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by neilgunton
April 29th, 2016, 1:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Knee issues
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: Knee issues

[quote="bisqeet"]Don't slide forward as much. Max should be lower leg vertical position.[/quote] Yes, this occurred to me. I think I was sometimes letting myself slide forward too much, which feels like going down too far when you do squats. Bad for the knees. I'm trying to be aware of not doing tha...
by neilgunton
April 28th, 2016, 4:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Knee issues
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Knee issues

I've been trying to do 5000m every day, at a leisurely pace (around 23 minutes) just to get myself going on a weight loss program. I am finding that I get pain around the inside edge of my kneecaps. Has anyone else experienced this, and do you have any tips for stretching or whatever to help stop it...
by neilgunton
August 13th, 2013, 3:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Concept2 and Post Nasal Drip (PND)
Replies: 6
Views: 2659

Re: Concept2 and Post Nasal Drip (PND)

Ok, this risks turning into a blog... sorry about that, I won't post on a regular basis. I just wanted to say that today I completed my first 10,000m in a long while! This is due entirely, I believe, to the use of the nose clip. There was a downside, which was that whenever I wiped sweat off my face...
by neilgunton
August 12th, 2013, 3:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Concept2 and Post Nasal Drip (PND)
Replies: 6
Views: 2659

Re: Concept2 and Post Nasal Drip (PND)

Quick update: I got the "Harmony Smiley's Nose Plugs" from Amazon over the weekend, and decided to try them out on my Concept2 workout today. The packaging didn't have any instructions on how the clip was supposed to be used - over the nostrils, or inserted into them and hanging down like a nose rin...
by neilgunton
August 8th, 2013, 3:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Concept2 and Post Nasal Drip (PND)
Replies: 6
Views: 2659

Re: Concept2 and Post Nasal Drip (PND)

I did my entire workout today with the makeshift tissue nose plugs, and it did seem to help. I can only assume that this is because my sinuses appear to be chronically inflamed due to allergies, and having the additional airflow over them while breathing heavily kicks them into overdrive. Other peop...
by neilgunton
August 7th, 2013, 4:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Concept2 and Post Nasal Drip (PND)
Replies: 6
Views: 2659

Re: Concept2 and Post Nasal Drip (PND)

Hi, thanks for the feedback. I often hear about people being prescribed antibiotics for PND, when it seems obvious that it's really an allergic reaction of some sort (for example you mentioned a possible correlation with sunflowers in your case). Strange. Today the mucus was bad during my workout. I...
by neilgunton
August 3rd, 2013, 3:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Concept2 and Post Nasal Drip (PND)
Replies: 6
Views: 2659

Concept2 and Post Nasal Drip (PND)

I hope this might be useful for anyone else who suffers from post nasal drip, or PND. This is a condition which causes the sinuses to produce too much mucus (sorry), which then drips down the back of the throat and results in excessive throat clearing and coughing. I have found over the last few yea...
by neilgunton
November 21st, 2010, 1:45 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Little black bits on the rail
Replies: 5
Views: 1112

Re: Little black bits on the rail

Thanks - glad to know this isn't just me. I was thinking maybe I was doing something wrong, but I'll just continue to clean it. To be honest I'm usually wiped out right after a session, so I tend to leave it until just before the next one to clean the rail (it's just me using it). I keep a little no...
by neilgunton
November 20th, 2010, 7:34 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Little black bits on the rail
Replies: 5
Views: 1112

Little black bits on the rail

I have a Model D, and I keep having to clean off little black patches of something or other which have become smeared onto the rail. It looks like dust or dirt flattened by the seat rollers. I have to keep a scrubber sponge next to the rower so I can clean the rail every time I use it, otherwise the...
by neilgunton
August 9th, 2007, 8:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dealing with 30 minutes of rowing
Replies: 40
Views: 6955

I went through a patch of not rowing much recently, probably because of the pressure I had been putting myself through to do better each time. Now I am starting to get back into it, by just thinking "Ok, I'm going to do 30 minutes, real slow and steady - the important thing is not how fast I do it, ...
by neilgunton
July 7th, 2007, 9:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dealing with 30 minutes of rowing
Replies: 40
Views: 6955

Thanks for the tips, I agree, 10k is easier to grok for me than simply having a time to fill.

Hmm, my average spm is always more like 32-38, and I have the resistance set at 7. Am I doing this wrong?
by neilgunton
June 26th, 2007, 9:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dealing with 30 minutes of rowing
Replies: 40
Views: 6955

Thanks for the advice... of course in the end you have to "just do it", I know that, but lots of good ideas for taking your mind off the grind. I also agree that it's not good to be aiming for new personal best times every time, that just puts too much pressure on. I think deciding beforehand that t...
by neilgunton
June 25th, 2007, 7:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dealing with 30 minutes of rowing
Replies: 40
Views: 6955

Dealing with 30 minutes of rowing

I recently purchased a Model D, after a few years of not having one easily accessible. Last regular use was around the year 2000, at a gym back in NYC. I used to find that having people walking behind me at the gym somehow motivated me to do better; even if it was in my imagination, I could sense th...
by neilgunton
May 3rd, 2007, 7:07 pm
Forum: Posts from old forum
Topic: Attention owners of Model D and Model E Indoor Rowers
Replies: 43
Views: 66530

I took a few pics of the new machine, which appears to be the new design. These are all views of the area which appears to be affected, i.e. the end of the box frame which the fan is attached to, specifically the end with the foot rests. Please forgive my crappy photography, I tried to just get a fe...
by neilgunton
May 3rd, 2007, 6:47 pm
Forum: Posts from old forum
Topic: Attention owners of Model D and Model E Indoor Rowers
Replies: 43
Views: 66530

Paul: Yes, I just hopped over to the UK forums and saw that letter. I agree, it looks like I have one of the newer designs. If anyone is interested, I can try to take a pic of it for comparison...

/Neil