavy weights.
For extra protection, white adhesive tape, band aids, gorilla tape, duct tape, and similar can be used.
by johnlvs2run
January 17th, 2019, 2:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Starting Out
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: Starting Out

Gar27 wrote:
January 16th, 2019, 6:39 am
Hi, I got my Concept 2 rower yesterday. I'm 57 years old and dodgy knees put a stop to my running,
A very similar thing happened to me recently, which is why I got the Skierg.

I would just work into it gradually and do everything your own way, the same that you'd do with your running.
by johnlvs2run
January 16th, 2019, 11:55 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Bikeerg no good for HIIT
Replies: 18
Views: 427

Re: Bikeerg no good for HIIT

Never heard of this issue mentioned in the Facebook group. I've visited the FB page several times and never see any messages there. Apparently joining the group is required, but I personally don't like FB and don't use it at all. Why not just post on here, or on Slowtwitch where everyone can partic...
by johnlvs2run
January 16th, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Skierg pb thread
Replies: 121
Views: 20190

Re: Skierg pb thread

Well done, Fischer.
That's impressive to already do a half marathon.
Based on your speed, you're going to continue improving quite rapidly.
by johnlvs2run
January 16th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Bikeerg no good for HIIT
Replies: 18
Views: 427

Re: Bikeerg no good for HIIT

I regularly do sets of short sprints on my home BE without any issues The issue appears to be about standing sprints, or standing in general on the Bikeerg - not sprinting while sitting. I am personally interested in this issue when considering a Bikeerg, and appreciate having an open minded discus...
by johnlvs2run
January 15th, 2019, 11:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Concept2 Log: Teams vs. Affiliations
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Concept2 Log: Teams vs. Affiliations

Leomarweb wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 3:42 pm
how quickly does Concept2 respond to affiliation requests
In my experience, the same work day that they receive the request.
by johnlvs2run
January 15th, 2019, 11:00 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Employer selling Model C
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Re: Employer selling Model C

Make sure the pm2 is working property.
If so, it was an excellent monitor, with fast response, and therefore greater accuracy than the pm3/4/5.
It had a better digital display, and allowed for standing start repetitions, which the pm3/4/5 don't.
by johnlvs2run
January 15th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Skierg pb thread
Replies: 121
Views: 20190

Re: Skierg pb thread

Way to go with the 2k, Steve. Great to see you back in action.

New 1 minute PB, beats my pace from a week ago.

1' / 250 meters / 2:00.0 / 49spm / 100df - hopefully I can beat this again.
by johnlvs2run
January 15th, 2019, 2:32 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Weight adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Weight adjustment

do pretty much the same weight adjustment principles work for the scores achieved on the BikeErg as on the regular rowing ergometer? Yes. I've compared weights and scores in the Bikeerg rankings, and the same relationship applies for all three of the ergs. This is due to heavier people having room ...
by johnlvs2run
January 14th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: To buy or not to buy?
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: To buy or not to buy?

I have both. Added the skierg last February to get some upper body (anterior muscle) work. It's been great to be able to use both. My total weekly meters have increased quite a bit. I do quite a bit of "back and forth" between them. For example on Sunday I did 4 rounds of 2K erg, 2K skierg for a to...
by johnlvs2run
January 14th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Bikeerg no good for HIIT
Replies: 18
Views: 427

Re: Bikeerg no good for HIIT

I've had my bikerg for about a year. For the first time yesterday I tried zwift and I raised the damper and tried some standing up and my power dropped low and I noticed that the resistance did not really really increase. It's not a huge deal for me since I am more of a steady state person but I wa...
by johnlvs2run
January 14th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Hernia?
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Hernia?

it could be something as simple as a groin strain and not a hernia. I had a groin strain that persisted for weeks in the midst of a full running schedule, making getting up out of bed or standing from a chair quite painful. I finally tried the standard routine of M.I.C.E., not exactly fun in that a...
by johnlvs2run
January 13th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Bikeerg no good for HIIT
Replies: 18
Views: 427

Re: Bikeerg no good for HIIT

colagirl wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 10:27 am
The concept2 rep said "it's not our problem, we don't market the bikeerg as HIIT equipment."
When you stand up and pedal flat out for hiit the damper shifts and goes to easy setting making it useless
That's very strange and not good. My $75 bike trainer works great when standing.
by johnlvs2run
January 13th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: To buy or not to buy?
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: To buy or not to buy?

I use the Skierg in my garage on the wall and like it quite a bit, much more than I did the rowing machine.