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by blues_
December 21st, 2018, 11:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength Training for rowing / erging and health
Replies: 17
Views: 828

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: 803

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: 803

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: 803

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: 2837

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: 320

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: 2837

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: 2837

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: 2837

Re: Strength training vs Erging

^^^^ Agree, hjs. It takes a willingness to do so, some trial and error, and honesty with one's self.
by blues_
November 21st, 2018, 12:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength training vs Erging
Replies: 67
Views: 2837

Re: Strength training vs Erging

That makes (at least) two of us. I'd rather row for an hour than torture myself by lifting heavy weights. Try a max hour :wink: In the end any kind of training can be comfortable or Horrible. And the better trained, the better we can handle it. Yeah...no thanks. B) (Just not my thing.) I think part...
by blues_
November 21st, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength training vs Erging
Replies: 67
Views: 2837

Re: Strength training vs Erging

I on the other do like weights stuff and much less long aerobic work. That makes (at least) two of us. I'd rather row for an hour than torture myself by lifting heavy weights. I wonder what that predilection says about us? I'm happiest when I'm done with my session on the erg...and generally feelin...
by blues_
November 21st, 2018, 9:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength training vs Erging
Replies: 67
Views: 2837

Re: Strength training vs Erging

hjs wrote:
November 21st, 2018, 4:28 am

I on the other do like weights stuff and much less long aerobic work.
That makes (at least) two of us.
by blues_
November 20th, 2018, 11:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength training vs Erging
Replies: 67
Views: 2837

Re: Strength training vs Erging

My own problem is that I am a weakling. Always have been and have never really done any weight training. I am athletic and coordinated. I play tennis and ski at high levels. However, when I look at what I can lift, it's pathetic. I can only bench press 100lbs, squat with 140lbs and deadlift 160lbs....
by blues_
November 19th, 2018, 11:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength training vs Erging
Replies: 67
Views: 2837

Re: Strength training vs Erging

Edward4492 wrote:
November 19th, 2018, 10:58 pm
I may have missed it, but would appreciate if someone could post the name of the book being referenced.
"The Barbell Prescription" by Dr. Jonathon Sullivan and Andy Baker.

https://www.amazon.com/Barbell-Prescrip ... 0982522770
by blues_
November 19th, 2018, 12:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength training vs Erging
Replies: 67
Views: 2837

Re: Strength training vs Erging

Thank you, Mitchel. I'm always interested in such discussions, even when they do not center on erging per se.