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by kayakr
December 29th, 2014, 4:33 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model D - PM3 vs PM5
Replies: 14
Views: 18388

Re: Model D - PM3 vs PM5

The second hand model is a good deal unless it's in rough shape.
by kayakr
December 25th, 2014, 5:38 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: DIY improved footstretcher
Replies: 0
Views: 1366

DIY improved footstretcher

I'm a middle aged erg user and have somewhat inflexible ankles and arthritis in my big toes. My improved footstretchers are a lot more compatible with my feet.
by kayakr
December 21st, 2014, 6:56 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Dynamic Versus D/E
Replies: 6
Views: 6102

Re: Dynamic Versus D/E

I have had a D for a few years, and just picked up a dynamic used since I want to lower the stress on my body. I'm middle aged and inconsistent it my erg usage due to travel and seasonal sports which makes me prone to doing too much too soon when I get back on it. Slides were too much space. The dyn...
by kayakr
December 14th, 2014, 7:44 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Soy milk?
Replies: 3
Views: 3437

Re: Soy milk?

For me, given that my arthritis rapidly reduced going vegan, it's a very smart way to go. Almond milk is good too.
by kayakr
December 13th, 2014, 7:29 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Biceps Femoris
Replies: 1
Views: 2812

Biceps Femoris

Hi, I'm a middle aged somewhat sporadic rower (depends on the seasons). I seem to get trouble with one of my biceps femoralis with rowing at the bone insertion on the back and side slightly below the knee. I row strapless and am working on being careful with some warmup and avoiding extremes of flex...
by kayakr
May 28th, 2013, 7:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: no resistance
Replies: 5
Views: 2099

Re: no resistance

search for similar threads on "resistance" there are a lot of good tips in the replies.
by kayakr
May 10th, 2013, 11:22 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Heart Attack hindsight - Warning signs you ignored
Replies: 12
Views: 17282

Re: Heart Attack hindsight - Warning signs you ignored

I'm glad your feeling good. Idiopathic, yeah, great we don't know why... Still, folks over knives might be a great find to share with your patients. I don't have metobolic symptoms of any kind but going veggie reversed progression of my toe arthritis (hallux limitus) and was way better that 500 mg N...
by kayakr
May 8th, 2013, 7:24 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Heart Attack hindsight - Warning signs you ignored
Replies: 12
Views: 17282

Re: Heart Attack hindsight - Warning signs you ignored

Is it a fix or a band aid that just allows you to keep hurting yourself convinced everything's fine now?
Like the NFL player injecting steroids.
Checked out "forks over knives" movie yet?
by kayakr
March 23rd, 2013, 6:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Is 9 minutes a bad 2k erg time???
Replies: 3
Views: 2319

Re: Is 9 minutes a bad 2k erg time???

You have to go down the rabbit hole, to see how deep it goes. Have fun!
by kayakr
March 20th, 2013, 6:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Yoga for C2 Rowers?
Replies: 4
Views: 2906

Re: Yoga for C2 Rowers?

Rowing books cover some of the especially useful poses, front/back/side plank, boat and arch, and hip flexor stretches like warriors. The caution notes from the other posters also make sense, as in pigeon and sitting on my heels like child can aggrevate my IT bands and ligaments. Walking is also goo...
by kayakr
March 1st, 2013, 8:52 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: discouraged
Replies: 13
Views: 9719

Re: discouraged

I'd suggest doing intervals like from the Peter plan, 500mx8 w 2min rest, 2000k x 3 or 4 with 4 min rest. Try to work them down seconds or ever 1 second per week. Do you have a HR monitor? You may be feeling like your working but still far from your limits. When you're doing 500mx8 and 2 minutes res...
by kayakr
February 27th, 2013, 10:40 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: C-breeze fom pro-sports.net-Scam???
Replies: 5
Views: 4455

Re: C-breeze fom pro-sports.net-Scam???

I bought one last year for a model D.
I use cable ties on the sides to keep it from popping off during sprints, rather than routing the cord under as shown on the website.
It does work.
by kayakr
February 17th, 2013, 11:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: polar watch fat burn/fitness
Replies: 6
Views: 11497

Re: polar watch fat burn/fitness

Use it more to stay below 80% or 85% HR unless you are exceeding for a specific reason. See http://concept2.co.uk/training/ Most people have trouble getting their HR up to an interesting level when getting started. Search for the "low resistance" or "low heartrate" threads if you encounter this prob...
by kayakr
February 14th, 2013, 10:26 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Another noob with 50+lbs to lose! Introduction
Replies: 7
Views: 4922

Re: Another noob with 50+lbs to lose! Introduction

Check out "forks over knives" for an inspiring movie showing unhealthy people returning to health. I was out XC skiing for 3 hours yesterday. Being fit and healthy can have so many benefits.
by kayakr
February 7th, 2013, 8:35 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Sudden weakness attack while erging
Replies: 6
Views: 6011

Re: Sudden weakness attack while erging

good news. better safe than sorry. the heart rate monitor is useful for training regardless.