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by JerekKruger
December 7th, 2018, 9:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Age / Height / 2k results
Replies: 29
Views: 621

Re: Age / Height / 2k results

I just filled it in. I actually filled it in for last season since I haven't done much at all this season (age adjusted accordingly). Will be very interesting to see the results.
by JerekKruger
August 4th, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for smaller rowers
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: Tips for smaller rowers

Your aerobic fitness will get worse when you build more muscle because that new muscle hasn't yet been trained to do aerobic work. The answer is to add weight then train aerobically whilst eating to maintain your new weight. In the long run you'll go faster with extra muscle, it's just a longer term...
by JerekKruger
August 2nd, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Marathon Row at The CrossFit Games
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Re: Marathon Row at The CrossFit Games

Interesting. They've did this previously: https://games.crossfit.com/article/rows-and-rows. Obviously different but there's some similarity. Khalipa's 6:21 2k which he immediately blended into a 1:18:02 half marathon is pretty impressive for a non-dedicated rower.
by JerekKruger
July 31st, 2018, 5:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Weights: Strength & Hypertrophy
Replies: 15
Views: 1170

Re: Weights: Strength & Hypertrophy

OK. Just looking at my training log. I started with weights on 17 Oct 2017 (prior to that I was doing some bodyweight stuff). I've done 62 weights sessions as of 27 July 2018. So, I've done a session once every ~4.5 days. Probably not the ideal frequency but then I've been erging the whole time too...
by JerekKruger
July 31st, 2018, 5:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Is 18 Rating for 5k too slow?
Replies: 20
Views: 1566

Re: Is 18 Rating for 5k too slow?

That really depends on what the purpose of the row is. For a 5k time trial it's low: I did my personal best at 26 and a lot of people would go even higher (typically the taller someone is the lower they'll rate). On the other hand I do all my steady state training at around 18, though I'd typically ...
by JerekKruger
July 31st, 2018, 5:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Noob question on how to hit 7500m in 30min
Replies: 19
Views: 1045

Re: Noob question on how to hit 7500m in 30min

lower the drag setting. Yes, but read up a bit on drag factor and how to make the rower display it (see Mike's (mdpfirrman's) post for details). The same damper setting on two different rowers can give very different drag factors (due to build up of dust, differences in atmospheric pressure etc.) s...
by JerekKruger
July 25th, 2018, 8:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Weights: Strength & Hypertrophy
Replies: 15
Views: 1170

Re: Weights: Strength & Hypertrophy

What does your current programme look like Paul? I don't think it can hurt to experiment with rep ranges. For example, if your press is plateauing then by all means try doing higher rep sets for a while and then, in a few months, come back to lower reps and see if it has helped. You might also want ...
by JerekKruger
July 20th, 2018, 3:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Issues with Steady State
Replies: 18
Views: 1407

Re: Issues with Steady State

There are, I think, two arguments to be made in favour of slower steady state: (i) it allows you to do more volume as it requires less recovery, and (ii) the extra benefit from going faster is marginal for aerobic work. In running, I have actually seen claims that slowing down to below 80-90% of LT...
by JerekKruger
July 19th, 2018, 10:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Issues with Steady State
Replies: 18
Views: 1407

Re: Issues with Steady State

I wouldn't worry overly about it so long as you're recovering. There are, I think, two arguments to be made in favour of slower steady state: (i) it allows you to do more volume as it requires less recovery, and (ii) the extra benefit from going faster is marginal for aerobic work. The first of thes...
by JerekKruger
July 14th, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Advanced Rowing. Book isbn 978 -1-4729-1233-6
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: Advanced Rowing. Book isbn 978 -1-4729-1233-6

There seems to be (a common) confusion. Between aerobic and aerobic threshold. By who? Still can not why in most circumstances that the proxy for power.... Heart rate.. Is preferred over the real thing power. I'm not sure why you assume power is the superior measure. What you're trying to do is do ...
by JerekKruger
July 13th, 2018, 3:23 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Low carb breakfast ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: Low carb breakfast ideas

@Stu - well very generally any time one tends to eat the same foods over and over again, there seems to be (Jerek: I have no study to say so ;) ) an increased likelihood of developing an intolerance to that very foodstuff. Heh, you don't need a study don't worry :D . I think it's a pretty reasonabl...
by JerekKruger
July 13th, 2018, 1:38 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Low carb breakfast ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: Low carb breakfast ideas

Just out of interest what intolerance could you get from eggs? I know that wheat has evolved over years due to over farming and it's innate requirement to protect itself. If anything being farmed should have the opposite effect, since humanity steps in and removes negative evolutionary pressures on...
by JerekKruger
July 13th, 2018, 12:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 5139
Views: 643423

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

@Marius - given you're tuned for the the 1000m/4 minute distance I think that makes sense. I look forward to hearing about you beating your own records :D
by JerekKruger
July 12th, 2018, 4:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Advanced Rowing. Book isbn 978 -1-4729-1233-6
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: Advanced Rowing. Book isbn 978 -1-4729-1233-6

On the erg power or its derivatives are available so why would anyone use hr as its proxy ?? Because heart rate takes into account the current state of your body, so if you're under recovered or falling ill it'll be higher for a given power and vice versa if you happen to be particularly fresh on a...
by JerekKruger
July 7th, 2018, 4:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 21218
Views: 2049193

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Hope you feel better soon Tom. Didn't know your wrist was bothering you. Thanks Mike. It's actually a problem with my left shoulder/upper back but this results in my pulling differently with my left arm and it ends up transferring to my wrist. Been working on loosening up my pec minor and strengthe...