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by Myopic Squirrel
July 20th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Anyone In Their 70's Rowing
Replies: 24
Views: 11773

Re: Anyone In Their 70's Rowing

former HS & Club sweep rower, got back into sweep in my 50's with Masters Competition. Always wanted to learn how to scull so started taking lessons in a double at age 71. Unfortunately a left, then a right torn rotator cuff put my sculling on hold. With the endorsement of someone on this thread sig...
by Myopic Squirrel
June 25th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Total Quadriceps Tendon Rupture rehab....
Replies: 34
Views: 23699

Re: Total Quadriceps Tendon Rupture rehab....

Jonozach - finally starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel! Good news - not so good news. First the good: 1. 9 weeks post-op (ROM 110 degrees) and finally getting out of the Donnjoy full leg brace into a non-locking below the knee to above the knee - like going from board shorts to a spe...
by Myopic Squirrel
June 9th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Suggestions for a VW Jetta roof rack & shell rack
Replies: 7
Views: 2561

Re: Suggestions for a VW Jetta roof rack & shell rack

Paul G- thank you & also the lead on the Malone racks. Looks interesting.
James G- thank you for your transporting comments. Don’t want to end up on America’s Funniest Videos.
by Myopic Squirrel
June 9th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Total Quadriceps Tendon Rupture rehab....
Replies: 34
Views: 23699

Re: Total Quadriceps Tendon Rupture rehab....

Jonozach - congrats on your progress! At the risk of stating the obvious the more you put into PT the more you benefit. You’re ahead of me from one standpoint - both our cars are stick, so I STILL can’t drive and am captive to my resident Uber driver. Really adds to the cabin fever. Keep up the good...
by Myopic Squirrel
June 5th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Suggestions for a VW Jetta roof rack & shell rack
Replies: 7
Views: 2561

Re: Suggestions for a VW Jetta roof rack & shell rack

Paul - thank you. So the Thule rack provides the cross bars to secure the saddle rack for your boat. I was hoping there was a 'single' (no pun intended) all in one rack available. Cyclist - thank you. And you're saying that the foam pieces on the cross bars can eliminate the need for a saddle rack? ...
by Myopic Squirrel
June 5th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Arthritic knees.
Replies: 7
Views: 1902

Re: Arthritic knees.

Andrew, everybody (body) is different, but have been suffering from chondromalacia on both knees since my teens. The good news (for me) was that it didn't interfere w/ rowing (high school, club, Masters competition and the erg the last couple of years). Was also able, thanks to U. of Penn Sports med...
by Myopic Squirrel
June 4th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Suggestions for a VW Jetta roof rack & shell rack
Replies: 7
Views: 2561

Suggestions for a VW Jetta roof rack & shell rack

Hopefully acquiring a single (21') and wondering what's required for rooftop transport. Am I correct that 2 racks are required? First a roof rack, & then a rack for the shell? Any suggestions greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.
by Myopic Squirrel
May 24th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Sculling instruction “vacation”
Replies: 1
Views: 1815

Re: Sculling instruction “vacation”

Try US Rowing's camp directory.
by Myopic Squirrel
May 24th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Total Quadriceps Tendon Rupture rehab....
Replies: 34
Views: 23699

Re: Total Quadriceps Tendon Rupture rehab....

jonozach - WOW!! I asked my surgeon pre op estimated heal time, and he emphasized everyone heals differently, but hopefully at most 4 mos. Like Eric, post op saddled with the ankle to thigh leg brace with adjustable range of motion stops initially set at 30 degrees to begin exercising immediately, t...
by Myopic Squirrel
May 4th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Total Quadriceps Tendon Rupture rehab....
Replies: 34
Views: 23699

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: 34
Views: 23699

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: 34
Views: 23699

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: 42
Views: 4775

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: 41
Views: 14233

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: 2399

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...