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by Quatroux
July 3rd, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Concept2 Podcast
Replies: 0
Views: 131

Concept2 Podcast

I have not seen a thread on the topic of Concept2's podcast. It is available on iTunes, Google Play, and a few other services (no Spotify). The website for the show is here: https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/training/workout-podcast They have published 27 episodes and it covers all of their equ...
by Quatroux
July 1st, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Optimising the catch
Replies: 16
Views: 474

Re: Optimising the catch

Noseve wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 1:31 pm
Quatroux wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 1:23 pm
Cool experience. I finished up a learn to row camp. Got 8 kids introduced to the sport.
Very satisfying, or maybe not so in a couple of years when they're rowing through you at half the stroke rate... :)
Won't take them long! :)
by Quatroux
July 1st, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Optimising the catch
Replies: 16
Views: 474

Re: Optimising the catch

Noseve wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 12:44 pm
As for the weekend, I had a row in an old wooden gig, with fixed seats. Great fun, as different from a C2 as one could imagine. loved every minute.
Cool experience. I finished up a learn to row camp. Got 8 kids introduced to the sport.
by Quatroux
July 1st, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Deadlift injury....well, it had to happen eventually...
Replies: 20
Views: 736

Re: Deadlift injury....well, it had to happen eventually...

Gammmmo wrote:
June 29th, 2019, 7:23 am
maybe that is a good thing by getting some blood into the area.
Glad you're back at it!
by Quatroux
July 1st, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Optimising the catch
Replies: 16
Views: 474

Re: Optimising the catch

Also, I'd say if I see an athlete with a jolt at the catch at any rather below 35 or so. was that sentence a result of your phone auto-correct? What did you mean to say? Crazy as I think I used a real computer and keyboard for this. Anyway, you folks got it right. Common to see rowers rushing up to...
by Quatroux
June 28th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Optimising the catch
Replies: 16
Views: 474

Re: Optimising the catch

Noseve wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Thanks all for your thoughts - and Quatroux, I smile every time I read your signature!
I do my best! :D

Also, I'd say if I see an athlete with a jolt at the catch at any rather below 35 or so.
by Quatroux
June 28th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Optimising the catch
Replies: 16
Views: 474

Re: Optimising the catch

Looks like you are thinking correctly about this and have really dug into it. As my old coach says, "sometimes you just need to pull harder." :)
by Quatroux
June 28th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Junk volume..?
Replies: 14
Views: 550

Re: Junk volume..?

Also, unpopular opinion here, but CNS fatigue is not a real thing. Eat, sleep, and have a target split for every piece. Really? So, you've never been mentally tired? If the mind isn't willing, you'll never do what you could do. Yes! Totally serious. The brain protecting your body from accumulating ...
by Quatroux
June 28th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Optimising the catch
Replies: 16
Views: 474

Re: Optimising the catch

If I was lifting a giant rock off the ground, I would not attempt to jerk it from its resting position. I would not explode with force in an attempt to rocket the mass from its resting place. Instead, I would "squeeze" it off the ground. I'd get a good grip, brace myself, and apply increasing pressu...
by Quatroux
June 28th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Junk volume..?
Replies: 14
Views: 550

Re: Junk volume..?

You learned what you needed to learn from this 3x5k. You went out too fast on the first and then suffered the result. That's your lesson. No need to make it worse by forcing the 3rd interval. You were probably fatigued enough for your form to be pretty poor anyway. Strength coaches do tend to play d...
by Quatroux
June 28th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Deadlift injury....well, it had to happen eventually...
Replies: 20
Views: 736

Re: Deadlift injury....well, it had to happen eventually...

Injury is inevitable when training. That's especially true when someone trains as hard as you must with your solid erg times. Before I dig into my thoughts, let me tell you that I wish you a speedy recovery. I would like to provide a rebuttal to this pervasive myth that the hex bar is a safer moveme...
by Quatroux
June 12th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: What do people think about personalised training plans?
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: What do people think about personalised training plans?

Yes, my advice is to not purchase a personalized plan. Focus on improving your form/technique. As a novice (new rower), you will see improvement from the simplest movements. Row in front of a mirror and get your form to match the Concept2 videos as closely as possible. For initial workout ideas, use...
by Quatroux
May 2nd, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: C_Breeze
Replies: 7
Views: 560

Re: C_Breeze

I didn't realize they still made those. I have one sitting around somewhere. I think your concern with taking it on and off is valid. I took it off and forgot about it. It would be nice to have on a hot/humid day, but I never remember to put it on. I wouldn't 't leave it on in the winter simply beca...
by Quatroux
May 2nd, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Ergo shoes and ergo gloves
Replies: 23
Views: 2987

Re: Ergo shoes and ergo gloves

I was a dentist I wouldn't ever give someone a hard time for wearing gloves unless they asked me what I thought. However, I do row with a doctor that wears gloves for the same reason you do. He's a fine man and an example of a quality exception to the norm. I could name all the exception to every b...
by Quatroux
May 1st, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Ergo shoes and ergo gloves
Replies: 23
Views: 2987

Re: Ergo shoes and ergo gloves

That statement comes off as both rude and harsh. Just because someone rows without gloves doesn't mean that everyone should do so as well. Wearing gloves, shoes, or whatever when rowing is a personal preference based solely on an individual's needs. Only the indivudual can make such choices. Advice...