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by gregsmith01748
February 22nd, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to erg, what is your average/peak force?
Replies: 48
Views: 3918

Re: New to erg, what is your average/peak force?

For SPI fans, the easiest way to row to an SPI target is to put the monitor on watts and stick to a stroke rate. This is basically what wolverine L4 workouts are. When I was in my best shape, I would do 10w per spm, so 160w at 16spm, 180w at 18 and so on. The L4 workouts are a blast because the rate...
by gregsmith01748
February 14th, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Short and overweight - realistic goals?
Replies: 20
Views: 2461

Re: Short and overweight - realistic goals?

Hi,I'm late joining this thread, but I have an idea for you. It worked for me when I was starting out. I had weight to lose and at first i was just rowing as exercise. But the online rankings really hooked me. I didn't see your age in your posts, but I looked at the rankings for open weight men 40-4...
by gregsmith01748
January 28th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heart Rate Monitor
Replies: 16
Views: 4377

Re: Heart Rate Monitor

I tested both the Polar OH1 arm band and the scosche. The polar works great, I use it all the time. I could never get a complete accurate session out of the scosche on either arm rowing. Here's my test of the Polar: https://analytics.rowsandall.com/2017/09/28/polar-oh1-do-arm-based-heart-rate-measur...
by gregsmith01748
January 10th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: New year new me
Replies: 4
Views: 1226

Re: New year new me

Have you seen the tips about putting the rower on a smooth floor and your injured leg on a skateboard? I've seen videos of this and it seems to work better.
by gregsmith01748
January 9th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Statins
Replies: 33
Views: 4265

Re: Statins

Totally agree with Eric's post. There are large scale, long term trials that have shown that statins save lives for people that have high levels of LDLs. I've been on them for years and noticed no negative affect on performance when I did. But even if I got worse, I wasn't going to stop. I watched m...
by gregsmith01748
December 29th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete’s Plan for 1000m?
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: Pete’s Plan for 1000m?

I’m thinking about the plan for the 8 weeks from may to the end of June when I’m on the water. I’d row and then drive to work and lift in the gym. About an hour between maybe. I think I’d need to go heavy on the volume until then the have an aerobic base that lasts through the decrease in steady sta...
by gregsmith01748
December 29th, 2019, 12:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete’s Plan for 1000m?
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: Pete’s Plan for 1000m?

This is an interesting looking 1K plan I’m about to try: https://assets.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/downloads/8weekstopryour1krow.pdf Hi, do you know the source of this plan? It looks really interesting. Quite well thought out. I caught one typo on the final week. The workout calls out 4x250, bu...
by gregsmith01748
December 7th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Power law for analysing and predicting best rowing times
Replies: 18
Views: 4818

Re: Power law for analysing and predicting best rowing times

Individual variation is a main point of that article. It introduces the idea of two kinds of athletes: sprinters and stayers. The sprinters have a greater fall off in power with duration and the stayers have less. There’s a fun variation of Paul’s law for this. Paul’s law is basically double the dis...
by gregsmith01748
December 6th, 2019, 10:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Power law for analysing and predicting best rowing times
Replies: 18
Views: 4818

Re: Power law for analysing and predicting best rowing times

Here's another model, calibrated with the C2 data. A key insight is that the different people have different power profiles.

https://analytics.rowsandall.com/2018/0 ... t-are-you/
by gregsmith01748
November 19th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Heart rate vs Power
Replies: 31
Views: 3003

Re: Heart rate vs Power

Hi Alex,
I think to see a HRDP, you might need a longer dwell time at each power step. I have used the AIS step test successfully to do this. I actually correlated my HRDP with lactate readings in the tests.

https://quantifiedrowing.com/2017/11/0 ... step-test/
by gregsmith01748
November 19th, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Heart rate vs Power
Replies: 31
Views: 3003

Re: Heart rate vs Power

Generally you have to post images elsewhere and then paste the link in the board message.
by gregsmith01748
November 10th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Heart rate vs Power
Replies: 31
Views: 3003

Re: Heart rate vs Power

25 euros means 25 euros. Nothing hidden. You can do a fair amount with the basic plan, but the kind of trend analysis I think you'd want would be part of the pro plan. As for drift. Here's my 90' row today at a constant 173w. More drift than I'd like to see. https://rowsandall.com/static/plots/20191...
by gregsmith01748
November 10th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Heart rate vs Power
Replies: 31
Views: 3003

Re: Heart rate vs Power

Hi, There are two levels of use, one is completely free, and the other is an annual subscription. The annual subscription enables additional analysis tools. Here’s a link to a description of the difference. https://rowsandall.com/rowers/paidplans/ Full disclosure: I helped define and develop some of...
by gregsmith01748
November 9th, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Heart rate vs Power
Replies: 31
Views: 3003

Re: Heart rate vs Power

Hi Alex, If you are into analyzing the data generated from rowing, you might want to check out rowsandall.com. It provides tools to generate plots like the one you posted along with the ability to create critical power curves. Check out this article describing how to get started. https://analytics.r...
by gregsmith01748
October 6th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How good is 7:30 for 2000m?
Replies: 43
Views: 4333

Re: How good is 7:30 for 2000m?

It's OK. To give you some sort of reference when I started erging spring 2016 I was coming off the back of 5 or so seasons of competitive cycling and was 44 (so you have some age advantage too - not far off your prime). I was 144lbs and 5'11". I would say I was aerobically fit enough to go sub 7min...