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by Gammmmo
December 27th, 2020, 6:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing = Horizontal Deadlift ?
Replies: 14
Views: 726

Re: Rowing = Horizontal Deadlift ?

I recently saw the indoor rowing stroke described as a Horizontal Deadlift and was wondering if that is an accurate description as I know nothing about deadlifts. I've always been very wary of doing deadlifts and weighted squats, tend to row and cycle and single leg squats. It's not a bad analogy a...
by Gammmmo
December 9th, 2020, 4:39 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength or Aerobic capacity, which goes first as we age
Replies: 29
Views: 1726

Re: Strength or Aerobic capacity, which goes first as we age

Been thinking recently about various PBs over the last 18 years and try to pinpoint what has cause the decline since my peak at 48 and now coming up to 64? age? :D Is it strength or aerobic capacity? In general for those that max out their abilities I'd say aerobic capacity peaks late 20s (maybe ea...
by Gammmmo
December 7th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Weight training and rowing
Replies: 26
Views: 1272

Re: Weight training and rowing

I would say weights are only really helpful with the short sharp stuff like LP, 100m, 1min, maybe 500m (this is my experience now I only do 5Ks habitually around 1:57-2:03/500m pace and occasionally test my short stuff on th erg - I've eschewed the longer stuff because I'm building muscle). Beyond t...
by Gammmmo
November 26th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 9519
Views: 1474756

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

5k PB today. Did a better job of keeping the rate high than I have been lately. Really struggled to stay consistent on the splits through the middle, saw a lot more 1:39s than I would have liked, but I made up for it with a strong last 1000m. https://i.imgur.com/I95n51n_d.webp?maxwidth=640&shape=th...
by Gammmmo
November 25th, 2020, 5:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Cross training cycling
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: Cross training cycling

I’ve been rowing but not seriously for the last four years. Recently took it up more seriously, watched the videos, up my daily metres to around 10k. Saw some great improvements on the bike. I’m ok at training on the bike. I want to improve my rowing, been following the Peter plan layout sprint int...
by Gammmmo
November 25th, 2020, 5:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Cross training cycling
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: Cross training cycling

I’ve been rowing but not seriously for the last four years. Recently took it up more seriously, watched the videos, up my daily metres to around 10k. Saw some great improvements on the bike. I’m ok at training on the bike. I want to improve my rowing, been following the Peter plan layout sprint int...
by Gammmmo
November 24th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 9519
Views: 1474756

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

KeithT wrote:
November 23rd, 2020, 11:42 am
Wow great work all around! Glad to see you posting again.
;)
by Gammmmo
November 23rd, 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Cross training cycling
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: Cross training cycling

Well, what are you trying to achieve? What are you trying to best at? I'd assume cycling seeing as though the rowing is cross training for you. I'd ask why you are even doing the rower if you want to be fast on a bike. If you think it will help with motivation and therefore give you a higher aerobic...
by Gammmmo
November 22nd, 2020, 4:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 9519
Views: 1474756

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

A very nice afternoon's work Alex! Congrats on both the PB and 2nd place :D excellent result mate particularly in those conditions. looking at those splits theres plenty more to give for next time!! Thx chaps. Fair to say I'm feeling it today. Hats off to you Alex...racing is not easy and v few peo...
by Gammmmo
November 21st, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 9519
Views: 1474756

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Stu/WW - thanks guys. :)
max_ratcliffe wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Outstanding work, Paul. Welcome back.

You need to get your bragging rights right, though! 180kg is *four* plates, so really very good indeed.
Thanks. Yeah good spot - you're right...."three plates" is the (modest) squat target now.
by Gammmmo
November 20th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 9519
Views: 1474756

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Hello ergo-people, I've not posted for a while but have been lurking a bit. The site logged me out and it took a while to get round to sorting a new login and as many will know I've only been playing at the rower last year or so to keep a bit of cardio when my focus has been on weights moreso. Anwa...
by Gammmmo
November 20th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 9519
Views: 1474756

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Hello ergo-people, I've not posted for a while but have been lurking a bit. The site logged me out and it took a while to get round to sorting a new login and as many will know I've only been playing at the rower last year or so to keep a bit of cardio when my focus has been on weights moreso. Anway...
by Gammmmo
August 24th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing and Cycling Watts
Replies: 30
Views: 9593

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: 9
Views: 1170

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: 1963

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...