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by blues_
January 30th, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Links and Articles
Topic: Navy Considering 2k as Cardio Alternative for PRT
Replies: 9
Views: 1586

Re: Navy Considering 2k as Cardio Alternative for PRT

I don't think it's just the Navy.

A neighbor in the U.S. Army (Reserves) mentioned that in his forthcoming physical, rowing was one of the options aside from other relatively new alternatives to running.
by blues_
January 25th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Ergo shoes and ergo gloves
Replies: 29
Views: 4855

Re: Ergo shoes and ergo gloves

Never have used gloves.

Adidas "Samba" works well for me as a rowing shoe on the erg. (And deadlifting if I don't put on my dedicated weight training shoes.)
by blues_
October 27th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dealing with joint pain from rowing
Replies: 10
Views: 1496

Re: Dealing with joint pain from rowing

Since most of your activity, (music, exercise etc) requires gripping, I'm going to recommend that you do some extension exercises with your fingers such as would be done with spreading your fingers against the force exerted by rubber bands. [youtube]https://youtu.be/gBi9n1Foodg[/youtube] This is a g...
by blues_
July 2nd, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: ErgData Logbook sync error
Replies: 11
Views: 2403

Re: ErgData Logbook sync error

It appears to be back working correctly as it logged both my workouts from Friday as well as today.

(I had made no changes to ErgData nor PM5...just waited it out.)
by blues_
July 1st, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: ErgData Logbook sync error
Replies: 11
Views: 2403

Re: ErgData Logbook sync error

I'm going to guess that it's some sort of issue on C2's end since a few of us are having the problem (and for the first time). Hopefully they'll get it resolved. If not, I guess I'll just be satisfied with the the info in the ErgData app and the PM5. It's not like I spend a lot of time referring to ...
by blues_
June 30th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: ErgData Logbook sync error
Replies: 11
Views: 2403

Re: ErgData Logbook sync error

I got the same message on Friday after attempting to sync. First time I've ever had such a message in the year and a half I've had my rower. (I am using PM5, not PM3 as poster above reported.)
by blues_
June 30th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Deadlift injury....well, it had to happen eventually...
Replies: 20
Views: 3082

Re: Deadlift injury....well, it had to happen eventually...

The trap bar deadlift is far more of a quad dominant movement than a deadlift with a traditional straight barbell which puts far more force on your posterior chain. Any niggles with the back I would be avoiding the straight bar completely. I would argue that it is not quad dominant but does involve...
by blues_
March 6th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Trap / Hex bars for deadlifting
Replies: 34
Views: 3323

Re: Trap / Hex bars for deadlifting

I've been using them for many years and have two. One 45 lb version I use for my deadlift warm-up sets and also Pendlay rows, and one 80 lb version that I use for for my deadlift work sets.

Fantastic equipment I wouldn't be without.

(Mine are olympic bars...I have no experience with 1" models.)
by blues_
February 17th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What do you do in the rest period in interval training?
Replies: 12
Views: 1550

Re: What do you do in the rest period in interval training?

I try to keep moving...via very slow full or partial rowing strokes...while anticipating the "dreaded" moment of kicking off the next interval.

It sucks...in a good way.
by blues_
February 15th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 and Garmin Chest HRM
Replies: 7
Views: 1340

Re: PM5 and Garmin Chest HRM

Never mind...there's apparently some miscommunication / misunderstanding here and I don't think it's worth getting off into the weeds over.

I'll leave it at that.
by blues_
February 15th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 and Garmin Chest HRM
Replies: 7
Views: 1340

Re: PM5 and Garmin Chest HRM

As I suspected: Quoted from the ErgData info on the C2 site: Supports Bluetooth Smart Heart Rate Belts The Garmin chest belt, (at least the one most of us seem to be using), is ANT+...not bluetooth. So the ErgData app receives the heart rate info via communication with the PM5 (via bluetooth), not d...
by blues_
February 14th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 and Garmin Chest HRM
Replies: 7
Views: 1340

Re: PM5 and Garmin Chest HRM

MPx wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Or put Ergdata on your phone and pair your phone with the PM5 and Ergdata will remember your belt.
I never noticed that. I always thought that ErgData was getting the info from the PM5. Does it pick up the heart rate monitor independent of the PM5 on both ios and android?
by blues_
February 14th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 and Garmin Chest HRM
Replies: 7
Views: 1340

Re: PM5 and Garmin Chest HRM

It must be paired in the manner you described each time it is used. Just the way that the system is set up, unfortunately.

Welcome to the forum. B)
by blues_
December 21st, 2018, 11:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength Training for rowing / erging and health
Replies: 17
Views: 2127

Re: Strength Training for rowing / erging and health

... Unfortunately, it seems I've hurt my back doing deadlifts this week. Significant sciatic pain radiating down the back of my right leg has me concerned. I'm resting now, but I'm very concerned. I had no injuries since I started seriously rowing one year ago. Your form may be the cause but of cou...
by blues_
December 13th, 2018, 10:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rate Creep
Replies: 16
Views: 2134

Re: Rate Creep

... The downside is that increased power per stroke increases muscle fatigue as more muscle fibres are engaged meaning that fast twitch fibres are recruited earlier than with a higher rating. Conversely the lower overall energy requirement puts a lower cardiovascular load. As a result, the sweet sp...