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by blues_
March 6th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Trap / Hex bars for deadlifting
Replies: 27
Views: 582

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: 676

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: 380

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: 380

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: 380

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: 380

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: 1102

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: 1044

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...
by blues_
December 2nd, 2018, 1:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rate Creep
Replies: 16
Views: 1044

Re: Rate Creep

ukaserex wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 1:22 pm
Hey, that's what the forums are for, right? Glad I'm not the only one who needs advice!
Well, I didn't say I needed advice. I just said it's an interesting and timely discussion. :wink:

(I'm typical of my breed, what can I say? :lol: )
by blues_
December 2nd, 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rate Creep
Replies: 16
Views: 1044

Re: Rate Creep

Excellent, (and for me personally, timely), discussion. Just want to say thanks.
by blues_
November 27th, 2018, 9:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength training vs Erging
Replies: 67
Views: 3610

Re: Strength training vs Erging

I had much better results in terms of both strength and size by using three sets per movement. (Not counting any warm-ups.) How many reps and what rest periods brought you the best results? I've gone back to 4 x 6 with 2mins rest between sets on most of my compound exercises in an effort to build u...
by blues_
November 26th, 2018, 8:00 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Rowing and Lifting for Weight lifting
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Re: Rowing and Lifting for Weight lifting

I'm sorry, I disagree that you can define and prescribe a "should" from the little bit of information provided. Other than height and weight and a summary of some past injuries, there's very little to go on to blithely state what realistic distances and times "should" be for this individual. We don'...
by blues_
November 26th, 2018, 5:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength training vs Erging
Replies: 67
Views: 3610

Re: Strength training vs Erging

The multi-set vs. one set debate has been raging for decades. Well, maybe not always raging, but it's been going on for quite a while. BTW, I own multiple trap bars in my home gym and the guys in those images are not great ambassadors for using the equipment properly. They've not only reduced the ra...
by blues_
November 22nd, 2018, 12:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength training vs Erging
Replies: 67
Views: 3610

Re: Strength training vs Erging

Regarding goals for strength training, for me it’s mainly to be strong and fast on the water. Better erg scores are a close second priority. So, yes, I’ll be looking to improve my lifts this winter. It probably reveals how biased I am, but I can barely fathom the idea that a weight training session...
by blues_
November 22nd, 2018, 9:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength training vs Erging
Replies: 67
Views: 3610

Re: Strength training vs Erging

^^^^ Agree, hjs. It takes a willingness to do so, some trial and error, and honesty with one's self.