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by GJS
March 27th, 2019, 4:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Ask Me Anything: Strength Training for Rowing/Erging
Replies: 28
Views: 852

Re: Ask Me Anything: Strength Training for Rowing/Erging

I'm 47 so no spring chicken...upside compare with my 20s is I never lifted in earnest then but downside is I get more residual issues e.g. sore elbows from lfiting - which I am experimenting with glucosamine/chrondroitin to offset. I absolutely do think some of the degredation with some people is d...
by GJS
March 26th, 2019, 3:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Ask Me Anything: Strength Training for Rowing/Erging
Replies: 28
Views: 852

Re: Ask Me Anything: Strength Training for Rowing/Erging

One thing that puts me off is being able to get to an arbitrary standard - most people you can compare with seem to use a standard deadlift. I wouldn't want to do X amount of weight with the hex bar and not be able to directly compare with others. For my height/weight/frame (lightly built - think r...
by GJS
March 7th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Trap / Hex bars for deadlifting
Replies: 29
Views: 847

Re: Trap / Hex bars for deadlifting

Fair point, Will. Yet, while my KB swing has been deemed acceptable by KB zealots and my GMs applauded by decent trainers I've never once, for instance, done two GM reps that felt exactly the same nor done a single one without having to remind myself, "soft knees, bum back, neutral lumbar etc etc". ...
by GJS
March 7th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Trap / Hex bars for deadlifting
Replies: 29
Views: 847

Re: Trap / Hex bars for deadlifting

Cheers, Will. I quite fancy clean and pressing the log at some point so familiarity with the thing will be somewhat helpful, but beyond that the advantage I see is that it's perhaps an idiot proof means of targetting the hams etc. Romanian deadlifts, good mornings etc require additional cues and mov...
by GJS
March 7th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Trap / Hex bars for deadlifting
Replies: 29
Views: 847

Re: Trap / Hex bars for deadlifting

Check out Thor on the C2 @ 18 min 15 secs. Not too shabby! And - best I can tell - no support propping the join between rail and front end. Just this last weekend cemented his position as strongest man in the world by winning the Arnold Classic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaDc4odQAiI
by GJS
March 7th, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Trap / Hex bars for deadlifting
Replies: 29
Views: 847

Re: Trap / Hex bars for deadlifting

Trap bar is my favorite deadlift for rowing. The lack of posterior chain work IS a limitation. However, we always do Romanian deadlifts, hip thrusts, pullthroughs, glute-ham raises, or something else as assistance work for the posterior chain. Have you ever - as an athlete - deadlifted with a log w...
by GJS
March 6th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Trap / Hex bars for deadlifting
Replies: 29
Views: 847

Re: Trap / Hex bars for deadlifting

Fabulous tool. Very intuitive, as Glenn indicates. Use it all the time chiefly because I encounter no grip issues and don't care to faff about with straps. Given the wide handle placement - if you don't use the high handles - the ROM is slightly bigger than with conventional deadlifts. The degree of...
by GJS
February 9th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Setting drag factor
Replies: 40
Views: 12292

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: 12292

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: 12292

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: 12292

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: 985

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: 2089

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: 4132

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: 834

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...