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by slwiser
September 23rd, 2012, 8:02 am
Forum: Training
Topic: dynamic and sliders drag
Replies: 4
Views: 2743

Re: dynamic and sliders drag

You can refer to this link for a comparison of the static, dynamic and on-the-water rowing drag factors. Check out the table on the lower right side of the page. I think these tests assume clean (new) machines. http://biorow.org/news/the_latest_newsletter_setting_drag_factor_on_various_ergs_types_to...
by slwiser
May 15th, 2012, 7:51 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Netflix and Rowpro
Replies: 4
Views: 3741

Re: Netflix and Rowpro

I do both all the time. Alienware M14x desktop. Just make sure you get the recommended video chip that Rowpro suggests. Mine has both the intel and the nvidia chips. Dell has a new notebook with both that will do well for far less than the Alienware. I have had problems when the video memory is shar...
by slwiser
May 6th, 2012, 3:56 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: report on C2 Dynamic
Replies: 26
Views: 9238

Re: report on C2 Dynamic

Yes, I thought it was a good write-up as well.
by slwiser
April 20th, 2012, 7:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training vs. fatigue
Replies: 17
Views: 6162

Re: Training vs. fatigue

I have not learn the magic formula to keep from being fatigued almost everyday I work out. I attempt to listen to my body but I am only on the edge of being successful with this. From four years ago when I could barely get up off the floor after getting down because of near heart failure (4xCABG in ...
by slwiser
February 19th, 2012, 8:34 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: RP intervals question
Replies: 2
Views: 1981

Re: RP intervals question

Just use stop and a timer for the rest period. My watch is set up for timed intervals to do this for me. Don't pull that first stroke when coming to the end of any active interval or it will carry you right into the next interval without any time for a rest.
by slwiser
January 26th, 2012, 9:43 pm
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: VO2 Max and performance
Replies: 8
Views: 8621

Re: VO2 Max and performance

Technique and your muscles not being familiar with this movement is very significant I think. It is not running for sure. Give yourself some time and watch vids and take some of your own and show them for help. Stroke rate being so high suggests almost no push in the legs. Somewhere between 70-80% o...
by slwiser
January 22nd, 2012, 10:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting started, xfit background
Replies: 13
Views: 3331

Re: Getting started, xfit background

To start out I wound not base my extended workouts on my "best" short time either. What is your average time for that distance? say 1:35 and use that to start out with in the Paul Law chart. Then go the the threads on the Pete plan and work those workouts. This will give you some variety and help de...
by slwiser
December 13th, 2011, 2:44 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: upper back pain
Replies: 7
Views: 5568

Re: upper back pain

Excellent
by slwiser
December 6th, 2011, 5:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for training partners
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

Re: Looking for training partners

Think about joining a virtual team as well. I belong to the Free Spirits team. We are large group and have our own forum at the link in my sig.
by slwiser
November 22nd, 2011, 12:05 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Rowing wearing a weighted vest
Replies: 9
Views: 11792

Re: Rowing wearing a weighted vest

This sounds wrong in so many ways to me. If on the water, dangerous. If on the erg, it only goes counter to the hold ideal of minimizing inertia load on the stroke, hence the move toward the dynamic machines. It will cause you to get used to over compressing/extending due to the added weight at the ...
by slwiser
November 12th, 2011, 1:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Paul's Law vs. actual results
Replies: 12
Views: 5831

Re: Paul's Law vs. actual results

Nice work..maybe they will put that up.
by slwiser
November 7th, 2011, 7:23 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Overtraining?
Replies: 5
Views: 3200

Re: Overtraining?

I agree that for the first several months a steady diet at 75% would be best to build your aerobic base.
by slwiser
October 20th, 2011, 9:31 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: upper back pain
Replies: 7
Views: 5568

Re: upper back pain

One suggestion is to get a set of bands, put them around your back and do about three sets of 20 or so pushes to balance out the rowing motion of pulling. I had this last year and now use them and this seems to help keep the nerves from being pinched so much. Another thing that I use is an electric...
by slwiser
October 19th, 2011, 3:48 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: upper back pain
Replies: 7
Views: 5568

Re: upper back pain

One suggestion is to be a set of bands put them around you back and do this for about three sets of 20 or so pushes to balance out the rowing motion of pulling. I had this last year and now do this and this seems to help keep the nerves from being pinched so much.
by slwiser
October 19th, 2011, 8:31 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Dynamic Rower for sale - has anyone tried it?
Replies: 140
Views: 61572

Re: Dynamic Rower for sale - has anyone tried it?

Concept 2 sent me the new wind shield free of charge and will send one to anyone who has the Dynamic that did not get one. They recently started adding this to the package for the Dynamic. It is a simple piece of plastic that inserts into the top opening of the fan housing. This does impact the drag...