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by Ombrax
December 14th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Arm weights?
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Arm weights?

Let's assume for simplicity that adding mass to your hand/wrist area on the ski-erg will cause you to work your biceps more. Is there a specific reason you want to do this as part of a cardio workout, as opposed to a traditional weightlifting workout? Because it's certainly quite simple to do it "th...
by Ombrax
December 12th, 2019, 2:42 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Weight Loss Workout Plan Help
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Weight Loss Workout Plan Help

i lost 12 KG's in one year without changing my diet. i worked my way to long and slow rows until i was able to row for 60 minutes at a low stroke rate. Congratulations. :) Just out of curiosity, what was your pace? (Let say that 2k is/was your "nearly killed myself doing it" 2k pace, and your pace ...
by Ombrax
December 11th, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Weight Loss Workout Plan Help
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Weight Loss Workout Plan Help

I agree, long rows will be beneficial, but a long, hard look at diet and correcting as many issues as possible there should probably be at the top of the list. Calorie input = Item #1a Calorie output = Item #1b Bottom line, in my non-expert opinion: you're most likely to succeed if you put thought a...
by Ombrax
December 11th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Rectal problems (Sensitive topic)
Replies: 23
Views: 1942

Re: Rectal problems (Sensitive topic)

A short update. The (pretty large) external hemorrhoid lasted for three weeks. Glad to hear that things are looking up. I'm sure the docs gave you the info on the "best practices" to avoid this in the future, but if not: 1) lots of fiber in your diet and lots of fluids, 2) no straining (whether "on...
by Ombrax
December 10th, 2019, 10:21 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Dexa Scan - Body Composition Personal Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 1704

Re: Dexa Scan - Body Composition Personal Challenge

And the results are in! Went for my follow-up scan today. In just under 4 months I managed to increase lean mass by 2.8kgs, lose 7.8kgs of fat & decrease body fat % from 32.8 to 23.7%. I have roughly dropped 4” off my waist too. I am feeling good, sleeping better & think mental health has improved ...
by Ombrax
December 10th, 2019, 10:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Runner & Swimmer new to the rower - needs advice
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Runner & Swimmer new to the rower - needs advice

Tony, what was your average pace? (time per 500m) That (or power, measured in watts) is the key measure of how hard you're rowing, not your strokes per minute. If you can row at a pace of 2:00 min / 500m (or lower, which of course is better) and keep your HR down that's great, but unlikely. As other...
by Ombrax
December 10th, 2019, 12:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Newbie here and loving it but after some advice....
Replies: 32
Views: 908

Re: Newbie here and loving it but after some advice....

mitchel674 wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Same here. I find comments like that quite obnoxious.
What do you mean? I'm sure nearly all newbies are able to do 10k workouts at an average pace of better than 2:00 after just a few weeks of training. After all, it really isn't that hard.

(jk, of course)
by Ombrax
December 9th, 2019, 5:23 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Gaining weight but feeling dizzy while training
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Gaining weight but feeling dizzy while training

jamesg wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Oh dear, you may be in for a surprise.
I wonder if we'll ever find out... :)
by Ombrax
December 7th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Most Effective Way to Mix Cardio (Row/Run) + Body Weight Strength Workouts?
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: Most Effective Way to Mix Cardio (Row/Run) + Body Weight Strength Workouts?

I certainly haven't made any major gains in any area with this regimen, but I feel much more fit in BOTH areas. It's a good maintenance schedule for me. Hi Mitchel, I'm in the same boat as you (ha, ha) age-wise and in what I'm getting from my cardio and weight work. One thing that has me scratching...
by Ombrax
December 6th, 2019, 11:30 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Most Effective Way to Mix Cardio (Row/Run) + Body Weight Strength Workouts?
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: Most Effective Way to Mix Cardio (Row/Run) + Body Weight Strength Workouts?

Ombrax wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 6:22 pm
and the meal replacement powder I put in my smoothies after my workouts (I think the one I'm currently using is from Garden of Life)
Correction, it's Nature's Answer, Plant Head, Real Meal. (not that it really matters, there are tons of options out there)
by Ombrax
December 6th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Most Effective Way to Mix Cardio (Row/Run) + Body Weight Strength Workouts?
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: Most Effective Way to Mix Cardio (Row/Run) + Body Weight Strength Workouts?

I researched a number of the supplement companies and concluded that Optimum Nutrition (I think that's the name) seemed like a responsible outfit, offered the right type of creatine (Creapure, or something like that), and had good prices. Re: protein supplements, yeah, there are tons of options and ...
by Ombrax
December 6th, 2019, 1:16 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Most Effective Way to Mix Cardio (Row/Run) + Body Weight Strength Workouts?
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: Most Effective Way to Mix Cardio (Row/Run) + Body Weight Strength Workouts?

Funny you should ask about creatine - I'm a vegetarian (and 99.9% of the way there to vegan, but sometimes it's hard to avoid butter and cheese) and just a while back I started to investigate creatine. I've been adding extra protein (powder) to my diet for years, but haven't been terribly rigorous a...
by Ombrax
December 6th, 2019, 12:55 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Rough pull?
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Rough pull?

Sorry, I've never experienced that particular problem on either my Model C, or any of the E's I've used at the gym.

Surely someone here who's done lots of erg maintenance has come across that issue and will have some ideas for you.
by Ombrax
December 5th, 2019, 11:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie to indoor rowing
Replies: 13
Views: 510

Re: Newbie to indoor rowing

I’ll be videoing from the side so I can see how poor my form is. If you like you can save the video somewhere online and start a thread here with a link to the video. Folks will be glad to offer advice or suggestions. There are a few ways you can check your technique on your own: 1) Set the PM to d...
by Ombrax
December 5th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie to indoor rowing
Replies: 13
Views: 510

Re: Newbie to indoor rowing

Congrats Steve. As you suggested regarding your next step, the single most important thing for you is to get the basic rowing technique right. You don't want to start off wrong and ingrain a bunch of bad habits. That's bad for your body and bad for your overall performance. Along with all the "newbi...