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by gregsmith01748
October 9th, 2018, 11:32 am
Forum: Online Racing, RowPro, e-Row and RowIt
Topic: erg data graph location
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: erg data graph location

Hi, You don't get a graph if you transfer the workout using USB. Only the summary data is transferred that way. To get the graph, you need to connect the PM to a phone (ios or android) and run an app like ergdata or painsled. If you have connected a heart rate monitor, then you would get that too. G...
by gregsmith01748
September 25th, 2018, 5:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Good Method for Measuring Max HR?
Replies: 21
Views: 478

Re: Good Method for Measuring Max HR?

Zones based on lactate threshold. I may be too influenced by Joe Friel, but I consider zones based on max HR a crude instrument from old days. When you train in the upper zones, the target is often to train some aspect of your lactate handling. To get the correct effect of this training, you have t...
by gregsmith01748
September 25th, 2018, 1:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Good Method for Measuring Max HR?
Replies: 21
Views: 478

Re: Good Method for Measuring Max HR?

Hi, If you want to use the AIS protocol, here is a write up about my experience with it. https://wordpress.com/post/quantifiedrowing.wordpress.com/15829 I measured lactate when I did it, but that's optional. The HR I got with the test ended up about 5 bpm below the max that I've seen in other sessio...
by gregsmith01748
August 30th, 2018, 5:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Ergdata
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: Ergdata

Hi Bob, There are a lot of us that use data about peak force, and stroke length and force curves to improve rowing. At the first level, these parameters are effected greatly by your physical dimensions. How tall you are, and how long your legs are have a huge effect of stroke length and that means t...
by gregsmith01748
July 7th, 2018, 11:19 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Best Plan to Go Back to Rowing 20 years later
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Best Plan to Go Back to Rowing 20 years later

Hi, The Star is a nice boat and accommodates a wide range of rowers. If you are buying it used, inspect it closely. I bought one used and it was constant trouble. A few specific things to check. The rigger mounts to a bulkhead on the stern end of the seat deck, check the joint between this bulkhead ...
by gregsmith01748
June 22nd, 2018, 5:35 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Open Water Rowing
Replies: 137
Views: 51932

Re: Open Water Rowing

Congratulations on your purchase!
by gregsmith01748
June 20th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Open Water Rowing
Replies: 137
Views: 51932

Re: Open Water Rowing

I love my Maas Aero. It is stiff, light, stable and responsive. I've had it out in all kinds of different water and wind conditions and while rowing into 2 foot whitecaps and a 20 mph breeze was punishingly slow and wet, the boat was rock solid. Surfing those waves on the way back was just about the...
by gregsmith01748
May 30th, 2018, 12:22 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Need a heart rate monitor recommendation (for a female)
Replies: 6
Views: 790

Re: Need a heart rate monitor recommendation (for a female)

I think it's a positive step to recognize that gender differences have an effect on maximum heart rate, but I am really skeptical of using formulas to guide exercise. The data behind these formulas has tremendous individual differences, much greater than the gender difference. My maxHR by the men's ...
by gregsmith01748
May 29th, 2018, 6:31 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Need a heart rate monitor recommendation (for a female)
Replies: 6
Views: 790

Re: Need a heart rate monitor recommendation (for a female)

Hi, Please consider the Polar OH1. It goes on your forearm or upper arm and I have found it to me more reliable and easier to use than chest straps. I reviewed it here. http://analytics.rowsandall.com/2017/09/28/polar-oh1-do-arm-based-heart-rate-measurements-work-for-rowing/ I especially like - It's...
by gregsmith01748
May 23rd, 2018, 7:43 pm
Forum: Concept2 Dreissigacker Oars
Topic: Conversion of FAT2 top Smoothies
Replies: 7
Views: 2360

Re: Conversion of FAT2 top Smoothies

I went from Fat2s at 278 to Smoothies at 282. It's hard for me to judge the difference in the load because I also went from ultralight standard stiffness shafts to soft skinnies. I really prefer the feeling of the smoothies on the soft shafts. The load on the front end is less and I can feel the pow...
by gregsmith01748
May 16th, 2018, 10:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 90 Days To Drop 6k
Replies: 7
Views: 939

Re: 90 Days To Drop 6k

I suggest you look at the Pete 5K plan. It's well organized and the time frames match your window.

https://thepeteplan.wordpress.com/5k-training/
by gregsmith01748
May 14th, 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Reduced blood pressure = reduced performance?
Replies: 16
Views: 1795

Re: Reduced blood pressure = reduced performance?

Hi,

If one of the meds in your cocktail is a beta blocker, they have a well established effect on heart rate and impact on exercise performance.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2866577

Greg
by gregsmith01748
April 20th, 2018, 3:33 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Bike Erg v Wattbike
Replies: 5
Views: 1708

Re: Bike Erg v Wattbike

I'm curious about this too. What do you get by spending the extra money for a watt bike. On the erg side of things, this a bit like comparing a Rowperfect RP3 versus a Concept2 Model D on slides. Beyond the obvious price difference, there is an interesting comparison at the feature level and strong ...
by gregsmith01748
April 6th, 2018, 12:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: ERGIQ.
Replies: 6
Views: 1433

Re: ERGIQ.

Hi,

I think this is what's happening.

Bluetooth BLE does not support connecting a peripheral (the PM5) to more than one controller. So you can connect the PM5 either to your phone running ergdata or your watch using ergIQ, but not both.
by gregsmith01748
April 4th, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: Online Racing, RowPro, e-Row and RowIt
Topic: PaidSled StrokeScobe
Replies: 1
Views: 643

Re: PaidSled StrokeScobe

Give boat coach a try. I think it saves the force curve.