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by Ombrax
November 26th, 2020, 5:41 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Lung disease & concept 2/ or magnetic rower
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Lung disease & concept 2/ or magnetic rower

IF, I'll repeat, IF the OP's medical team clears him/her to use a rower, I'll throw this out there: A C2 rower can be as easy or as challenging as you like. The drag is controlled by a damper lever, which can be set quite high or quite low, and the force required to overcome that drag can be very hi...
by Ombrax
November 20th, 2020, 3:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Relationship between split time and stroke rate
Replies: 39
Views: 1109

Re: Relationship between split time and stroke rate

Thanks both Sorry for not using the right units, I have a weak background in physics :roll: So, as a conclusion, my understanding is that a similar force per stroke will produce a higher power (per stroke) readout at a higher stroke rate I tried it this morning. A few strokes at a 20 spm applying a...
by Ombrax
November 16th, 2020, 4:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Relationship between split time and stroke rate
Replies: 39
Views: 1109

Re: Relationship between split time and stroke rate

Rower A will be applying much more force at the handle than Rower B.

The total work done will be the same (ignoring effects like drag on the person's body, that the erg can't measure).

A will apply a large force less often
B will apply a lower force more often

Pace will be the same.
by Ombrax
November 15th, 2020, 11:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hello all - very tall newbie here
Replies: 46
Views: 1334

Re: Hello all - very tall newbie here

hjs wrote:
November 15th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Keep building those longer stuff, and do go for a pb every session. Give you body time to build.
I'm pretty sure this was meant to read DON'T go for a pb every session.
by Ombrax
November 15th, 2020, 11:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Relationship between split time and stroke rate
Replies: 39
Views: 1109

Re: Relationship between split time and stroke rate

Re: More on power as I mentioned above Here's one place where C2 gives you the equation for Watts: https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/training/calculators/pace-calculator Formulas Used distance = (time/split) * 500 split = 500 * (time/distance) time = split * (distance/500) watts = 2.8/(split/50...
by Ombrax
November 15th, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Relationship between split time and stroke rate
Replies: 39
Views: 1109

Re: Relationship between split time and stroke rate

Welcome to the forum J. I'll mention two additional things: 1) There's a direct relationship between power and split time (which is the same thing as boat pace, but inversely related, of course), and if you dig around a bit on the C2 web site you'll find the equation the PM uses. (I don't remember i...
by Ombrax
November 6th, 2020, 11:45 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: 1 month in and no change... suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 898

Re: 1 month in and no change... suggestions?

Do you know of any online rowing coaches that could review my form? Something else you can do on your own - if you haven't noticed it, the force curve on the PM will give you a rough idea of how good or bad your technique is. See link for more info. https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/training/t...
by Ombrax
November 6th, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: 1 month in and no change... suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 898

Re: 1 month in and no change... suggestions?

Do you know of any online rowing coaches that could review my form? Welcome to the forum. Here are a few ideas: 1) Take a video of yourself (from the side), save it online and post a link here with a request for help. You'll get lots of good advice. 2) Eat less, eat better, eat less. Go to bed slig...
by Ombrax
November 6th, 2020, 12:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How can I improve my 2k in 2 years
Replies: 13
Views: 1136

Re: How can I improve my 2k in 2 years

winniewinser wrote:
November 5th, 2020, 4:56 am
The OP only ever visited the forum once and never responded. I guess 6:20 may have been a big pipe dream.
Or maybe he's too busy training to post an update...
by Ombrax
October 30th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2000m times over time
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: 2000m times over time

I don't track my times enough to be able to help you, but she can certainly get a good idea of what happens for age range blocks by looking at the four percentile blocks (90, 75, 50 and 25) for which C2 summarizes the results. If she plots all the age blocks for which C2 shows the data that will cer...
by Ombrax
October 27th, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Used Model B worth it?
Replies: 30
Views: 2413

Re: Used Model B worth it?

The Model B is obsolete, don't buy one. I have a C, not a B, but I bet the users of B's (and they are still some out there) would tell you that if the price it right and you want to just try it out, then a B is fine. As long as you know what's you're getting and set your expectations accordingly.
by Ombrax
October 21st, 2020, 2:26 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How to stop my machine migrating off the mat
Replies: 25
Views: 866

Re: How to stop my machine migrating off the mat

On a slippery floor (or on slides), the machine moves away from us at the catch, and towards us during the recovery, due to the inertial forces we apply though our feet. At high friction as on a rubber base, if there is movement you will need to adjust technique and rating to limit the cause. I kno...
by Ombrax
October 21st, 2020, 1:11 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How to stop my machine migrating off the mat
Replies: 25
Views: 866

Re: How to stop my machine migrating off the mat

I've found that non-slip tool drawer liner (see below) tends to grip better than yoga mat material. (of course there are tons of different options for each) I got some very inexpensive stuff from Harbor Freight lying around that worked well when at one time I had my Model C on linoleum. https://www....
by Ombrax
October 20th, 2020, 11:30 pm
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Bodyweight exercises to compliment C2?
Replies: 15
Views: 25855

Re: Bodyweight exercises to compliment C2?

Bodyweight only is great, but you can also do a lot more if you add a few pairs of kettlebells. (or if you really want to minimize the hardware, single KBs) For example, the Turkish Get Up is one of the very best whole-body combinations of strength and cardio: TGU: https://furthermore.equinox.com/ar...