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by DNA_Rower
June 24th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 frequent SPM Spikes
Replies: 34
Views: 3084

Re: PM5 frequent SPM Spikes

Well, that answers that. 30min at 2:00/500m pace and not a single SPM spike after updating firmware to 166.
by DNA_Rower
June 24th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 frequent SPM Spikes
Replies: 34
Views: 3084

Re: PM5 frequent SPM Spikes

I have a brand new Model D with PM5. Firmware is #163 I didn't notice any SPM spikes at first, but when I did a half-marathon on Friday it was going crazy. See pic below. Strangely, the spikes stopped about half-way through the piece. However I also notice that the first few ergs I did on the machin...
by DNA_Rower
August 21st, 2018, 8:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Logging rest meters
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Logging rest meters

If you do a interval session with ErgData connected to a PM5, then when you log the session to the C2 logbook, your rest meters will be included in the total distance. i.e. if you log 8*500m and do 2000m rest in between the sprints, it will be logged as a 4000m session but you will actually get 6000...
by DNA_Rower
July 19th, 2018, 5:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2029
Views: 164388

Re: Pete Plan Thread

I'm wondering how much progress one should be making on each cycle of the PP pieces. I've managed to get back on the PP wagon recently and I'm getting "PB"s each time I do a piece, but I wonder if progress is fast enough. Note - I do not manage to do 6 sessions a week. Average is probably 4. Example...
by DNA_Rower
June 1st, 2018, 6:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Protein shakes after erging - worth it?
Replies: 31
Views: 5470

Re: Protein shakes after erging - worth it?

Good Day, I find creatine helps me recover better and can train harder the next day. That said, I also eat a buttload of protein and always make sure to have 30g within 20 minutes of erg. I do not currently lift weights and I have been putting on noticeable muscle. That started to happen when I ram...
by DNA_Rower
May 19th, 2018, 4:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing gloves for heavy sweaters
Replies: 17
Views: 3277

Re: Rowing gloves for heavy sweaters

I don't mind sweating in the gym, but in every day life I can just walk to the shops and I have a sweat patch on my chest. Same. I'll sweat if I walk briskly, even in (British) winter, and in summer I'll sweat (lightly) pretty much all through the day unless I have aircon or a fan or something. Run...
by DNA_Rower
May 19th, 2018, 4:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Reduced blood pressure = reduced performance?
Replies: 16
Views: 2851

Re: Reduced blood pressure = reduced performance?

Well I'm now on half-dose (bought a pill splitter) and did a "hard distance" 5K today which I managed to pull in at 18:46.5, where my PB set last year is 18.37.5. A few weeks ago whilst on the maximum medicine dose which caused the problems I struggled to to get 19:09.7, so it's a big improvement. I...
by DNA_Rower
May 17th, 2018, 3:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing gloves for heavy sweaters
Replies: 17
Views: 3277

Re: Rowing gloves for heavy sweaters

I don't mind sweating in the gym, but in every day life I can just walk to the shops and I have a sweat patch on my chest.

I cycle 15-20min to work and my first 90min I am a drying sweat patch. It's not a good look (no showers at work so I can't change here).
by DNA_Rower
May 16th, 2018, 4:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Reduced blood pressure = reduced performance?
Replies: 16
Views: 2851

Re: Reduced blood pressure = reduced performance?

Wow that was a very interesting post Brian. Thanks for sharing that information. I had my cholesterol checked fairly recently and it was fine. I'm not on a beta blocker. My triple combo pill is: olmesartan medoxomil + amlodipine + hydrochlorothiazide. So that is an angiotensin receptor blocker (as o...
by DNA_Rower
May 14th, 2018, 3:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Reduced blood pressure = reduced performance?
Replies: 16
Views: 2851

Re: Reduced blood pressure = reduced performance?

Thanks for the comments guys. This is useful input. To provide some extra context: I have been investigating this for about 1.5 years now, first in the UK with the NHS, now with the German health system. I have a home measuring device that I have been using consistently in that time, and have done s...
by DNA_Rower
May 9th, 2018, 3:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Reduced blood pressure = reduced performance?
Replies: 16
Views: 2851

Re: Reduced blood pressure = reduced performance?

hjs wrote:38 and you take bloodpressure medice :o sounds bizar to me.
It's not "bizarre" mate, just unusual.

I'm 38, good weight, reasonable diet, and pretty fit... but I have a family history of high Blood Pressure and one dodgy kidney. :roll:

Scottish genetics are not the best... :lol:
by DNA_Rower
May 8th, 2018, 5:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Reduced blood pressure = reduced performance?
Replies: 16
Views: 2851

Reduced blood pressure = reduced performance?

I've been trying to get my blood pressure under control for for a year now. Increasing dose of 1st line treatment (Ramipril) didn't work, adding another medicine didn't work. I just switched to some other triple-drug combo, and suddenly my BP is now in a optimal/normal range. To give you an idea I w...
by DNA_Rower
May 4th, 2018, 3:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing gloves for heavy sweaters
Replies: 17
Views: 3277

Re: Rowing gloves for heavy sweaters

I'm a massive sweater too. I don't want to row with gloves though so I do with wrist sweatbands to stop the sweat from my arms running down. I still have to wipe my hands on my shorts a fair bit. Also wear a very stylish sweatband on my head. I end up totally soaked at the end of each session.
by DNA_Rower
April 24th, 2018, 3:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2029
Views: 164388

Re: Pete Plan Thread

so average for this is down to 1:41.7 now. Bloody hell that's impressive! Thanks! Your times aren't that far off mine so you could probably do this in a few months too. :) Tonight I moved on to the 4*2000m 5r Last time I did this I did it at 1:52.2. My PB for it seems to be 1:51.6 back in November ...
by DNA_Rower
April 24th, 2018, 10:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Protein shakes after erging - worth it?
Replies: 31
Views: 5470

Re: Protein shakes after erging - worth it?

Have you ever done a proper barbell weights programme Stephen? I ask because I too tend to find using the various weights machines in gyms pretty boring but nothing beats deadlifting a heavy bar*. Not saying you'll feel the same way of course, but if you've never tried it you should give it a go. *...