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by Gammmmo
August 24th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing and Cycling Watts
Replies: 26
Views: 6406

Re: Rowing and Cycling Watts

5K on the erg....>30W lower c/w the bike (but I'm comparing 2017 ergo to 2015 bike and in 2015 I was more cardio fit than I've ever been since). Do a search on the forum as topic has come up before. The "problem" is power delivery is continuous on a bike whereas on the recovery with the ergo you're...
by Gammmmo
August 15th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing as a Fitness Indicator for Beginner cycling Club Run?
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Rowing as a Fitness Indicator for Beginner cycling Club Run?

A more accurate and relevant way to determine it would be to get on that bike and give it a go! ^This Go along, join the 13-14MPH group and see how you get on. There's more to group riding than pure performance, there's a whole bunch of etiquette and road craft that you need to learn. For pure perf...
by Gammmmo
August 5th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Heart Rate Range & Target Heart Rate
Replies: 19
Views: 1140

Re: Heart Rate Range & Target Heart Rate

Your above summing up provides many reasons why rest-HR has a weak relation to fitness. But this is my point about splitting hairs....yes, you can get some sort of variation (due to the factors outlined) in RHR for an individual and "fitness" may change to a small degree in a commensurate way. That...
by Gammmmo
August 5th, 2020, 7:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Heart Rate Range & Target Heart Rate
Replies: 19
Views: 1140

Re: Heart Rate Range & Target Heart Rate

Maybe it wasn't THAT stressful...surely you've had acutely stressful situations where you FEEL you HR going up? An extreme verison of this (and admittedly this may be down to adrenaline) would be easy to envisage e.g. that sudden noise in the night where you wake up instantly and are super alert be...
by Gammmmo
August 5th, 2020, 3:54 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Heart Rate Strap inflammation
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: Heart Rate Strap inflammation

Dave, I don't have your exact problem, but when I used to do a lot of open ocean swimming, I would get chafing around my waist if my shorts weren't laundered after use. I surmise it was the salt in the material acting as an abrasive against my skin. Even if I rinsed my shorts in fresh water, it sti...
by Gammmmo
August 5th, 2020, 3:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Heart Rate Range & Target Heart Rate
Replies: 19
Views: 1140

Re: Heart Rate Range & Target Heart Rate

I do not think that there is a strong relation between the heart rate at rest and fitness. If there is such a relation, it must be very weak. For example in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_rate#Resting_heart_rate the resting HR for well-trained athletes is listed as between 39 and 60. This is q...
by Gammmmo
August 4th, 2020, 2:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Short people problems?
Replies: 26
Views: 1142

Re: Short people problems?

Experiment with different DFs? Other than that I'm not sure there are special caveats depending on height as to how to row. At 5'11 I am if anything below average too for a rower but I don't give height a second thought other than when (and I know I'll get shot down in flames for this) I compare mys...
by Gammmmo
August 3rd, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Heart Rate Range & Target Heart Rate
Replies: 19
Views: 1140

Re: Heart Rate Range & Target Heart Rate

Nah it's more to do with the HRmax...that indeed may come down if you get alot fitter if you gain muscle mass and/or your heart can't compensate for the upregulation in the rest of your cardio/pulmonary system. Another thing, taking HRresting with a HRM IME can give you a slightly slower reading tha...
by Gammmmo
August 3rd, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Topic for "male" rowers only
Replies: 15
Views: 927

Re: Topic for "male" rowers only

I've had this...feels like the "boys" get bruised? For me it was the thighs repeatedly knocking against them...consciously row with your legs a bit more apart and experiment with different shorts with regard to their support and how they fit.
by Gammmmo
July 28th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Aerobic base building
Replies: 12
Views: 1276

Re: Aerobic base building

Its not so much strenght, but specific strenght endurance row related strenght. Not seldom people with good overall fitness from an other sport needs time to strenghten weak links. Think he should row, but focus on quality and go by feel regarding volume. A guy who runs 50/60k a week must be pretty...
by Gammmmo
July 24th, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Like Starting All Over Again (How Long ?)
Replies: 13
Views: 890

Re: Like Starting All Over Again (How Long ?)

:o :shock: 17 weeks off = 34 weeks to get back, Really will be like starting again. Can not wait Won't take that long...read the advice (maybe your comment was tongue in cheek?)...I doubt you're well trained give your height/weight/age and PBs. That's not meant to be a dig btw either. Means you've ...
by Gammmmo
July 24th, 2020, 6:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Like Starting All Over Again (How Long ?)
Replies: 13
Views: 890

Re: Like Starting All Over Again (How Long ?)

"They" say for every week you take off with cardio it takes 2-3 weeks to get back to where you were, if you were well-trained. If you're not that well trained it should be more rapid esp if you're not been sedentary during lockdown i.e. being more active than say going for walks.
by Gammmmo
July 23rd, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Calorie counting apps - what have you used ?
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Re: Calorie counting apps - what have you used ?

None*...I just have a running total of calories each day in my head. This is pretty easy once you get to know off by heart how many calories are in X amount of something, and most people including myself tend to eat similar things. A good test of this is how quickly you get round the supermarket kno...
by Gammmmo
July 23rd, 2020, 3:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: My ergs are getting harder, HR is going up. Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 1052

Re: My ergs are getting harder, HR is going up. Why?

However the main concern of this is my steady state. When i started using Heart rate for my steady state I settled in well rowing comfortable 12ks at 2:14 pace (roughly rate 19). I used to row them at 141 - 145bpm average in my UT2 zone. This week I am taking part in a steady state only week which ...
by Gammmmo
July 20th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Damper settings for different distances?
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Re: Damper settings for different distances?

I have settled on 115-120 for every session but I don't do short sprints ie less than 500m but I have seen ergers doing 1:15 pace sprint intervals at 120 so it's not essential to whack it up. 1.15 yes. But thats not real sprinting. For 1.05 you need more drag. But 95% plus of people have nothing to...