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by Ombrax
April 15th, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Buying an Model B in 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Buying an Model B in 2019

I wouldn't worry about the PM2 being "low tech" compared the more recent models - if you're trying to save a few bucks that's a good place to do it and for basic workouts it will be fine. As long as the rower and the PM are in decent shape and the price is reasonable given their condition you'll be ...
by Ombrax
April 11th, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Best padded seat
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Best padded seat

I need a better padded seat, even the padded shorts I purchased weren't ideal, man this is painful. 1) Padding is almost never the answer to a more comfortable saddle. 2) Bike saddles are highly personal, and what is perfect for one person might be the proverbial "@ss hatchet" for another. You have...
by Ombrax
April 11th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Does tiny feet affect rowing?
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: Does tiny feet affect rowing?

Welcome to the forum :) 1) In my experience I only need the straps if I'm rowing super-hard. I never race competitively and rarely do any distances "for time" so 99.9% of my rowing is "strapless." They can be useful, but for me they aren't that important. If you're using the correct technique you ca...
by Ombrax
April 7th, 2019, 10:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rowing Physique
Replies: 18
Views: 1149

Re: Rowing Physique

tesseracts wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Thanks everybody for the feedback on my concerns! I went ahead and got the erg and it arrived today! I was actually at the gym, paying to use the rowing machine, when it was delivered 3 days early unbeknownst to me :D
So it's been a month - how are things going with the new erg?
by Ombrax
April 4th, 2019, 11:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing or Strength first in a given workout session?
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Rowing or Strength first in a given workout session?

(Apologies if this has already been discussed ad nauseam, I did a quick search and didn't find anything.) Bottom line question: Cardio or Strength first? Depending on my schedule I work out either 3 or 4 times a week, and alternate two types of workouts: 1) Rowing (sometimes intervals, sometimes a s...
by Ombrax
April 4th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Impact of different types of exercise on your heart
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Impact of different types of exercise on your heart

Rowing is mentioned in passing: https://nyti.ms/2K2AdYt "While almost any exercise can prompt remodeling of the left ventricle over time, different types of exercise often produce subtly different effects. A 2015 study found, for instance, that competitive rowers, whose sport combines endurance and ...
by Ombrax
April 4th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for keeping the back out of the stroke?
Replies: 14
Views: 436

Re: Tips for keeping the back out of the stroke?

If you look at the C2 "this is how one should row" videos the gal is lifting her heels at the catch.

I'm no expert, but I don't believe there's anything horribly wrong with doing that. Especially in your case.
by Ombrax
April 3rd, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Rower
Replies: 16
Views: 458

Re: New Rower

Welcome to the forum Sid, and congratulations on starting to row. If you keep at it you will find that it's a great way to exercise. There are quite a few threads on the forum about weight loss. You'll find that most folks who've successfully lost weight recommend going with long (but obviously not ...
by Ombrax
April 2nd, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Keto
Replies: 13
Views: 515

Re: Keto

This isn't directly related to the OP's question, but perhaps of interest just the same. A while back I read this story in the NYT about the effect of ketogenic diets on the brain and decided that they were not for me. I would worry that anything that can have such a dramatic impact (although in the...
by Ombrax
April 2nd, 2019, 12:41 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Can you get Erectile Dysfunction similar to a bicycle seat?
Replies: 13
Views: 641

Re: Can you get Erectile Dysfunction similar to a bicycle seat?

On the positive side this encouraged me back on the erg,,,, I cannot see how the erg seat can place the same load in the same way as the bike saddle. In a previous life, for over 15 years, I used to ride 3-4 times a week, typically about 2 hours, but sometimes a lot longer. Lately I've taped off on...
by Ombrax
March 30th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Damper settings / drag factor question
Replies: 14
Views: 454

Re: Damper settings / drag factor question

For me therefore, there is roughly a 7 second per 500m deterioration going from 2km to 10km on damper 10 setting. Observing what I see from people’s pbs on here that gap is typically wider (10secs or more), so am wondering if contrary to popular belief the longer the distance the higher the DF the ...
by Ombrax
March 23rd, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: WaterRower v. Concept 2 foot position?
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: WaterRower v. Concept 2 foot position?

The rail on the Concept 2 also seems to angle up slightly, whereas the WR is flat. I've looked at tons of comparison videos but have not seen this mentioned, so was wondering if anyone can comment on whether these are real differences Welcome to the forum. I can't help with the foot position questi...
by Ombrax
March 14th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rowing Physique
Replies: 18
Views: 1149

Re: Rowing Physique

mitchel674 wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 7:14 pm
No need to worry. This fine young woman is a top rowing recruit at USC. She has remarkably dainty arms and legs for a top rower!
I've been wondering if the rowing connection to the admissions scandal would come up.
by Ombrax
March 14th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Technique/Initiating stroke with back
Replies: 32
Views: 930

Re: Technique/Initiating stroke with back

Re: the PM force curve display As was pointed out above, where a basic technique is useful to get newbies on the right track, I think the force curve is also useful to them. If you see something with double / camel humps then you know something is awry and needs to be addressed. However, if you've b...
by Ombrax
March 14th, 2019, 4:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Technique/Initiating stroke with back
Replies: 32
Views: 930

Re: Technique/Initiating stroke with back

hobbit wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 4:11 am
I presume that all these styles are used by top class OTW rowers of different "schools", am I right?
This is the original document (with more details):

http://www.biorow.com/Papers_files/2006 ... hanics.pdf