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by Myopic Squirrel
May 4th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Total Quadriceps Tendon Rupture rehab....
Replies: 24
Views: 14553

Re: Total Quadriceps Tendon Rupture rehab....

Parky - appreciate your interest but have to pump the brakes on that one. Doc familiar w/ erg, so have to wait a while until skin grows over the patella - otherwise will pop it. Knows how I tend to overdo/rush things. Gotta tell ya - don’t want to screw THIS one up. Good news is I have weight machin...
by Myopic Squirrel
April 26th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Total Quadriceps Tendon Rupture rehab....
Replies: 24
Views: 14553

Re: Total Quadriceps Tendon Rupture rehab....

Hello Eric & thank you for your good wishes! Encouraged by a couple of the relatively “short” times by a few on here until back on the erg. My wife had a knee replacement Nov 13, and the therapist she worked with did wonders. I plan to use the same, and hope for the best.
by Myopic Squirrel
April 24th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Total Quadriceps Tendon Rupture rehab....
Replies: 24
Views: 14553

Re: Total Quadriceps Tendon Rupture rehab....

Gentlemen, very interested in hearing your various timelines for healing. Like my chronologically challenged brethren, the day after my 74th my left knee buckled as I descended the steps. The good news- a couple from the bottom. The bad news - total quad rupture. Eagerly awaiting April 29 for my pos...
by Myopic Squirrel
March 26th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to determine the appropriate HIIT ?
Replies: 15
Views: 686

How to determine the appropriate HIIT ?

Seeing the various age & fitness levels of people on here, is there a formula for determining the appropriate HIIT workout? As suggested, I'm using the 80/20 rule of SS & HIIT, & now beginning the HIIT segment. Should my 'state of fitness' (or lack thereof) determine my optimal HIIT workout, or does...
by Myopic Squirrel
March 22nd, 2019, 10:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Noob errors from a newbie, some tips & encouragement
Replies: 21
Views: 1510

Re: Noob errors from a newbie, some tips & encouragement

Lemming, Before you write off a 5K piece for a newbie, advise them to experiment with both stroke rates and pressure on the stroke. E.g. - when doing a cool down 'paddle' one can row at a 20r with a 4:00 split - almost like holding the handle with 2 fingers. So as one progresses further into a 5K th...
by Myopic Squirrel
March 22nd, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Psychology of Rowing - Assignment for school
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Psychology of Rowing - Assignment for school

Hi Elliott, As a former English teacher (HS), well done! IMO you've put together a very cogent piece on the rowing/racing experience. I especially like the quotes you've chosen. They reinforce your positive theme. Don't know if they even mark for grammar these days, but don't want you to lose any po...
by Myopic Squirrel
March 16th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: do we need a heart rate monitor for sure while rowing?
Replies: 23
Views: 1569

Re: do we need a heart rate monitor for sure while rowing?

Carl,

I'm sloooowly learning the PM capabilities, but the first time I put in a custom interval/rest program and then watched my HR immediately when the rest segment appeared, made me appreciate even more the PM's "bells & whistles". Definitely gives you one more benchmark re: fitness improvements.
by Myopic Squirrel
March 15th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: do we need a heart rate monitor for sure while rowing?
Replies: 23
Views: 1569

Re: do we need a heart rate monitor for sure while rowing?

Hi shev - like you I'm rowing for health, using the Garmin HRM and C2 LogCard. Was doing exclusively steady state to build aerobic base and watched my split times decrease & watts increase, indicating progress. However I like the additional data the HRM provides, especially with cool down pieces (C2...
by Myopic Squirrel
March 14th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Emphasize watts v. splits?
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Emphasize watts v. splits?

My goal is aerobic fitness, and have been rowing steady state intermittently since mid December, averaging 6 days a month. Starting March 2, trying to row every other day. Workouts are limited to 35' with a 5' cool down. Noticed that while my splits are gradually decreasing (most recently 2:26.6) my...
by Myopic Squirrel
March 13th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: First time on the water
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: First time on the water

uka, think back to any of the first things you learned requiring physical coordination - riding a bike or if you were really lucky, learning to drive with a manual transmission. The learning curve is typically the steepest early on, and decreases with usage. Greg mentioned golf. Practice doesn't mak...
by Myopic Squirrel
March 9th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Leg strengthening exercise to get into a scull
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Leg strengthening exercise to get into a scull

John, thank you for your interest. That's what I've figured out to do so far. Doing "sets" to failure - going as low as I can, trying to increase the frequency with each set, aiming for 3 - 4 sets per session. Right now have to space the sets out throughout the day.
by Myopic Squirrel
March 8th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Leg strengthening exercise to get into a scull
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Leg strengthening exercise to get into a scull

Old age has caught up with these ole bones and presently unable to lower myself with one leg as I put the other into the footstretcher. Ironically no problem erging (been doing 35' UT1 pieces for a couple of months) but would like to get back on the water this year. Any exercises anyone can suggest?...
by Myopic Squirrel
March 4th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Remove seat?
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Remove seat?

Hello Jack, Thank you for your prompt response (and confirming what I learned after posting my Q and going back to look at the underside of the seat) and instructions. I'm not usually so OCD, but in spite of cleaning the rollers & rails after each use with Windex, the rollers' edges are still a litt...
by Myopic Squirrel
March 3rd, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Remove seat?
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Remove seat?

Would like to remove Model E seat. Is the easiest way to disconnect the rollers under the rail that hold the seat to the rail? Thank you in advance.
by Myopic Squirrel
January 11th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to set up a training program...
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: How to set up a training program...

Frankie - thank you for your interest.