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by Myopic Squirrel
March 22nd, 2019, 10:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Noob errors from a newbie, some tips & encouragement
Replies: 21
Views: 1160

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: 97

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: 1108

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: 1108

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: 244

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: 153

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: 138

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: 138

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: 218

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: 218

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: 748

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

Frankie - thank you for your interest.
by Myopic Squirrel
January 9th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Losing fat or muscle?
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Losing fat or muscle?

I can just hear some of the immediate thoughts with my question ( are you kidding me? This is a problem? ) For the next couple of weeks have settled into an every other day 34' SS @19/20 SR averaging 110 watts @ w/o routine. My concern - 4 lb weight loss in the last 7 days. Feel great, not tired, ca...
by Myopic Squirrel
January 7th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Is this workout effective?
Replies: 10
Views: 822

Re: Is this workout effective?

Parky - thank you for your interest & recommendations. I'm inspired seeing those of us on here considered "chronologically challenged" and especially with some of your performance numbers! Bob01 - read some over the weekend re: polarized training. Very interesting, and the more I read on training/he...
by Myopic Squirrel
January 6th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Tranfering LC data to spreadsheet - 'overwrite' Q
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: Tranfering LC data to spreadsheet - 'overwrite' Q

Ombrax, again thank you for your interest! What I want to do: WO 1- transfer to .csv; WO 2 - transfer to .csv, which now shows WO1 & WO2; WO3 - trans to .csv - now shows WO1, WO2, WO3, etc. etc. When I went to add WO2, was asked "do I want to overwrite...?" My Q - if I choose to overwrite, will I lo...
by Myopic Squirrel
January 5th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Maximum session length to keep 5 minute increments on Log Card?
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Maximum session length to keep 5 minute increments on Log Card?

Citroen - thank you for your 1/5 explanation - thus the 10 min increment transition on my 35+ min WO. Will be doing a 2K eventually & glad to see the 5' increment is the default. Also like the customization for the single distance/single time WO. The more I'm learning about the PM the more I'm appre...