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September 13th, 2013, 11:26 am
Forum: Women's Forum
Topic: back on the rower after 4 years
Replies: 2
Views: 5844

back on the rower after 4 years

A lot has happened in the last 4 years, but I never sold my rower. I may be 71 yo, but I can still row gently, and I really need to lose those 30 pounds I put back on. Not to mention its a great stress reliever. I see that Ducks in a Row are still around. Good job, ladies! After I get in a little be...
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February 5th, 2011, 4:20 pm
Forum: Women's Forum
Topic: New to Rowing
Replies: 4
Views: 5567

Re: New to Rowing

I found belonging to the nonathlon forum/club to be a real motivator. You can put times in for 10 different events. so whether it's a long row or a short row it works, and it gives you variety in your routine. you can find it at http://www.nonathlon.com/ I used it when I was losing weight, and had g...
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February 5th, 2011, 4:06 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Rehab after knee surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 3557

Re: Rehab after knee surgery

I had an ACL replacement in my left knee several years ago, at age 65. The doctor also repaired a minor tear in my meniscus. I'm not a speedy rower; however before the surgery I used to do long slow rowing to keep in shape. So here is my advice (I am definitely not a medical expert). Before the surg...
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January 4th, 2010, 11:40 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Ducks are rowing in the January Team Challenge
Replies: 4
Views: 3226

What surgery did you have? I know from experience that tendon tweaking takes a long time to heal completely, but its worth it in the long run to regain the use of that part of the body. My husband is scheduled for rotator cuff reattachment in 2 weeks. I expect I will get some exercise by simply fetc...
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January 3rd, 2010, 7:45 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Ducks are rowing in the January Team Challenge
Replies: 4
Views: 3226

I'm baaack! 6000m 3-4 times a week is about what my joints will put up with-but hey, it gets my metabolism up which is what I need to lose a few pounds. Seattle person-want to race? (just kidding unless you give me an age handicap) Or anyone else need a slow and steady compatriot? I need someone to ...
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October 7th, 2009, 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ranking Position Numbering Poll
Replies: 36
Views: 8104

I was sad to see that 'Yearly C2 Record times' for years previous to the changes have gone away. At least my old 'Year 2004' marathon record for my age group is not there any more. (marathon 42195M 03:43:52.2 1 of 1 | 100% 12/16/2003 61 L) It was done before the INDV system began. I had my husband a...
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October 7th, 2009, 2:14 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: ACL Surgery and knee clean-up
Replies: 6
Views: 1566

I had the 'dead lady's ACL tendon replacement a couple of years ago. And some meniscus cleanup. I used the erg right away carefully and not with maximum effort. I shortened my stroke to minimize the 'bend' for a while, and used my good leg more than my repaired one. I was pleased at the result-my le...
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September 28th, 2009, 1:26 pm
Forum: Women's Forum
Topic: Ducks and Friends Together are participating
Replies: 3
Views: 1918

Thanks so much for doing the DAFT team management. We are back from vacation, I got my knee checked out; so like it or not I need to row again, albeit not too much at first.

I'll sign up, put on the classic R&R and contribute a few meters.

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September 28th, 2009, 1:20 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Forearm Tendinitis
Replies: 21
Views: 9615

Sorry, Citroen-only my husband and children are allowed to call me a useless moron or say I look like one.

I put 'helping my body out' ahead of good looks. Alternating underhanded and overhanded keeps away my tendonitis.

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August 13th, 2009, 11:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Slide Guide and optimal knee bend
Replies: 7
Views: 1344

Thanks. I'll probably go for string. No sticky residue like tape would leave, and I don't have a big enough rubber band.

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August 10th, 2009, 11:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Slide Guide and optimal knee bend
Replies: 7
Views: 1344

Stupid question: how do you get the rubber band around the erg?

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August 7th, 2009, 10:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Newbie quesitons...
Replies: 14
Views: 1582

Hmmm. I was shown the shoulder shrug in an erg class by a veteran on the water rower and erger.
I recommend an erg class if you have access to a rowing club nearby. Most of them do erg training in the winter. I went to Sammamish Rowing Club in Redmond, WA.

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August 7th, 2009, 3:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Newbie quesitons...
Replies: 14
Views: 1582

Don't forget a little 'shoulder shrug' at the end of the stroke to engage the lats. It helps with my 'mouse arm' and adds power to the stroke. Personally I keep my elbows in - not 'chicken wing' There may be a difference between mens' and womens' strokes regarding arm pull. We have a different chest...
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August 7th, 2009, 2:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Newbie quesitons...
Replies: 14
Views: 1582

I alternate over and underhanded grip. I started because of elbow and wrist pain. It cured the pain and gives me good-looking arms. I'm not training for racing so the slightly lower pace is just fine. Now that you have done a few sessions, try doing a bit strapless. It will force you to have better ...
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August 7th, 2009, 2:23 pm
Forum: Women's Forum
Topic: Here I go....again.
Replies: 2
Views: 1845

Good job sorting out the proper form. That is the key to feeling good during a session. I need music for motivation in order to do my 1/2 hour. Some folks like to watch tv or dvds to pass the time. I look forward to my time on the erg as all my own to enjoy my large music libray. I collected some of...