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by Ombrax
June 25th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing your running miles
Replies: 21
Views: 17493

Re: Rowing your running miles

Is there a way to substantially increase bpm? Yes - row harder! Just kidding, but not really. What's your pace? If you're rowing, say, a 2k at a pace of 2:00 min / 500m and your heart rate is still just 89 bpm, then you are one heck of physical specimen. And in that case, I'd say go a bit harder an...
by Ombrax
June 24th, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Apple Watch Calories vs. PM5 Calories
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Apple Watch Calories vs. PM5 Calories

Estimating calories used is at best an imperfect science. Given the choice between an Apple Watch (which I assume is basing it's number on HR) and a C2 PM, I would guess that the PM5 would have a better estimate of the actual work that was done in a rowing session. Whether or not the PM's estimate o...
by Ombrax
June 24th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: newbie needs help
Replies: 18
Views: 887

Re: newbie needs help

Marc, On some of the strokes (especially at the very beginning of the video) you're bending your wrists at the end of the motion - try to keep them "flat" throughout. The muscles that one uses to do that are too weak to provide any significant energy to the flywheel and doing that is just asking for...
by Ombrax
June 23rd, 2019, 3:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Row then lift or lift then row?
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: Row then lift or lift then row?

The online research I did suggested that it's better to lift first, then do cardio work.

However, because rowing is more important to me than lifting I want to be fresher when I do that, so I row then lift.

(I voted what I do, not what I've read is the "correct" way to do it)
by Ombrax
June 22nd, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22794
Views: 2424825

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Also I've been slowly getting tendonitis in my left elbow from rowing, possibly combined with excessive pull-ups. I used to have elbow issues due to rowing but solved the problem using a suggestion from the forum here: In the past I would grip the handle with my fingers over the top (of course) and...
by Ombrax
June 22nd, 2019, 12:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 5841
Views: 753948

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

https://imgur.com/gallery/fle7HyX I’m nowhere near fit enough to even think about a solstice HM, having not gone over 4K yet, but decided to get in the spirit at least and try my first 5k. I’m pretty happy with it for my first time! Congratulations :) The best thing about being a newbie to a sport ...
by Ombrax
June 21st, 2019, 11:36 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: IndoorRower to SkyErg
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: IndoorRower to SkyErg

I agree with the guys above - if I had a row-erg and I really, really wanted a ski-erg I would buy a ski-erg, because the row-erg is still important enough to me that I wouldn't want to have to go through the hassle of converting it back and forth each time I wanted to row. If the row-erg isn't that...
by Ombrax
June 20th, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: IndoorRower to SkyErg
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: IndoorRower to SkyErg

"Sky"erg, or Skierg?
by Ombrax
June 20th, 2019, 4:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing strapless...
Replies: 43
Views: 1202

Re: Rowing strapless...

Ahhh.

OK - I got it. That makes more sense.

Thanks for the clarification.
by Ombrax
June 20th, 2019, 4:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing strapless...
Replies: 43
Views: 1202

Re: Rowing strapless...

There may be some confusion here. Are we talking about a drive where the seat moves at 10 meters per second, or a stroke rate of 10 strokes per minute? 10 mps vs 10 spm I assumed that we were talking 10 strokes / minute, which for me would be very slow. I don't know how fast the seat moves on my dri...
by Ombrax
June 20th, 2019, 3:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing strapless...
Replies: 43
Views: 1202

Re: Rowing strapless...

hjs wrote:
June 20th, 2019, 3:18 am
Never followed the 10 spm system
My back, knees and shoulders shudder at the thought of any decent pace workout done at 10 strokes / minute.
by Ombrax
June 20th, 2019, 12:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22794
Views: 2424825

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

also, I don't know if anybody sees the button sequences that are part of the concept2 WOD. so I don't know if on Friday if concept2 will be including the button sequences for the challenge, so I wonder if somebody on here could try it out and see what the button sequences are to setup a 21000 dista...
by Ombrax
June 19th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What to look for
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: What to look for

Hi Shiraz - welcome to the forum. :) Before you go full-speed down the "I want to row as fast as possible" route, be sure you have the basics under control. (If you already have that covered, then just ignore this post.) C2 has a lot of good information on their web site. Here are two places to star...
by Ombrax
June 19th, 2019, 4:14 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Pm2 Monitor not Working
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: Pm2 Monitor not Working

We have other rowers so to test the sensor cable still works, I connected one of my PM3 computers to it, but got zero readings for rowing. Is this to be expected or should my PM3 computer work on this too? This may help: https://www.concept2.com/service/monitors/pm3/troubleshooting/stuck-zero
by Ombrax
June 16th, 2019, 3:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: How can i get Concept 2 Model D
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: How can i get Concept 2 Model D

In general they're pretty sturdy things. Depending on the details of the move (are you putting everything in a truck yourself, or are you hiring movers, etc.) you might want to consider removing the PM, or at a minimum folding the arm down. That, separating the main halves at the foot rest, and a fe...