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by Ripples
January 14th, 2021, 9:57 pm
Forum: Women's Forum
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 379
Views: 186515

Re: Introduce yourself

Welcome, Vicky and kgschneider. Glad to have you on board. Vicky, you're in amazing shape given your recent TKR! How many watts are you producing during your workouts? 30spm is a very fast stroke. Last night I decided to video myself while using my model D. LOL, I thought I had good form but that vi...
by Ripples
January 9th, 2021, 10:23 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Heartrate monitor + fat around abdomen
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Heartrate monitor + fat around abdomen

Good for you! I've read that Polar makes a HR monitor with a stretchy strap so that might work. Another option is an Apple Watch. I wear a Apple Watch and also use a Garmin HRM around my chest so I can monitor my HR on the PM5. The AW and Garmin HR numbers match every time I've checked, so the watch...
by Ripples
January 1st, 2021, 12:02 am
Forum: Training
Topic: More evidence "Go Slow and Easy" better than "Work Hard"
Replies: 30
Views: 1345

Re: More evidence "Go Slow and Easy" better than "Work Hard"

Since that article was written in 2012, searched for something more updated and found quite a bit of supporting documentation. Most interesting was this one and while aimed at runners, seems it would apply to rowers as well. https://www.runandbecome.com/running-training-advice/low-heart-rate-trainin...
by Ripples
December 28th, 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Starting BPP?
Replies: 34
Views: 1386

Re: Starting BPP?

Strongly agree not to use ANY of the "age gives max HR" formulas. They work fine ON AVERAGE, but fail in real life because most people are not AVERAGE - there is a large scatter on max HR by age. So the value is wrong for most people even though the errors average out. Ignore age formulas to figure...
by Ripples
December 27th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Starting BPP?
Replies: 34
Views: 1386

Re: Starting BPP?

Ok, here's the bad news...your max HR is best proven by doing a horrible session eg 2k or more, and doing it at max effort, so you can't physically maintain the pace, and then registering your ending HR. Even this isn't perfect, but it's as good as it gets without a lab test. It's not nice, but it'...
by Ripples
December 22nd, 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Has anyone seen the Apple Fitness+ rowing workouts?
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Has anyone seen the Apple Fitness+ rowing workouts?

I checked out Josh Crosby, the Apple rowing guru in the app. He has some free videos. He uses a water rower, not a Concept, and while the technique is the same, I figure I can get better advice here than thru the app. Best of all, it's free. :D
by Ripples
December 14th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Chain Oiling Hook
Replies: 17
Views: 1725

Re: Chain Oiling Hook

No idea why a word describing a room is deleted as spam, but I do the same thing using a wooden chair. Have carpeting so no problems with it moving.
by Ripples
December 14th, 2020, 12:27 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 ANT+ heart monitor reconnect
Replies: 15
Views: 1584

Re: PM5 ANT+ heart monitor reconnect

That seems odd. Also use a USB stick (but not Ergdata) and the PM5 automatically connects my Garmin HRM.
by Ripples
December 7th, 2020, 12:50 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Cartopping and Highway Permits
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Cartopping and Highway Permits

I carry a 17-foot sea kayak on top of my Honda Fit. Strapped securely with with cam straps, bow and stern tie-downs and a red flag off the stern. No permits needed. Check your straps and tie downs regularly as you travel.

I don’t drive over 70 mph.
by Ripples
November 30th, 2020, 11:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heart rate monitors-advice-tutorial
Replies: 38
Views: 2761

Re: Heart rate monitors-advice-tutorial

Purchased a Garmin HRM and chest strap in 2017. It still works. Also have an Apple Watch Series 5. It's as accurate as the Garmin and also reports heart rate recovery.

I use a USB stick so the HRM links instantly. The PM5 and Apple Watch don't communicate and never will, but I'm okay with that.
by Ripples
November 24th, 2020, 10:25 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Training lost on PM5 - battery status reliable?
Replies: 16
Views: 850

Re: Training lost on PM5 - battery status reliable?

I've been using an old Lexar 128MB stick for the past few years. Inserted in the PM5 after the monitor wakes up. Monitor automatically remembers my Garmin ANT chest strap. When I'm done, I save the workout to the USB then remove the stick. Have had a couple glitches over the years, but never lost a ...
by Ripples
October 13th, 2020, 11:46 pm
Forum: Links and Articles
Topic: Erging for "tech bros" and VCs (venture capitalists)
Replies: 2
Views: 1535

Re: Erging for "tech bros" and VCs (venture capitalists)

Enjoyed the article. Well presented.
by Ripples
September 15th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model D cover for vertical storage?
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: Model D cover for vertical storage?

I keep my model D in two pieces as well, but I store the fan unit horizontally and cover it with a picnic type tablecloth, plastic on the outside and fabric inside. I think it gives more dust protection than a fabric sheet. The rail is standing next to a bookshelf. Sounds like you live in a city if ...
by Ripples
July 20th, 2020, 11:24 pm
Forum: Women's Forum
Topic: Hello from France
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: Hello from France

Hello and welcome! Like you I have a Concept 2D, treadmill and do strength training with hand weights. Not for competitions, but for fitness and endurance as I paddle a sea kayak when the water isn’t frozen. This forum is a great resource and I’m sure will help you develop a training plan. Best wish...
by Ripples
July 1st, 2020, 9:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where you keep your erg..
Replies: 34
Views: 8166

Re: Where you keep your erg..

Boeshield T-9. https://boeshield.com/ It's very, very good.

West Marine carries it, if you have one nearby. Or any other marine store.

As to where I keep my erg, in two pieces in my dining area. It's kind of the elephant in the room, which is a good thing.