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by steveroedde
May 19th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Weight adjustment
Replies: 10
Views: 1668

Re: Weight adjustment

Although I've only used my bike-erg a few times, and I do look to see the profile of those ahead of me, its a royal PIA to do so. Having a W/kg beside or on each one in the ranking table would be a simple shortcut and prevent excessive manual review. As it is, the bike-erg and ski erg allow big peop...
by steveroedde
May 5th, 2016, 3:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Sprints and Stuff- training/questions 1k and below
Replies: 1239
Views: 177807

Re: Sprints and Stuff- training/questions 1k and below

Shawn. I sent a pm regarding the original post
Steve
by steveroedde
February 19th, 2016, 7:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: UT2/Polarization (trying to move this from PB thread)
Replies: 207
Views: 15889

Re: UT2/Polarization (trying to move this from PB thread)

This thread is getting at the principle question for nearly all amateur athletes. How do you get the best results from limited trading time. For elite athletes, the primary limitation on training time is optimal recovery. For amateur (and I mean that in the "sports as a hobby" way), the primary lim...
by steveroedde
January 13th, 2016, 10:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Slides versus Static Erging
Replies: 42
Views: 15130

Re: Slides versus Static Erging

Does "fast" mean they act sooner, or that they can produce equally high force at higher speeds of contraction? James, I am not an exercise physiologist, but my understanding is: That am not certain about the "reaction time" (aka "acting sooner") although given that the FT motor neuron has a thicker...
by steveroedde
January 12th, 2016, 4:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Slides versus Static Erging
Replies: 42
Views: 15130

Re: Slides versus Static Erging

I have an opinion that is non-scientific, but I have 40+ years OTW sweep/sculling, and have been comfortable with "gamut" ergs of the 70s, the stationary C2, and over the past 5 years, I have been a dedicated "slider" with the model D. Upon putting the erg on slides, I immediately experienced a sig...
by steveroedde
January 11th, 2016, 2:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Slides versus Static Erging
Replies: 42
Views: 15130

Re: Slides versus Static Erging

Theoretical physics, is: theoretical physics. It is not evidence. The evidence is that better results are not easily reached on a dynamic or slider erg, for someone coming from a static erg. We might even say the evidence shows that using static erg technique on a dynamic, we'll go slower. This is ...
by steveroedde
January 10th, 2016, 2:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Slides versus Static Erging
Replies: 42
Views: 15130

Re: Slides versus Static Erging

Although, Steve, I think you're way past me on solving the slide riddle. Your times do not lie. Jim, No the times don't lie. I erg on slides almost exclusively now...because it feels "alive" and I like it more. I only switch to static in the 3-4 weeks before Crash B's for sport-specific training. I...
by steveroedde
January 9th, 2016, 2:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Slides versus Static Erging
Replies: 42
Views: 15130

Re: Slides versus Static Erging

Coming up with a complete physical model of erging would have to be difficult. I have a gut feeling that some stuff has been left out of the erging model. For example, roller friction. I pretty much know what I'm doing on an erg and it is very noticeable to me that sliders are more difficult on whi...
by steveroedde
November 19th, 2015, 3:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Fitness Tests
Replies: 21
Views: 5221

Re: Fitness Tests

So, what do you do to figure out how fit you are? I decided that I was going to get more organized about measuring where I am and what I need to work on. My thought is to do do testing 2 or three times a year. Once at the end of the OTW season (November) and once before the start of the OTW season ...
by steveroedde
November 19th, 2015, 3:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Avoiding seat discomfort during an HM
Replies: 18
Views: 2518

Re: Avoiding seat discomfort during an HM

I have a HM time trial coming up. I would like to row straight through (a bit less than 1h:30m) without stopping so my time is better. I have been having discomfort in my glutes on pieces longer than 40 minutes. I think that my hamstrings and hips are getting tight. Seat pads do not help. I have tr...
by steveroedde
October 8th, 2015, 10:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: First marathon - what time to aim for?
Replies: 38
Views: 6916

Re: First marathon - what time to aim for?

The fluid requirement estimates here are way over the mark in my opinion. You need about 500ml per hour, and the first hour is free as long as you're well hydrated to start with. I would put 9g of salt in a mixture of 500ml water and 500ml orange juice and that'll be enough for the whole piece. Sto...
by steveroedde
October 8th, 2015, 10:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Decline with age
Replies: 18
Views: 3048

Re: Decline with age

One interesting point from some of the reading I've been doing. That the effectiveness of high intensity training is more related to the number of training sessions you do than the total work in each session. So, something like two sessions of 5x3' in a week might give better results than one sessi...
by steveroedde
December 3rd, 2014, 6:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: HR Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Re: HR Question

I am not certain, but I believe there may be several issues at play. One is hydration (as pointed out by others), another is core temperature which has an impact on hydration, but also has an independent impact on cardiac drift. I too cycle. When on the bike, the cooling effect of the wind mitigates...
by steveroedde
September 12th, 2014, 7:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: help with Odd lactate testing results
Replies: 11
Views: 2296

Re: help with Odd lactate testing results

Steve, I've never been much of a fan of secondary data when it comes to training versus training based entirely on a history of results. What if the data is actually wrong? Then one launches off on a track that either over- or under-trains you. I think that your past history of results tempered wit...
by steveroedde
September 12th, 2014, 7:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: help with Odd lactate testing results
Replies: 11
Views: 2296

Re: help with Odd lactate testing results

I repeated my step test today.....but modified it a bit due to the wonky results with the "standard" protocol. I followed the "Steve Roedde Lactate Machine" protocol and finally got some useful (but discouraging) data. First, I hypothesized that it was taking longer to get my aerobic engine warmed u...