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by Ombrax
July 21st, 2019, 3:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Focusing on the PM and your pace vs not watching and/or letting your mind wander
Replies: 9
Views: 87

Re: Focusing on the PM and your pace vs not watching and/or letting your mind wander

2k plus ? So you race every day, sounds pretty draining to me. I'm not a racer and not terribly fast, so It isn't as big of a deal as it may seem to be. It was just my way of specifying that I'm not talking about relaxed erging, where for example, you can carry on a conversation with others, but ar...
by Ombrax
July 21st, 2019, 2:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Focusing on the PM and your pace vs not watching and/or letting your mind wander
Replies: 9
Views: 87

Focusing on the PM and your pace vs not watching and/or letting your mind wander

Perhaps because I don't do enough long stuff, I've fallen into a routine where the majority of my workouts are around a 2k +5 sec pace, +/- a few seconds, depending on how I feel that day and whether I'm doing a single longer piece or multiple shorter intervals. Basically it's hard enough (for me) t...
by Ombrax
July 20th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New erg feeling DF
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: New erg feeling DF

hjs wrote:
July 20th, 2019, 9:08 am
Bungee cord can be different, but even that does not slow you down.
Isn't that Slidewinder's cue to jump in? ;)
by Ombrax
July 20th, 2019, 1:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Suggestions of how to change up my training please?
Replies: 14
Views: 226

Re: Suggestions of how to change up my training please?

Height 5'6 (1.68) and 76 kg indicate BMI 27, which suggests you need to control input rather than output. The numbers below show the various "guidelines" ranges for BMI, which of course doesn't distinguish between fat and muscle. At <10% body fat, I very much doubt that the BMI 27 of the OP indicat...
by Ombrax
July 19th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Suggestions of how to change up my training please?
Replies: 14
Views: 226

Re: Suggestions of how to change up my training please?

Body fat < 10% Weight loss has now stopped, but I would like to lose another 6lbs (love handles) If you truly are at 10% body fat I don't see how you can have much more weight to loose, or how you can have "love handles." 10% is pretty darn low. Assuming you really do want / need to loose a bit mor...
by Ombrax
July 18th, 2019, 3:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: New to Rowing, how can I get a good 2k time?
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: New to Rowing, how can I get a good 2k time?

Your goal is completely realistic. If you keep doing what you're doing, then I think that you will achieve it. I think we should encourage him to do some longer distance workouts. I'm no expert and not a racer, but from what I've read here one way to improve, even for "short" stuff like a 2k is to ...
by Ombrax
July 15th, 2019, 2:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Confused by Stroker per Minutes
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Confused by Stroker per Minutes

Blimey, no offense but that model "A" looks like something that was invented before rowing was! :P https://www.concept2.com/service/indoor-rowers/model-a Manufacture Dates 1981–1986 No longer in production https://www.concept2.com/company/about-concept2/timeline "A very early CRASH-B using Model A ...
by Ombrax
July 14th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Confused by Stroker per Minutes
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Confused by Stroker per Minutes

So the Model A came with a mechanical "speedometer" display, but checking on the C2 web site it says that the PM 1 could be retrofitted onto the Model A rower. Of course PM 1's are no longer available. However, I could not figure out if the PM5 could be used on a Model A. Might not be worth it, but ...
by Ombrax
July 14th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Confused by Stroker per Minutes
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Confused by Stroker per Minutes

NR, the best way to see how fast your "boat" is going is to set the PM (Performance Monitor) to display pace, which is most often discussed (and can be shown on the PM) as Time / 500m. So, something like 2:35 would be two minutes and thirty-five seconds per 500 m., or if you were to row at that pace...
by Ombrax
July 12th, 2019, 11:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New to rowing and looking for a basic training plan
Replies: 26
Views: 812

Re: New to rowing and looking for a basic training plan

2) Before reading anything I just set the damper at 10 but then it started to hurt my back. I read about drag factor and settled in on a lower end of the range at 110. Back feels a lot better but is this too low? No, it isn't necessarily too low. If it helps your back that's a good reason to use it...
by Ombrax
July 11th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Help with goal setting
Replies: 21
Views: 476

Re: Help with goal setting

Welcome to the forum. I think that before you decide on specific rowing goals you need to figure out how rowing fits into your overall fitness / health plan. For example, are you doing it to loose weight? Or maybe to provide cardio fitness while also lifting x days a week? Do you do other cardio stu...
by Ombrax
July 10th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: New model
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: New model

C2 doesn't announce ahead of time when they will be releasing a new model.

Just get a D or E, depending on what you like.

My C is still going strong, and others are still using their Bs.
by Ombrax
July 10th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello - Rower Choice
Replies: 21
Views: 551

Re: Hello - Rower Choice

If I like it and can navigate it As far as navigating the various menus on the PM (Performance Monitor) that can be as simple or as complicated as you like. You can just sit down and start to row, or you can choose pre-programmed workouts, or program your own. For a test drive I think just rowing i...
by Ombrax
July 9th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Thinking of adding the kettlebell swing to my KB routine
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Re: Thinking of adding the kettlebell swing to my KB routine

My principle daily weight sesssion is carrying two buckets of AC condenser water (60-70 lbs) up the cellar stairs twice daily. My legs are telling me it will soon be one at a time. :? Time for a condensate pump. I got mine at Grainger and they work quite well - should be able to lift the water out ...
by Ombrax
July 8th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: newbie needs help
Replies: 43
Views: 2057

Re: newbie needs help

A small image, but if you look on the C2 web site there are tons of manuals, schematics and blow-up images.

https://www.concept2.com/service/indoor ... schematics

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