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by Ombrax
April 9th, 2020, 11:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pushup 21 day Challenge - advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: Pushup 21 day Challenge - advice please

I very much doubt that your heart will be the limiting factor for this. (unless you're in terrible cardio shape, which I doubt) Unless your upper-body muscles are in incredible shape, they will surely be what holds you back. I did a quick search online and there are tons of recommendations out there...
by Ombrax
April 9th, 2020, 10:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pushup 21 day Challenge - advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: Pushup 21 day Challenge - advice please

I'm no expert, but will throw this out there just for kicks: How many do you think you can do right now to failure (all in a row without stopping)? I would base the amount I did in a given session as some % of that. (50%? 60%? something like that) Then figure out how many sessions you need to do per...
by Ombrax
April 8th, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Removing PM2 monitor from Model C
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Removing PM2 monitor from Model C

I've successfully removed the PM2+ (identical as far as you're concerned to the PM2) from my Model C. Yes, you have to bend the ears a bit, but if you're careful it can be done. BTW, the Model C support arm / PM2 interface is slightly different from the one used for later generation PMs. The arm can...
by Ombrax
April 7th, 2020, 9:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Indoor Rowing Form
Replies: 21
Views: 711

Re: Indoor Rowing Form

Steph, One thing I noticed - at the end of the drive, as the handle approaches your body, it looks like you bend your wrists a bit. That's typically not a good thing - you're working muscles that really don't have a lot to add to the stroke and asking for potential problems there over time. Try to k...
by Ombrax
April 6th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New rower so Stiff
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Re: New rower so Stiff

Done 5k tonight my watts was as per picture Is that right?? Good job! I do have one comment: What was your typical strokes / minute during the piece? If you were sprinting at the end, then 31 spm is fine, but overall for the bulk of the workout that's most likely too high (unless you're racing or g...
by Ombrax
April 6th, 2020, 12:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: New rower so Stiff
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Re: New rower so Stiff

Jay, To amplify on what Citroen said above, when lots of air can get through to the flywheel it feels "harder" to get it up to speed because there's more air available to act as a drag on the flywheel. Older C2 ergs get dust and various other bits of stuff in the screens, which prevent the air from ...
by Ombrax
April 4th, 2020, 5:21 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Aerobic fitness vs Strength
Replies: 11
Views: 3216

Re: Aerobic fitness vs Strength

Not sure why, but for some reason the picture I posted above of Rasmussen isn't visible (at least on this computer) so for those who haven't heard of him, here's another link to the same image:

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by Ombrax
April 3rd, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Aerobic fitness vs Strength
Replies: 11
Views: 3216

Re: Aerobic fitness vs Strength

Lifters are unfit, cardio people are weak, certainly upperbody wise. Here a good 100% cardio, 0% strength example. As much as I would love to be even half as fast as Michael Rasmussen is on a bicycle, there's no way I'd be willing to pay the price he has to get there: https://lh3.googleusercontent....
by Ombrax
March 31st, 2020, 10:38 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Looking for a better seat
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Looking for a better seat

Thomas,

Before you do anything drastic, try the C2 foam pad (or something similar) for a while. As was pointed out above, it does take a while to become accustomed to the C2 erg's seat, but overall, they're pretty good, and not that hard to get used to.

Good Luck
by Ombrax
March 29th, 2020, 11:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: One leg rowing
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: One leg rowing

Let's broaden the question a bit: Given Mark's situation, what would be "easier" for him to use, and allow him to get a better workout, a rower or a ski-erg? I'm thinking that maybe, just maybe, a ski-erg might be more appropriate, since it isn't quite a "leg drive intensive" but I really don't know...
by Ombrax
March 29th, 2020, 11:00 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: No UK C2 Stock anywhere
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: No UK C2 Stock anywhere

Could you rent one from a gym? You certainly can't treat it any worse than the folks who normally use them, and if they're just sitting in there they might be willing to let a few of them out to try to bring in some cash flow. It's worth a few phone calls. (I'm assuming the rules there aren't so str...
by Ombrax
March 28th, 2020, 12:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Help me help an 80 year old man
Replies: 15
Views: 485

Re: Help me help an 80 year old man

JimS wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 3:22 am
- reasonably tech savvy (for 80) which means he can watch youtube, etc.
Tell him to join the forum - that way he can cut out the middle-man and ask any questions he may have directly.
by Ombrax
March 20th, 2020, 3:55 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Locking erg - left on semi-enclosed verandah
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Re: Locking erg - left on semi-enclosed verandah

I'm sure you've thought of this, but I have to ask just the same - are you 100% sure that you can't keep it inside?

They truly are very easy to move around (unless you have to take them up or down stairs) and when tilted on end take up very little floor space.
by Ombrax
March 5th, 2020, 9:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What 2km pace shall I attempt, given...
Replies: 28
Views: 2320

Re: What 2km pace shall I attempt, given...

What's a credible protocol for warming up to do a 2km? Based on how you did the first 2k attempt, I'm guessing you probably won't use the method described in Post #5 of this thread; https://www.c2forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=5373 So maybe the procedure described here will be more to your liking: https...
by Ombrax
March 2nd, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Footstraps slipping
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: Footstraps slipping

As Citroen suggests, if you really need the straps for anything other than your absolute hardest efforts (e.g. a race) then there's something wrong with your technique. You certainly shouldn't be slamming into them, and they aren't needed in the recovery, as you move back up to the catch.