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by Quatroux
August 8th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for training advice
Replies: 32
Views: 1546

Re: Looking for training advice

First off, you can progress in both. You will eventually have a difficult time recovering if both weights and rowing are progressing. When this happens, you will have to start introducing light days and be ok with seeing a new personal best less often. As you have observed, you can't keep improving ...
by Quatroux
July 29th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Stretching before and afterwards
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Stretching before and afterwards

I have a few thoughts that may be of value to you. What is the goal of stretching? I propose that static stretching before you row only has one goal: to get you into the proper position for rowing. If you can achieve the ideal rowing positions without static stretching, then static stretching is unn...
by Quatroux
July 18th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training and smoking?
Replies: 40
Views: 1397

Re: Training and smoking?

jackarabit wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 3:21 pm
A response free from unsolicited advice! it is possible!!!
Yes, and smoke free will also get him to advice free. Smokers shouldn’t make book on their chances of life after suicide.
Oh, it was all sound advice. No doubt about that.
by Quatroux
July 18th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training and smoking?
Replies: 40
Views: 1397

Re: Training and smoking?

I knew a successful competitive soccer player that smoked a pack a day. I can't say they encountered any sudden increase in performance when they quit nor would they say they felt smoking ever held them back. I do not know any competitive rowers that smoke other than recreational cigar or pipe smoke...
by Quatroux
July 18th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Posting a pictiure
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

Re: Posting a pictiure

Image

like this
by Quatroux
July 18th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Posting a pictiure
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

Re: Posting a pictiure

Postimage is the way to go. Upload your photo to https://postimages.org/ and then grab their link to it. You must wrap the link with the img tag. You can see what to do if you reply quoting my post. It will reveal the img tag and link to the image. https://i.postimg.cc/3RF2DHGp/IMG-20190530-06183167...
by Quatroux
July 3rd, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Concept2 Podcast
Replies: 0
Views: 396

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: 2658

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: 2658

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: 1260

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: 2658

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: 2658

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: 2658

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: 845

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: 2658

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...