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by GJS
February 9th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Setting drag factor
Replies: 40
Views: 11338

Re: Setting drag factor

Thanks, James. I took all this to mean that - beyond an intial manual calibration at C2 - the bike entirely lacked the capacity to accurately account for dust aggregation over time. A pessimistic and likely mistaken interpretation. I prefer your take that recalibration effectively occurs every time ...
by GJS
February 9th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Setting drag factor
Replies: 40
Views: 11338

Re: Setting drag factor

Cheers. I'm just not sure how one could go about recalibrating the thing. Would be great if it did auto calibrate at the start of every session. Unless a damp crossfitter falls in a heap and blocks the fan during the piece you could certainly rely upon the watts shown. On a selection of new bikergs ...
by GJS
February 3rd, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Setting drag factor
Replies: 40
Views: 11338

Re: Setting drag factor

Thanks, Allen.

Given what Jon says on pg2 I'm not entirely sure how you arrive at that emphatic 'no' ?

It seems to me that a dirty machine could very well provide a watt reading which is higher than the actual work done - an issue that does not arise on the self-calibrating SKierg and rower.
by GJS
February 3rd, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Setting drag factor
Replies: 40
Views: 11338

Re: Setting drag factor

A bit of a shame, this. I really like the feel and riding position of the Bikerg. Better, for me, than the Wattbike and I'm tempted to get one. But the upshot of all this is that you need to keep the thing very clean if you care for accurate measurement. (We are all aware of the impact dirt has on g...
by GJS
December 7th, 2018, 7:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Is it "OK" to squat the day after deadlifting?
Replies: 16
Views: 823

Re: Is it "OK" to squat the day after deadlifting?

Session A consists of an upper body pressing exercise, a squat, and then assistance work that includes Romanian deadlifts. Session B consists of an upper body pressing exercise, a deadlift, and then assistance work that includes single-leg squats. Are you loading those single leg squats (which I gu...
by GJS
November 8th, 2018, 5:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Drag Factor
Replies: 22
Views: 1847

Re: Drag Factor

Pretty difficult to determine efficiency from looking at the force curve, I would guess. Not least because, for reasons I don't understand but others might, it's a good deal easier to produce a smooth curve at high drag (even while gross technical deficiencies remain :lol: ). Easy to do a few test p...
by GJS
November 7th, 2018, 5:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Can you make gains on the erg and with weights?
Replies: 44
Views: 3766

Re: Can you make gains on the erg and with weights?

Mark's calculations are spot on. Plug 240 x 6 into a 1rm calculator and you get a likely max lift of c. 280 lbs. BW (163) x 1.7 (McNeely's proposed national standard) is 277lbs. Sam Loch's response to McNeely and further thoughts: I've created my own table below that lowers the bench pull standard t...
by GJS
August 31st, 2018, 3:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Ergdata
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: Ergdata

To add a little to Greg's thoughts on the force curve: Mine used to be ok looking but rather flat on the second half. Nothing disastrous but annoying. I've been deadlifting in earnest over the last three or four months (and throwing in some back/hip extension work too) and my curve is noticeably plu...
by GJS
August 6th, 2018, 2:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Sprints and Stuff part deux
Replies: 66
Views: 11380

Re: Sprints and Stuff part deux

I'll return to this here thread at some point. Just working on strength at the minute. I recall my modest records from last year - 1.23.8 250m and a 1.15 LP - and hope that those readily fall on my return. My upperbody pulling strength is improving and my trap bar deadlifts are coming along. 170kg 3...
by GJS
May 30th, 2018, 6:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Giro Prologue in Israel
Replies: 15
Views: 10686

Re: Giro Prologue in Israel

Cheers, Jack. I surely noticed the age of that post and its tenor prompted me to ask the Q. I do wonder whether my fondness for Froome - as an hooman being - is rather blinding me from the truth of things and was interested in what you thought. Interested because you are always engaged and engaging,...
by GJS
May 30th, 2018, 6:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Giro Prologue in Israel
Replies: 15
Views: 10686

Re: Giro Prologue in Israel

Well, there we have it. Super stuff. Italy looked spectacular as always. Delighted for Froome. Shame the drug stuff yet looms. For me, given Froome's pedigree, the weakness of the GC field, the time he put into his lacklustre chasers during the descents, stage 19 was a great and splendid thing rathe...
by GJS
May 30th, 2018, 6:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: First time on the Concept2, please critique everything...
Replies: 9
Views: 1345

Re: First time on the Concept2, please critique everything..

I agree with the chaps. The makings of a nice stroke but sit tall, bend at the hips, keep the back strong and resist the tendency to overreach. In addition, I would sooner the air con units? were set in the middle of the ceiling tiles, don't care for the harsh lighting, and the racking for the exerc...
by GJS
May 23rd, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How does your nutrition look in the hours after weights?
Replies: 13
Views: 1303

Re: How does your nutrition look in the hours after weights?

My nutrition doesn't change one jot. I have probably 170 - 230 g of protein every day. On rest days. On weight days. Provided you are getting in decent amounts of protein consistently windows are of no great significance. That's what the science is tending to say, anyhow. My weight is stable. My str...
by GJS
May 17th, 2018, 11:50 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: What are your not-too-hardcore workouts for non-rowing days?
Replies: 9
Views: 1579

Re: What are your not-too-hardcore workouts for non-rowing d

At the moment most of my workouts are resistance stuff and I absolutely have a little routine that I do when the gym's shut or when I need to tick over or when the thought of intense work fills me with dread. I give myself an hour or so, switch on a film that doesn't demand my full attention - is th...
by GJS
May 12th, 2018, 5:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 2k pace based off 5k?
Replies: 20
Views: 2428

Re: 2k pace based off 5k?

Thanks for the link to the FSPP, Remo.
My two inputs, a 250 and a 5k, put me at a 6.57 2k.
Strikes me as very accurate indeed.
So much so I suspect it renders actually tackling the 2k pretty much unnecessary. B)