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by Ombrax
May 18th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers
Replies: 27
Views: 1005

Re: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers

johnlvs2run wrote:
May 18th, 2019, 11:00 am
Heart rate varies greatly and won't be a good comparison.
For me there's enough of a difference in power required at 2:30 vs 2:10 that over, say, 2k, my avg (or max) heart rate would be a reliable way to distinguish between the two.
by Ombrax
May 17th, 2019, 12:42 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Custom Seats
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Custom Seats

I believe they provide a soft mold to put your butt in to establish the sit bone spacing. Some bike shops (I've seen the device at shops that are Specialized dealers) can do this. However, you can also do it at home (wearing thin boxers or ...) by sitting on a sheet of paper that's on the carpet. I...
by Ombrax
May 16th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Dyno owner tips
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: New Dyno owner tips

Jroden wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 7:27 pm
I have found next to nothing online
Check your PMs.
by Ombrax
May 16th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Dyno owner tips
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: New Dyno owner tips

J,

If you look around the web you'll find several documents out there with advice on how to best use a Dyno as part of a strength training routine. I got one a few months ago and was able to track down some helpful info.
by Ombrax
May 14th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Dirt on rollers
Replies: 59
Views: 9439

Re: Dirt on rollers

I don't think using oil is a good idea. As has been pointed out, it just collects more dust on the rail. This did occur to me, but the folks who've tried it say that it's worked well for them. Plus, we have established that not using it does result in issues with the buildup of black spots and bump...
by Ombrax
May 13th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Dirt on rollers
Replies: 59
Views: 9439

Re: Dirt on rollers

So if the baby / mineral / 3-in-1 oil does not need to be applied that frequency should I go ahead and put some on the Model E I use at the gym? I usually use it 3-4 times a week, and would guess that other than me, the erg is probably used on average 1-2 hours / day by other folks. (less on the wee...
by Ombrax
May 12th, 2019, 3:36 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Dirt on rollers
Replies: 59
Views: 9439

Re: Dirt on rollers

Allan Olesen wrote:
May 11th, 2019, 4:52 pm
There must be other, more ethically acceptable, sources of oil.
OK, ok, whale oil, if you must. Plus it matches with the nautical theme of the rowing machine.

(But baby oil is best.)
by Ombrax
May 10th, 2019, 1:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 30:00 for distance, strategy.
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Re: 30:00 for distance, strategy.

PhilS1961 wrote:
May 9th, 2019, 4:23 pm
In my defence I have been ill (chest infection) and I hadn't eaten in 5 and a half hours before the workout.
Yup - I'm sure that's why it was tough.

Had you been 100% you would surely have knocked those off at 1:50 and come back for more! ;)

(jk, of course)
by Ombrax
May 7th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 30:00 for distance, strategy.
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Re: 30:00 for distance, strategy.

Are there any "accepted" strategies for the 30:00 other than "suffer and hold the damn split"? :-D A totally random comment that won't help you, but I'll say it just the same: I despise timed pieces because pushing harder doesn't make the end arrive any faster. I prefer going for distance because t...
by Ombrax
May 7th, 2019, 2:47 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: 60 years old - Rowing due to running injury
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: 60 years old - Rowing due to running injury

Welcome to the forum :) Did a few 10k sessions but it gets monotonous so now I do back to back 5k rows with a 5 minute break between them. Definitely break longer rows into multiple pieces. Pyramids and other ways to break thing up are always a good way to get variety in a workout. For example, the ...
by Ombrax
May 7th, 2019, 12:39 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1961
Views: 132216

Re: Pete Plan Thread

I too do rolling starts, for the same reasons mentioned above - it's much easier on your body.

As long as you're just competing against yourself the fact that it's a bit faster than a standing start really doesn't hurt anything.
by Ombrax
May 6th, 2019, 3:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Will a model D fit in an Elantra?
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Will a model D fit in an Elantra?

I bet it will fit. Just in case, I'd take the tools you'll need to remove the front legs and cross bar (which won't be hard to do). (See link below for what you'll need to do that.) Also, since the PM support arm folds down you won't have to worry about that sticking out too much. Take a moving blan...
by Ombrax
May 4th, 2019, 2:00 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Fat Noob needs starting advice
Replies: 151
Views: 67920

Re: Fat Noob needs starting advice

After a week and a half of use, using every day except for 1 YMMV, but when starting out (for example after a winter of not riding the bike) I've found that my body is much happier if I don't try to do too much too quickly. If I do, I end up with issues with my knees (bike) or elbows or shoulders (...
by Ombrax
May 2nd, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: C_Breeze
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: C_Breeze

I have one, and I used it for a while, but decided that a pedestal fan gave me more flexibility in terms of location and air flow, so I switched to that instead.
by Ombrax
May 2nd, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers
Replies: 27
Views: 1005

Re: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers

I should also note that this is based on rows of 2000-5000m. On the gym machines I row comfortably at a pace of 2:10 and at home it's more like 2:30. If we're talking about 2:10 vs 2:30 I would say that that is very easily in the range of you being able to tell the difference. For me 2:10 is approa...