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by Ombrax
October 22nd, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Blood pressure - high systolic
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Blood pressure - high systolic

I am confident that there is a significant element of white coat hypertension here Buy an "at home test" BP device - they're super easy to use and not very expensive. Also, I'm no Dr, but just because you're in good shape that doesn't necessarily mean that you can't have a serious heart issue. Good...
by Ombrax
October 20th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: New member - wants to get leaner.
Replies: 14
Views: 518

Re: New member - wants to get leaner.

For example, I completed 5,000m today with the setting to 10. This feels the best setting to slow me down. It’s almost as if I feel I’m going to fly off the end and can’t keep up with my motion in a lower setting. Does that make sense? Edit: I see Stu beat me to it for several of my comments while ...
by Ombrax
October 15th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: New member - wants to get leaner.
Replies: 14
Views: 518

Re: Hello!

Welcome to the forum, Sam. You may have already seen them, but there are quite a few "Newbie question and info" threads here, and the C2 web site has tons of very useful information and videos - check them out. 1) Be sure you get your rowing technique straight. There are lots of ways to row incorrec...
by Ombrax
October 12th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing gloves
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Rowing gloves

I sweat quite a bit and a bit over a year ago got a pair of the Crew Stop gloves. They work well and I would gladly recommend them to others.

http://www.thecrewstop.com/rowinggloves.html

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by Ombrax
October 12th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Other Grips
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Other Grips

With such handles one could address other muscles in the upper body area. Welcome to the forum. :) Keep in mind that the rower is primarily a cardio machine, not a resistance or weight machine. It's a great tool to work your cardiovascular system, but isn't really intended to bulk up your muscles, ...
by Ombrax
October 10th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: UK Service
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: UK Service

Unless your machine has some serious issues, my recommendation would be to do it yourself. It really isn't that hard and if you don't have to do anything fancy like removing the flywheel, it doesn't require any special tools or skills. Some paper towels, spray cleaner, 3-in-1 oil for the chain and a...
by Ombrax
October 9th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Hooking up a PM4/5 to a non C2 rower
Replies: 15
Views: 353

Re: Hooking up a PM4/5 to a non C2 rower

btb1490 wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 8:36 am
Well they did add water bottle holders under the foot pads....
I noticed that - a location that isn't as convenient as sitting on the ground next to the rower...
by Ombrax
October 9th, 2019, 4:00 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Hooking up a PM4/5 to a non C2 rower
Replies: 15
Views: 353

Re: Hooking up a PM4/5 to a non C2 rower

The Watt is an ISO unit, so the machine should give accurate values, or it's false pretenses or worse. Off with their heads. Try asking them if the Watt readout is accurate. Given that they didn't bother to put the effort into coming up with their own design, you have to wonder how hard they would ...
by Ombrax
October 9th, 2019, 3:00 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Hooking up a PM4/5 to a non C2 rower
Replies: 15
Views: 353

Re: Hooking up a PM4/5 to a non C2 rower

btb1490 wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 9:40 am
Our workplace just got a Stairmaster HIIT rower. https://corehandf.com/product/stairmaster-hiit-rower/
Wow - what a blatant ripoff that is of the C2 design. Does Stairmaster not have any shame?

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by Ombrax
October 7th, 2019, 11:06 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: C2 model C - did I get a good deal?
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: C2 model C - did I get a good deal?

I think you got a very good deal, even if you have to spend a few bucks to replace some parts. If I were you I'd stick with the PM2 for now. If you find that you're really getting a lot out of the erg and want more data about your workouts or some of the fancier options or functions the newer PMs ca...
by Ombrax
October 7th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: It’s been a looong time. How bad is my form?
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: It’s been a looong time. How bad is my form?

Due to the angle of the shot I can't be sure, but it seems to me that at the catch you're going too far "forward" (i.e. getting the seat too close to the flywheel) The rule of thumb is to stop when your shins are vertical.
by Ombrax
October 6th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: First row & workout after a 2 week layoff
Replies: 0
Views: 354

First row & workout after a 2 week layoff

I was traveling for two weeks and unfortunately not able to do any significant exercising whatsoever. Friday was my first day back in the gym. It is now Sunday morning. A few things of note: 1) I seem to have lost more in my cardio than strength. I decided to take it easy and just do 3k on the erg. ...
by Ombrax
September 14th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: If you ever wanted evidence of the power of the mind...
Replies: 18
Views: 826

Re: If you ever wanted evidence of the power of the mind...

That's quite interesting. Even though the logical part of your brain knows that overall it should be easier to do, say, picking some random numbers, a constant 1:52 instead of some of the time at 1:55 and some at 1:45. When I look at my average pace for a given distance in previous efforts I rarely ...
by Ombrax
September 12th, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for a shorter rower
Replies: 22
Views: 832

Re: Tips for a shorter rower

Remind her that she isn't competing against you, or anyone else, just herself. Suggest that she keep a log and track her progress - she'll see her improvement over time, which should provide even more motivation. One of the good things about being a newbie is that at the beginning the changes come q...
by Ombrax
September 12th, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Broken part on flywheel
Replies: 16
Views: 574

Re: Broken part on flywheel

c2jonw wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 6:30 pm
retired almost a year ago.....highly recommend it!
Congratulations - now you have more time to exercise !!!

(still a few years away for me)