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by Ombrax
September 14th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: If you ever wanted evidence of the power of the mind...
Replies: 8
Views: 206

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: 20
Views: 357

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: 347

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)
by Ombrax
September 12th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: C2 DYNO to trade for a BikeErg or SkiErg
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: C2 DYNO to trade for a BikeErg or SkiErg

I think most Dynos are going for more than just $150. Not as much as a newish BikeErg or SkiErg, but more than $150.
by Ombrax
September 10th, 2019, 10:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Long & Low
Replies: 30
Views: 539

Re: Long & Low

Gotcha.

But to clarify further, when I said "slow pace" I mean whatever's slow for the person in question. What's slow for some folks here is probably pretty fast for me.
by Ombrax
September 10th, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Long & Low
Replies: 30
Views: 539

Re: Long & Low

I dno't see the point of rowing at a slow pace (ie time per 500m) with a high stroke rate. You're just wasting energy going back and forth on the slide, but not putting any significant work into the handle. Increasing the stroke rate is like increasing the RPM of an internal combustion engine - you'...
by Ombrax
September 10th, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Plastic ring on Sprocket broken
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Plastic ring on Sprocket broken

I haven't had that issue, so can't provide any first-hand experience, but I can tell you that the C2 folks are both friendly and helpful. Give them a call and see what they say.
by Ombrax
September 9th, 2019, 1:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Hi Rowers, just joined, Advice most Welcome!
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: Hi Rowers, just joined, Advice most Welcome!

quite a bit of pain in my groin area, is that normal? Welcome to the forum! You're going to have to be more precise here. By "groin" do you mean testicles, or do you mean muscle / tendon / ligament in that area? I can't help if it's the latter - I've never had that sort of issue. If it's the former...
by Ombrax
September 8th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Fitness status
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: Fitness status

I bet you've been trading some fat for muscle, which has mitigated your overall weight loss. Maybe you should also be tracking % body fat, not just weight. Given how much you've been exercising, I would say that if you still need to loose weight (or more accurately, loose fat) I'd would say your bes...
by Ombrax
September 8th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rate my technique
Replies: 28
Views: 838

Re: Rate my technique

1:30 would be considered a good 500m time. Not to nitpick, but if all you're doing is 500m then I agree, 1:30 is a good time (in fact, a very good time that I would not even try to approach myself). However, if we're talking "training" pace (which is what I believe the OP was asking about) then 1:3...
by Ombrax
September 5th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Broken part on flywheel
Replies: 16
Views: 347

Re: Broken part on flywheel

That definitely seems to be where it was.

I just checked the C2 web site in the "spare parts" section, but couldn't find anything related to fan balance weights.
Also, car tire balance weights come in different sizes. I don't know if the fan weights are all the same size or not.
by Ombrax
September 5th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Broken part on flywheel
Replies: 16
Views: 347

Re: Broken part on flywheel

Train608 wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Vibrates a lot. :x
In that case, call C2 and see what they suggest.

But just for grins, first see if you can figure out where the weight was before it came off.
by Ombrax
September 5th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Broken part on flywheel
Replies: 16
Views: 347

Re: Broken part on flywheel

Depending on how much the fan is out of balance now that that particular balancing weight is off, maybe. I would give the handle a very gentle pull and see how much vibration you get. However, before you do that, I would inspect the fan very very carefully and see if you can determine based on dust,...
by Ombrax
September 4th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Aerobic fitness vs Strength
Replies: 0
Views: 176

Aerobic fitness vs Strength

More rowing, less weightlifting !!! https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/04/well/move/aerobic-fitness-may-trump-strength-for-metabolic-health.html Stamina may trump strength for improving metabolic health, according to an interesting and provocative new study of the molecular effects of different aspects...
by Ombrax
September 3rd, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rowing and mountain climbing (at the same time)
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Rowing and mountain climbing (at the same time)

Crazy. What a waste.

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