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by gregsmith01748
December 7th, 2018, 8:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age / Height / 2k results
Replies: 29
Views: 556

Re: Age / Height / 2k results

Here's the analysis... https://analytics.rowsandall.com/2018/12/08/why-are-rowers-tall/ Two conclusions: 1. The trend is clear that taller rowers are faster, a rule of thumb is a second off the split for every inch of height for men, closer to 1/2 sec for women. 2. There is huge variation from perso...
by gregsmith01748
December 6th, 2018, 7:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age / Height / 2k results
Replies: 29
Views: 556

Re: Age / Height / 2k results

Because I banged out the plots in 5 minutes. I just wanted to get a taste for the data.

I'll redo the analysis when I have a bit higher response rate. Right now, I've got about 160 responses.
by gregsmith01748
December 6th, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age / Height / 2k results
Replies: 29
Views: 556

Re: Age / Height / 2k results

I took a quick look at the results so far. I have about 150 responses. Here's a quick plot of the 2k times versus height for just the male rowers. https://quantifiedrowing.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/foo.png Here it is for female rowers https://quantifiedrowing.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/foo1.png I...
by gregsmith01748
December 6th, 2018, 3:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age / Height / 2k results
Replies: 29
Views: 556

Re: Age / Height / 2k results

I analyzed all concept2 ranked results for 15 ranking seasons (2003-2018). I looked at the decline in performance relative to the results in the "younger than 30" group. If you look at all rowers and just put it on a plot, here's what it looks like. http://analytics.rowsandall.com/wp-content/uploads...
by gregsmith01748
December 6th, 2018, 8:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Age / Height / 2k results
Replies: 29
Views: 556

Re: Age / Height / 2k results

Hi,

The previous study that I did on age and erg results can be found here:

https://analytics.rowsandall.com/2018/0 ... thodology/
by gregsmith01748
December 6th, 2018, 4:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Age / Height / 2k results
Replies: 29
Views: 556

Age / Height / 2k results

Hi, Rowers often talk about the relationship between age, weight, height and rowing performance. Last winter I did an extensive analysis of how age effected rowing performance, but there is very little data on how weight and height effect things. I would like to ask a favor of all you rowers out the...
by gregsmith01748
November 30th, 2018, 12:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Aerobic Base training
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: Aerobic Base training

What lab do you work with?
by gregsmith01748
November 30th, 2018, 11:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Aerobic Base training
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: Aerobic Base training

One other note. For me, a 55 year old, open weight dude. I have tried a range of different training approaches including a version of the sweet spot training (Rojabo). I achieved my best results with an adaptation of the Pete Plan where I did the hard sessions per the plan, but instead of the "stead...
by gregsmith01748
November 30th, 2018, 10:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Aerobic Base training
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: Aerobic Base training

HI Bob, The most accurate way to determine AeT is with lactate testing. AeT is the wattage at which you can maintain your lactate level below a certain threshold. There are a bunch of issues with this. First, it's a pain to measure lactate. You need to get a meter and test strips, learn how to use t...
by gregsmith01748
November 15th, 2018, 1:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Am I LWT or HWT?
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: Am I LWT or HWT?

I actually did an analysis of this using all the ranking data going back for about 15 years. The data shifts around a bit, and there is certainly a larger group of open weight athletes, but lightweights seem to decline a bit less than heavies up to 60, but then they decline a bit more in the 60-70 r...
by gregsmith01748
November 7th, 2018, 7:03 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: New user, needs advice.
Replies: 14
Views: 827

Re: New user, needs advice.

Hi, Good for you! I think structured training plans are great, but you might want to spend a week or two working on technique and pushing up duration of continuous rows. You might also want to try some rowing drills to help you get the stroke right. You might want to check out Dark Horse rowing, the...
by gregsmith01748
November 6th, 2018, 9:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Can you make gains on the erg and with weights?
Replies: 44
Views: 3000

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

A couple more views on this from coaches that put more emphasis on weight training at an elite level. The first is chapter ten from Advanced Rowing. The ambiguity of weight training When it comes to the rationale for weight training, most arguments seemed to draw on testimonial experience. Often the...
by gregsmith01748
November 6th, 2018, 9:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Can you make gains on the erg and with weights?
Replies: 44
Views: 3000

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

I'm certainly in no position to judge the strength of elite rowers. When I read the McNeely article, I interpreted it as essentially minimums. McNeely contributed the strength training chapter in the book Rowing Faster and he wraps it up with this sentence. If you currently are able to meet these go...
by gregsmith01748
November 1st, 2018, 10:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 94337

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Just bail on the beginner plan and jump into the real thing. If you adhere to the pacing guidelines, you will be training at your limits pretty quickly. The real key for me was to take the pacing strategy very seriously. First time you do a specific workout (say 4x2K), estimate a conservative pace t...