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by Gammmmo
July 19th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What is the effect of simply being heavier?
Replies: 10
Views: 2252

Re: What is the effect of simply being heavier?

Another update from my journey. I am now aroudd 79kg having put on 2kg in the last 3-4 months, some of which is fat around my mid section but I am stronger now than ever in the weight room. I have noticed I peaked on the erg for HIT efforts when I was around 77kg and for long distance stuff around 7...
by Gammmmo
July 19th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting Back into after a long layoff-10 years
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Getting Back into after a long layoff-10 years

OP - my advice to you is by all means get competitive and set good times and compare etc (whatever floats your boat) but....that won't last. Instead ALSO see the erg as a great tool for weight management, clearing your head, cross training, maintaining what you have/get, and try to go through phases...
by Gammmmo
July 19th, 2019, 2:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Coping strategies
Replies: 37
Views: 724

Re: Coping strategies

I often see a guy in the gym, normal, nothing wrong 40 something. He does deadlifts with the bar plus 5kg on both sides. I can,t stand seeing that :x . He is also a banker, also not my favorite kind of people. Eh... 10kg deads? :lol: Oh not forgetting the weight of the bar of course :D Everytime I ...
by Gammmmo
July 18th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training and smoking?
Replies: 35
Views: 389

Re: Training and smoking?

Im curious if anyone else has had a similar experience of quitting smoking and what differences did they see in their erg times? Will the benefits be aerobic or anaerobic? What differences in times might be possible? Not sure about erging and smoking, but I used to know a guy who smoked and did cro...
by Gammmmo
July 18th, 2019, 3:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Coping strategies
Replies: 37
Views: 724

Re: Coping strategies

Dreadfish wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Ive been trying to get my son onto the rower but no joy yet. hes 6"6 and 105kg. he does a bit of power lifting etc at the local power lifting gym but not even remotely interested in the Erg
Hmmmm....note you're Kiwis. Rugby?
by Gammmmo
July 16th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 23070
Views: 2489371

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

10K@2:00.5 (big -ve split, first 2K@2:05, last 2K@1:56, felt good to sweat it out and erg a nice round number for a change)
TRIGGER session
CORE: 15mins
by Gammmmo
July 16th, 2019, 2:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Coping strategies
Replies: 37
Views: 724

Re: Coping strategies

Good, detailed post Stu....thanks for taking the trouble. Off the top of my head all I can add/concur is I break the effort up into chunks. I don't do that well at holding a very specific pace the whole time and prefer to oscillate around the target pace and generally negative splitting as I go. I t...
by Gammmmo
July 16th, 2019, 2:42 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How is overall SPM calculated?
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: How is overall SPM calculated?

This has been covered in this forum for years. Yup, thought so as per opening post. I guess many people will argue its not important, however in the case of the 30R20 its pretty important as the rating is an important part of the test and give or take a couple of strokes is all that is allowed real...
by Gammmmo
July 15th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How is overall SPM calculated?
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: How is overall SPM calculated?

Due to lack of places, spm numbers are truncated both ends. So if we row at 123.x strokes per minute, or 23.x, we see 23. Averages seem to sum successive truncated data, divide and then truncate that too. So if we row one split at 123.x spm, and the next at 124.y, (or 23.x and 24.y) the average see...
by Gammmmo
July 15th, 2019, 2:53 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How is overall SPM calculated?
Replies: 9
Views: 263

How is overall SPM calculated?

Probably been covered elsewhere but here goes...within say a 5K session you can have the effort divided up into 1K bits for your persual. 1. How is spm calculated at each 1K....is is rounded up or down? 2. How is the overall spm calculated? -Does it take the rounded 1K spm averages and average them ...
by Gammmmo
July 15th, 2019, 2:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Confused by Stroker per Minutes
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: Confused by Stroker per Minutes

Blimey, no offense but that model "A" looks like something that was invented before rowing was! :P
by Gammmmo
July 13th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VO2max calculator is a joke!
Replies: 15
Views: 377

Re: VO2max calculator is a joke!

So im new to rowing, but have been digging through the data and am just stunned at what rowers can do. I put my best 2000M sprint time into the concept2 VOX2max calculator and am right on the highest line labeled "Excellent". So at first I was happy. Until I looked at the online log book averages f...
by Gammmmo
July 10th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: At what age did you notice recovery was impaired?
Replies: 16
Views: 437

Re: At what age did you notice recovery was impaired?

Its quite frustrating to start with but the sooner you come to grips with the reality of the situation the better :lol: I sometimes say to people in competitive sport especially where a big part of their identity is wrapped up in being a certain standard, that you must always have the next thing (t...
by Gammmmo
July 10th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 23070
Views: 2489371

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Yesterday: <> Smashed! Must be getting old. :lol: :roll: Either that, or you're doing squats and deads in the same w/o! TBF I'm still learning the "skill" of squats moreso than deads, and am concentrating on getting volume in at 70-90% of 1RM on the deads atm. Yes, it's full body and draining but d...
by Gammmmo
July 10th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: At what age did you notice recovery was impaired?
Replies: 16
Views: 437

At what age did you notice recovery was impaired?

Not sure whether it's a phase I'm going through i.e. "life" getting in the way of training or whether I'm actually training more effectively atm, but of late I'm finding some of my sessions are leaving me more fatigued than I remember in the past. I was discussing this a month back with a mate who i...