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by ampire
February 14th, 2021, 9:34 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Neck pain and hypermobility
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Re: Neck pain and hypermobility

Thank you for your message which i respect. I have had MRIs , CT scans and x rays across the past 20 years. Once we exit covid I will revisit medically and take on board your feedback. My wife has had three of those conditions and had surgery and you are absolutely right to flag as a concern. I hav...
by ampire
February 14th, 2021, 3:35 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Neck pain and hypermobility
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Re: Neck pain and hypermobility

Thank you for your message which i respect. I have had MRIs , CT scans and x rays across the past 20 years. Once we exit covid I will revisit medically and take on board your feedback. My wife has had three of those conditions and had surgery and you are absolutely right to flag as a concern. I hav...
by ampire
February 13th, 2021, 12:35 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: adhesive foam material on C2 Seat pad
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: adhesive foam material on C2 Seat pad

Mincell foam is a great option for kayak outfitting, Glad you found it works for your erg. This place specializes in such materials, including neoprene foam sheets with adhesive backing. http://kayakoutfitting.com/ I use a piece of a Thermarest Ridge Rest sleeping pad in my sea kayak to keep my but...
by ampire
February 11th, 2021, 8:29 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Shoulder Surgery Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: Shoulder Surgery Questions

I got this device called a Shoulder Horn, combined with light dumbbells worked well for strengthening of the rotator cuff. Might be worth looking into during your rehabilitation/post rehabilitation.
by ampire
February 11th, 2021, 8:14 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Neck pain and hypermobility
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Re: Neck pain and hypermobility

Honestly you should talk to a physician and have an MRI of your cervical spine or better yet entire spine, things you may want to have ruled out would be slipped/herniated disks, Ehlers-Danlos, Chiari, Spinal Cord Tumor, Thoracic Outlet, Syringomyelia, Syringobulbia, etc. PT/Physio isn't going to be...
by ampire
February 11th, 2021, 12:51 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: adhesive foam material on C2 Seat pad
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: adhesive foam material on C2 Seat pad

Yep, I made the decision to not cut out the holes for the sitz bones because I figured it was going to conform into the ischial tuberosity holes of the EndureRow seat anyway, and so far it is doing so. I'll give it a few more weeks of workouts and then update if my thoughts change for better or worse.
by ampire
February 11th, 2021, 11:50 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: adhesive foam material on C2 Seat pad
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: adhesive foam material on C2 Seat pad

I received it and affixed it to my EndureRow seat. The material has much smaller cells than the C2 foam. The foam is substantially tougher than the C2 foam. The give under bottom is similar (2lb density foam). The material is homogeneous and it could be shaped to an end result via sander and files. ...
by ampire
February 11th, 2021, 10:25 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Would adding Slides to my Model D be appropriate for me?
Replies: 17
Views: 1243

Re: Would adding Slides to my Model D be appropriate for me?

I own a C2 Model D from 2005 with PM5. I use the machine for periods of time over the years, but I typically stop erg rowing due to other seasonal sports taking its place (eg hiking, golf, etc). I will never row competitively, eg CrossFit or Crash-B, or on the water. I prefer not to purchase a C2 D...
by ampire
February 7th, 2021, 12:34 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: adhesive foam material on C2 Seat pad
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: adhesive foam material on C2 Seat pad

Got a response from C2 tech support, the pad is crosslinked ldpe 2lb density 3/8" thickness. With this in mind, I ordered some adhesive backed 3/4" closed-cell crosslinked polyethylene minicell foam that is typically used for kayak seats.
by ampire
January 21st, 2021, 10:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 32696
Views: 5178709

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Messy 5K but getting back in the groove.
Time Meters Pace Watts Cal/Hr S/M
21:23.5 5,020m 2:07.8 168 876 22
8:35.1 2,000m 2:08.7 164 864 22
8:28.0 4,000m 2:07.0 171 888 22
4:18.1 5,020m 2:06.5 173 894 23
by ampire
January 19th, 2021, 7:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 32696
Views: 5178709

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Slowly returning my medium intensity workout days to my prior medium intensity pace Time Meters Pace Watts Cal/Hr S/M 43:47.8 10,000m 2:11.3 154 831 22 8:50.6 2,000m 2:12.6 150 816 21 8:48.3 4,000m 2:12.0 152 822 21 8:43.1 6,000m 2:10.7 156 838 22 8:44.5 8,000m 2:11.1 155 834 22 8:41.3 10,000m 2:10....
by ampire
January 18th, 2021, 12:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What is your drive time?
Replies: 18
Views: 1072

Re: What is your drive time?

I was also (over) thinking about it just now that given a fixed duration, your curve might be as peaky as it needs to be, other than changing your sequencing so it is more leg dependent to shift the peak earlier in the duration. I overlaid my 2:12 (152 watts) over your 152 watts in below image, your...
by ampire
January 18th, 2021, 12:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What is your drive time?
Replies: 18
Views: 1072

Re: What is your drive time?

I think you should be able to get it slightly peakier, however there's a limit to how peaky it can be given you are restricting yourself to UT2 pace. Try to focus on your heel pressure. I personally make better parabolas at faster paces because I can push harder with my legs and that produces a tall...
by ampire
January 18th, 2021, 10:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What is your drive time?
Replies: 18
Views: 1072

Re: What is your drive time?

Just sat on it and did some 2:12/500 R20, result is DF 112 Drive Time .71S Drive Speed 1.83M/S Drive Length 1.30M Average Force 93lb Peak Force 144lb. I am 5'8 / 173CM. I am using slides and have a parabola shaped force curve. Thanks. That is helpful. I am a bit taller than you so our drive times w...
by ampire
January 17th, 2021, 10:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What is your drive time?
Replies: 18
Views: 1072

Re: What is your drive time?

Just sat on it and did some 2:12/500 R20, result is DF 112 Drive Time .71S Drive Speed 1.83M/S Drive Length 1.30M Average Force 93lb Peak Force 144lb. I am 5'8 / 173CM. I am using slides and have a parabola shaped force curve.