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by johnlvs2run
September 15th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for a shorter rower
Replies: 21
Views: 454

Re: Tips for a shorter rower

I have encouraged my wife to try rowing as a way of getting fitter and she wants to lose some weight (her words not mine before I get shot down! :roll: ). Unfortunately she is [ ] 4'11" and the rower is not really registering much of stroke. Any tips for a littlun? A BikeErg would be much better fo...
by johnlvs2run
September 13th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Training Plans?
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Training Plans?

Personally I alternate sets (usually 3 each) on the SE and BE (which is new to me). You can do the same workouts whether skiing, cycling, running, or any other type of aerobic activity. The same sequence applies, with variations over time and length of sets, warm up, do a workout, warm down. For exa...
by johnlvs2run
September 12th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: What to do for short legs
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Re: What to do for short legs

Yeah I wish the option was available back when I bought it as the part is pretty expensive: ~150 That's quite expensive. Does that include shipping? Actually, considering the average height of a woman in the US is 5' 3, the short seat post and back leg would likely fit the most people, and the stan...
by johnlvs2run
September 12th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: What to do for short legs
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Re: What to do for short legs

As Colin says, give people the option when purchasing.
Here are the ranges:
seat post - - - - inseam
standard - - 28 to 37 inches
short - - - - - 26 to 35 inches
tall - - - - - - - 31 to 41 inches
by johnlvs2run
September 9th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: What to do for short legs
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Re: What to do for short legs

Click here for the Fit Guide.

An inseam height of 26 inches should work with the shorter post.

Unless I'm missing something, the BE rear leg would also need replacing, along with the seat post.
by johnlvs2run
September 7th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: What to do for short legs
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Re: What to do for short legs

Based on my measurements, anyone with an inseam of 28 inches or less would have the same issue.

I'm interested to know if there's a solution. Please report back with what you find out from C2.
by johnlvs2run
August 7th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Constant rib injuries
Replies: 10
Views: 342

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: 10492

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: 307

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: 307

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: 307

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: 15058

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: 15058

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: 15058

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: 15058

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...