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by Erik A
July 9th, 2020, 9:27 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Calorie counting apps - what have you used ?
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Calorie counting apps - what have you used ?

my fitness pal is a good one been using it off and on for about 4 years now
by Erik A
June 17th, 2020, 11:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Maffetone Heart Rate Training
Replies: 109
Views: 3686

Re: Maffetone Heart Rate Training

this has been an interesting read... i may have to try these longer low rate works to get me back to some semblance of fitness
by Erik A
June 14th, 2020, 10:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Importance of stretching?
Replies: 15
Views: 941

Re: Importance of stretching?

hardly ever stretch but do 5 or 6km on a bike as a warmup and warm down. when i was doing my cross fit program a few years ago i had issues with my knees (still do) and was shown some stretch work to do prior to and during each CF session. to be honest it helped a lot. really increased my flexibilit...
by Erik A
June 4th, 2020, 8:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: back to work on the erg
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: back to work on the erg

yes i would highly recommend a visit to NZ. :D :D but i may be a bit biased LOL AirNZ was refunding or allowing people to use the flights booked as store credit so you could effectively just change dates and use that money for flights. but only if you had paid before a certain date (i think it was ...
by Erik A
June 3rd, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: back to work on the erg
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: back to work on the erg

yes i would highly recommend a visit to NZ. :D :D but i may be a bit biased LOL AirNZ was refunding or allowing people to use the flights booked as store credit so you could effectively just change dates and use that money for flights. but only if you had paid before a certain date (i think it was a...
by Erik A
June 2nd, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: back to work on the erg
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: back to work on the erg

must admit it would have been great to have an erg at home during the lockdown especially with the weather we had.I could have been out on the deck the whole time. . its something ive been toying with for a while but i have limited space and my wife will probably make me sell my kayaks if i get one....
by Erik A
June 1st, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: back to work on the erg
Replies: 9
Views: 593

back to work on the erg

so after a lock down of pretty much 8 weeks my gym is now back open with restricted hours and have to book in for time slots. during lock down i had a issue with my right knee which turns out could be Osteo arthritis. am finding that my knee now no longer bends with the full range. which is not to m...
by Erik A
May 13th, 2020, 7:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Improving But Needing a Form Check!
Replies: 18
Views: 1062

Re: Improving But Needing a Form Check!

with regards to a straight back i find that if i concentrate and squeeze my shoulder blades together at the finish i stay in a upright position. it does take a bit of getting used to and you will find that you will get some muscle soreness after a while
by Erik A
May 11th, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to Meet Requirements to Walk-On at D1 School
Replies: 13
Views: 788

Re: How to Meet Requirements to Walk-On at D1 School

have to agree with Jack on this one. "whenever i feel like it" is not going to cut it as a competitive rower. get a plan and put in the hours. work with the guy who invited you and make a plan then at worst stick to it and better yet exceed it. weight loss will come with a good diet and work on erg....
by Erik A
March 24th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Virus thread - Is COVID-19 affecting your training program?
Replies: 58
Views: 5100

Re: The Virus thread - Is COVID-19 affecting your training program?

after another extended absence (6 weeks) from the gym i was all set to get back into it and got a cold. just as i got over that the country (NZ) went into lock down and full lock down starts tonight at midnight. nothing open except for essential services and limited allowance for moving around. this...
by Erik A
March 11th, 2020, 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Million meters how to separate rowing and bike erg?
Replies: 2
Views: 1976

Re: Million meters how to separate rowing and bike erg?

create a second profile for bike meters only?
by Erik A
March 4th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: That 1m metre pin
Replies: 3
Views: 1044

Re: That 1m metre pin

sucks living in a country that you only get the certificate :D :D
congratz on the milestone. only 1 mm till the next one :D
by Erik A
March 3rd, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Footstraps slipping
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

Re: Footstraps slipping

same thing happens on the gym rowers that i use. but thats an age of strap and buckle thing. if i look at them they slip. have asked for some maintenance to be done including replacing the straps. but they say they do regular maintenance and the straps are ok (apparently) :D not a real issue apart f...
by Erik A
February 13th, 2020, 10:56 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Foot fatigue / inflammation
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

Re: Foot fatigue / inflammation

possibly tendonitis. i had a similar isssue when i kayaked in the winter with bare feet with the constant adjusting of the rudder in the winter cold (not that cold was about 5 or 6 deg C. just one of those clear crisp mornings). the day after i could barely walk and it took weeks to subside. and i t...
by Erik A
February 13th, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: weight loss
Replies: 16
Views: 3890

Re: weight loss

nice ... i really struggled after getting back from my arm issue (partially tore my bicep tendon) total loss of strength. went from doing 40,50 and 60 min sessions at around 1:55 splits to struggling to do 15 mins at better than 2:10. ended up doing 6 or 8 5 min with 2r to manage my lack of fitness ...