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by Gammmmo
September 16th, 2019, 3:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What do you do when...
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: What do you do when...

I find the "zone" less predictable as to when it'll turn up. I've long thought it'd be a great area of research for sports scientists. So far we only really have crude metrics such as RHR,HRV, RPE or TSB (training stress balance from Andrew Coggans ATL/CTL/TSS/etc cycling model). Amyway, I digress.....
by Gammmmo
September 15th, 2019, 5:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 6253
Views: 814337

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

nice one Bob...better than my 6K!!!
by Gammmmo
September 15th, 2019, 5:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: If you ever wanted evidence of the power of the mind...
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: If you ever wanted evidence of the power of the mind...

A teammate of mine has done this exact method for a 10k PB (33:17!!!!). He thinks that if he tried maintain the 1:39 pace constantly he would have failed, but alternate intensities made it a lot more bearable. I need to give this a try sometime soon as it defo sounds like there are some tangible be...
by Gammmmo
September 14th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: If you ever wanted evidence of the power of the mind...
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: If you ever wanted evidence of the power of the mind...

A teammate of mine has done this exact method for a 10k PB (33:17!!!!). He thinks that if he tried maintain the 1:39 pace constantly he would have failed, but alternate intensities made it a lot more bearable. I need to give this a try sometime soon as it defo sounds like there are some tangible be...
by Gammmmo
September 14th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: If you ever wanted evidence of the power of the mind...
Replies: 11
Views: 327

If you ever wanted evidence of the power of the mind...

As many will know on here I have slashed my weekly erg volume from ~60K/week to ~30K/week in the last year. As a recent experiment I've been intrigued as what effect this would have and chose the 5K as a convenient test to repeatedly compare. I've suspected I can go sub 18:30 now. But I haven't been...
by Gammmmo
September 13th, 2019, 2:48 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Biceps won't grow but forearms will
Replies: 52
Views: 1566

Re: Biceps won't grow but forearms will

That 6.29 was after not much training, don,t think he ever did much aerobic stuff, he came from triple jumping. Was also before he got stronger, think he was 90 kg ish. Makes sense....I think he went all out for bodybuilding and eschews cardio now. In one of this videos he said even sliding across ...
by Gammmmo
September 12th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Biceps won't grow but forearms will
Replies: 52
Views: 1566

Re: Biceps won't grow but forearms will

Ps, Matt did start in the uk forum, was a Forum Flyer, see ctc results. Pulled decent 2k, 6.29 from memory. That makes me feel better. I'd imagine he was HWT and given the "rule of thumb" I go by of 20s difference over 2K between HWT and LWT, my 6:48 (a bit soft) now looks slightly better. :lol: Pr...
by Gammmmo
September 12th, 2019, 4:07 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Biceps won't grow but forearms will
Replies: 52
Views: 1566

Re: Biceps won't grow but forearms will

Especially difficult if the youtuber doesn't have an additional "slant" to videos. What seems to do well in terms of views and likes among fitness youtubers, is when they incorporate their ongoing "story" and so it becomes more of a lifestyle thing often with humour. Just look at the popularity of ...
by Gammmmo
September 12th, 2019, 4:05 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Biceps won't grow but forearms will
Replies: 52
Views: 1566

Re: Biceps won't grow but forearms will

duplicate post
by Gammmmo
September 12th, 2019, 3:11 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Biceps won't grow but forearms will
Replies: 52
Views: 1566

Re: Biceps won't grow but forearms will

And keeping a channel going and comming up with new stuff is tough, impossible if you ask me, thats why he so detailed. Nothing new to tell anymore. Especially difficult if the youtuber doesn't have an additional "slant" to videos. What seems to do well in terms of views and likes among fitness you...
by Gammmmo
September 9th, 2019, 3:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to ERG/rowing. How does this 10,000m look?
Replies: 61
Views: 1227

Re: New to ERG/rowing. How does this 10,000m look?

One of my beefs with FB is that it skews real life...people only share the good things and to project a certain kind of image. I took up weights twice a week not just because I knew it would bring me PBs (having never done it in earnest) and I'd enjoy the process just like I have with endurance spor...
by Gammmmo
September 9th, 2019, 3:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Fitness status
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: Fitness status

Two things: 1. Look at diet. Eat fewer carbs but retain before/after training. Maybe look at intermittent fasting or eating within a "time window". You could even do what I do and learn how many calories are in various foods you eat. You may have to weigh some of your food. After a while you can hav...
by Gammmmo
September 6th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to ERG/rowing. How does this 10,000m look?
Replies: 61
Views: 1227

Re: New to ERG/rowing. How does this 10,000m look?

I think what Henry is alluding to is that we don't get people like Benton or Shaun posting. What we have to ask ourselves is why did they and why don't they now? I think one difference is that, compared with when indoor rowing was more popular early 2000s is that there are now many more social media...
by Gammmmo
September 6th, 2019, 2:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to ERG/rowing. How does this 10,000m look?
Replies: 61
Views: 1227

Re: New to ERG/rowing. How does this 10,000m look?

nick rockliff wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Indoor rowing was a very different scene back then though. Was very competitive with the UK forum very strong and the Indoor rowing clubs starting to spring up. The racing scene was very strong too, with races every month.
I find that interesting in itself.
by Gammmmo
September 5th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New to ERG/rowing. How does this 10,000m look?
Replies: 61
Views: 1227

Re: New to ERG/rowing. How does this 10,000m look?

I'd be interested to know just how many 41 yo male rowers here with previous different sports backgrounds rowed over 8k for 30mins when they first discovered the erg. Any takers? Good question, Anth. Some of the members here have elitist attitudes which can be quite off-putting to new members inter...