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by Remo
July 7th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Static vs. Dynamic ERG Split Differences
Replies: 12
Views: 397

Re: Static vs. Dynamic ERG Split Differences

So what stops you from flying off the back of the slides? Pulling the handle, which is work done. On a Dynamic, body-mass speed is much lower, so there's less work to be done to stop, and more is transferred to the flywheel, if we hold the total constant. I think that we are about on the same page....
by Remo
July 6th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Static vs. Dynamic ERG Split Differences
Replies: 12
Views: 397

Re: Static vs. Dynamic ERG Split Differences

That said, I enjoy competing in (Static) Erg Events from time to time, and I am looking for empirical (or just plain perspective informed by experience) regarding whether one would expect a rower AT THE SAME STROKE RATE to be faster or slower on a Static vs. a Dynamic at 1K, 2K and 5K? Extra inerti...
by Remo
May 30th, 2020, 2:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Heart rate too high?
Replies: 18
Views: 883

Re: Heart rate too high?

I have copied this abstract before - I believe the original paper to debunk I believe you are right about that being the original scientific paper debunking the formula; however the fallacy of the heart rate formula was become well known in the rowing community much earilier. Too many team 2k/VO2ma...
by Remo
May 29th, 2020, 12:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Heart rate too high?
Replies: 18
Views: 883

Re: Heart rate too high?

Okay Boomer, There was a nice little article in the New York Times debunking the 220 - age rule. https://www.nytimes.com/2001/04/24/health/maximum-heart-rate-theory-is-challenged.html It is a worthy read particularly because rowing is mentioned several times. It also has a great quote by my favorite...
by Remo
April 17th, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Am I doing "high intensity" wrong??
Replies: 64
Views: 3167

Re: Am I doing "high intensity" wrong??

Your post is mainly about your heart rate, so let's start there. Hitting your max heart rate, or at least getting close, is pretty common when doing HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). Your heart won't fail just cause it gets close to your maximum. However, if you have any worries, you should s...
by Remo
February 24th, 2020, 2:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Coming off the seat - help
Replies: 14
Views: 1592

Re: Coming off the seat - help

I suggest that you increase your body angle at the start so that your elbow are at either side (+/- an inch or two) of your knees. This should keep you from initially pulling the handle up and over your knees. It also has the advantage of slowing you down a little (and observation that hjs also mad...
by Remo
February 22nd, 2020, 2:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Coming off the seat - help
Replies: 14
Views: 1592

Re: Coming off the seat - help

Nice video. You were impressive in a good way. You row hard, maybe not very smooth, but hard. You are what the rowing world likes to call, a "hammer." Did you know that prize for winning the CRASH-Bs is a hammer? You are in good company. Good rowing is a complex dance between the footboards, your qu...
by Remo
February 18th, 2019, 1:50 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: 2019 Crash-Bs -- New 60+ MHW 2k WR
Replies: 27
Views: 5718

Re: 2019 Crash-Bs -- New 60+ MHW 2k WR

Darling was a mainstay of US Rowing boats in the 1980s. He rowed 5 in the 1984 US Olympic 8. He was also in the 1988 Olympics, I believe in the 4+. He was also on the 1980 Olympic team which boycotted the event. His record may not last long ... he's entered in the World Championships in Long Beach n...
by Remo
January 11th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Hernia?
Replies: 12
Views: 2849

Re: Hernia?

I've had an "unresolved" hernia for 20 years. It has had virtually no effect on my life and even less on my physical activity. For me, the only reason I would get it "resolved" is that insurance companies consider an unresolved hernia to be a "preexisting condition" on a change of plan. That said, s...
by Remo
January 8th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Men's Hwt 60-69 6k World Record
Replies: 22
Views: 3099

Re: New Men's Hwt 60-69 6k World Record

Bravo!
by Remo
January 8th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Polarized training 5k sessions
Replies: 16
Views: 2672

Re: Polarized training 5k sessions

The Pete's Plan is just fine -- but it is not really polarized (which is 80% long slow distance and 20% high intensity work). It can, however, be modified to make it more polarized. If you want to learn more about polarized training listen to the following two Velonews podcasts featuring Dr. Stephen...
by Remo
January 4th, 2019, 1:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 28242
Views: 3576766

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

4x1k/5:00rest

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Hope hjs' formula that the average of the 1k's predicts your 2k pace +1 works for me (I'll find out in a couple of weeks). :wink:

Total meters for the day 15,521
by Remo
January 3rd, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Please help me row slower...
Replies: 30
Views: 3740

Re: Please help me row slower...

Basic 10k -- 27 sec slower splits than my 2k pace. (This is 50% of my 2k power) Although lately I've been doing a lot at 30 - 35 sec slower. Recently I've adopted doing a wakeup 5k first thing in the morning at this slower pace and that pace has become addictive for my evening ss workout. I will al...
by Remo
January 3rd, 2019, 3:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Please help me row slower...
Replies: 30
Views: 3740

Re: Please help me row slower...

Basic 10k -- 27 sec slower splits than my 2k pace. (This is 50% of my 2k power) Although lately I've been doing a lot at 30 - 35 sec slower. Recently I've adopted doing a wakeup 5k first thing in the morning at this slower pace and that pace has become addictive for my evening ss workout. I will als...
by Remo
January 3rd, 2019, 2:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Is this workout effective?
Replies: 10
Views: 1715

Re: Is this workout effective?

Getting back on the truth machine with the goal of aerobic fitness. Plan is 30 minutes (excluding warmup & cool down) of steady state every other day and an IT workout every 5th or 6th session. Used C2 formula for my max HR - 155, and Free Spirits Training Bands. A couple of questions: 1. using the...