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by NELSON
March 8th, 2011, 12:17 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Rowing & Cancer Chemo Treatments
Replies: 18
Views: 6269

Re: Rowing & Cancer Chemo Treatments

It seems that the 'BIG C' is going to win this six year battle. I am official a in-home hospice patient (there is no time line at this point) at this time, I think it is for the best. The last chemo session I had was so horrible that it made me make a life decision to stop the chemo treatments. The ...
by NELSON
October 25th, 2010, 4:44 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: ST JOSEPH ISLAND ROWING CLUB
Replies: 1
Views: 18393

ST JOSEPH ISLAND ROWING CLUB

This a question for GAVIN GRANT(IF HE IS OUT THERE ANYPLACE ON THE FORUM) , FRC/2010, & your 2,404,230 total. There is no email symbol attached to your name so I could not email you directly through the C2 site. First, that is awesome! Over 80,000 a day, how did you break that up over a 24 hour peri...
by NELSON
October 22nd, 2010, 10:28 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Rowing & Cancer Chemo Treatments
Replies: 18
Views: 6269

Re: Rowing & Cancer Chemo Treatments

John, First, I agree with you on many levels. Second, it is a tough call, to know when ENOUGH is ENOUGH! My cancer was dx in 2/05 & at that time they gave me ONE YEAR. The treatments that I have had has kept me alive & with a high quality of life, relatively speaking. I do think that a large part of...
by NELSON
October 15th, 2010, 6:06 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Bodyweight and Skierg Performance Potential
Replies: 3
Views: 6038

Re: Bodyweight and Skierg Performance Potential

Leo, Ok! Ok! You won me over, even I cannot argue with real numbers, ones that I can understand. At least we both agree, that a big upper body does wonders for the skierg numbers. Hey, thanks for the kind words in regard to my cancer battle. It is ongoing, they classify me as a chronic case. At this...
by NELSON
October 14th, 2010, 9:51 am
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Bodyweight and Skierg Performance Potential
Replies: 3
Views: 6038

Re: Bodyweight and Skierg Performance Potential

Leo, Man, that is a very detailed and scientific study, beyond my comprehension. But I am going to disagree on a simple layman's experience, based on the rowers & skiergers in my club & our actual performance times . The differences between our heavy vs our lightweights are so much greater on the sk...
by NELSON
October 12th, 2010, 8:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Am I training too hard?
Replies: 22
Views: 5042

Re: Am I training too hard?

The 20:00 total time -- the work intervals are high intensity effort (think close to 2000M pace +5-6 sec arena) 1st interval = 3:00 hard work cycle (:20sec active rest after each work cycle- barely moving) 2nd " = 1:00 3rd " = 1:15 4th " = 1:30 5th " = 1:45 6th " = 2:00 7th " = 1:45 8th " = 1:30 9th...
by NELSON
October 12th, 2010, 11:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Am I training too hard?
Replies: 22
Views: 5042

Re: Am I training too hard?

Here is a good 20:00 minute routine, it is a variable set, pyramid. 1. 5 minute warm up 2. 20 minute routime: 3:00-1:00-1:15-1:30-1:45-2:00-1:45-1:30-1:15-1:00 0(It has a very short active rest period of :20 seconds between work times) It is 16:00 of high intersity work with 4:00 or a active rest cy...
by NELSON
September 16th, 2010, 6:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 500 Meter Time
Replies: 8
Views: 16454

Re: 500 Meter Time

I would also suggest switching from 20:00 minutes to the 5000M piece, as a beginning long distance pierce. Set your work piece up as a new workout, thereby allowing you to set a lower split distance within the 5000M piece. I like to use a split of 250M, that gives you 20 split intervals to review. A...
by NELSON
September 15th, 2010, 3:47 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: SkiErg vs. Nordic Track
Replies: 11
Views: 14311

Re: SkiErg vs. Nordic Track

I agree with Joshc, the legs, quads, take a beating if you really push at a high intensity. It is like doing non-stop 3/4 squats. Plus your arms are in this hanging position for 1/2 the movement, wow. The users at our gym can barely walk after a high intensity workout, whether that workout is short ...
by NELSON
September 10th, 2010, 11:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Long time gone.
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

Re: Long time gone.

Yo Dennis, It is just cosmic because I was just thinking about you yesterday. Sounds like you still THE MAN that I look up to. I love it, seeing God, ain't that the truth. I am still rowing but I have just yesterday added a new long term goal, a million meters on the skierg. I think it will take me ...
by NELSON
July 28th, 2010, 3:51 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Rowing & Cancer Chemo Treatments
Replies: 18
Views: 6269

Re: Rowing & Cancer Chemo Treatments

Hey everyone, Thanks for the kind words &: I can feel all that positive energy coming my way . Yo Bill, thanks for reminding me of the issue I left out in my original posting. Caregivers, take care of YOURSELF! By observing my wife, this journey is just as hard on the caregivers as it is on the canc...
by NELSON
July 26th, 2010, 4:42 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Rowing & Cancer Chemo Treatments
Replies: 18
Views: 6269

Rowing & Cancer Chemo Treatments

To help me fight through the horrible side effects of the cancer chemo treatments, I keep in simple, 'JUST ROW THE ERG'. I have been fighting the good fight now for over 5 years, DX- CANCER OF UNKNOWN PRIMARY SITE (CUPS). The erg keeps me heathy, ??, mentally and physically tough enough to continue ...
by NELSON
July 16th, 2010, 1:33 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Skierg 3 1/2 month field report.
Replies: 4
Views: 6528

Re: Skierg 3 1/2 month field report.

Ditto, on thinking this is a great addition to the C2 family. But, it is definitely a big boy machine. I have recorded times for all the ranked pieces from the 500M to 10000M, trying to get a feel for my 500M pace over distance/time. The 500M sprint is a killer for me, it takes almost 125M to get to...
by NELSON
July 11th, 2010, 2:29 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Professional athletes doing a 2k
Replies: 17
Views: 12135

Re: Professional athletes doing a 2k

Phelps by a long shot, followed by Armstrong, then a toss up between Bolt & Federer. Lets remember, what 6:15-6:30 does to your lungs & quads over that distance, no 100/200m stop or no faults stoppage. I don't see anything in Bolt or Federer past that compares to a 2K all out. Mentally would they be...
by NELSON
June 8th, 2010, 5:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Trying to understand SPM
Replies: 36
Views: 8555

Re: Trying to understand SPM

My 2cents worth. I have always rowed at a 34-36 SPM, from the 1000m-FM. The only exception is the 500M and that's a LET IT ALL HANG OUT pace, over 40SPM. It has served me well over these past years. I have never had the pure strength to row at those low SPM. I do sometimes train in the 20 SPM range ...