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by Allan Olesen
November 20th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Relationship between split time and stroke rate
Replies: 39
Views: 1906

Re: Relationship between split time and stroke rate

However, other posters have said that the Power readout of the machine does not change regardless of the SPM/RPM. And this is when I get confused. If you keep a constant energy per stroke, and you increase the stroke rate, your power will increase. There should be no doubt about that. I have a feel...
by Allan Olesen
November 16th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Relationship between split time and stroke rate
Replies: 39
Views: 1906

Re: Relationship between split time and stroke rate

The question is: how can it be that they complete that given distance at the same time? Wouldn't Rower B finish first since he applied the same power (202.5W) 30 times per minute vs 20? Here, you are confusing power with energy. Power is energy divided by time. Or energy is power multiplied by time...
by Allan Olesen
November 15th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Relationship between split time and stroke rate
Replies: 39
Views: 1906

Re: Relationship between split time and stroke rate

The answer to your first question is a clear "No". Your pace is directly coupled to power. Actually, the ergometer measures your power and then converts it to pace using a fixed formula. So when you row at for example 100 watt, you will see a pace of 2:31.8, no matter what your stroke rate is. What ...
by Allan Olesen
November 4th, 2020, 5:17 am
Forum: Training
Topic: A discussion about rowing "SPI"
Replies: 55
Views: 2960

Re: A discussion about rowing "SPI"

That's the original reason Paul Smith came up with the meaningless, unitless "SPI" value in the first place. I don't know Paul Smith, but the SPI is certainly not unitless. The unit is WattMinutes per stroke. One WattMinute is 60 Joule. So it is a measure of energy per stroke. Perfectly valid. Howe...
by Allan Olesen
October 31st, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: D model PM5 update
Replies: 12
Views: 1721

Re: D model PM5 update

George Bailey wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 4:29 pm
I was told by chat that I really needed to be attempting the update by USB A to B cable (printer cable).
I would have assumed that this was more or less the only B cable available.

Which type of cable did you use, which was not an A to B?
by Allan Olesen
October 21st, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How to stop my machine migrating off the mat
Replies: 25
Views: 1464

Re: How to stop my machine migrating off the mat

hjs wrote:
October 21st, 2020, 5:16 am
Strapless will not prevent moving forward, if the floor is a bit slippery you will move. And I don’t think that but KNOW for a fact.
I repeat: The OP's problem is that the erg is moving backward. Not forward. Backward. Why is this so difficult to understand?
by Allan Olesen
October 21st, 2020, 4:52 am
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Weight equivalent on pull down
Replies: 23
Views: 1441

Re: Weight equivalent on pull down

hjs wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 5:18 am
See the openingspost for this thread. “Cable pushdown” and later on only talk about the triceps.
His question had multiple angles. I replied to one of them, and it should be obvious, which one I replied to.
by Allan Olesen
October 21st, 2020, 4:50 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How to stop my machine migrating off the mat
Replies: 25
Views: 1464

Re: How to stop my machine migrating off the mat

Makes no difference, with one exception, you can only move forward that way, cause you can’t pull the straps, but still push the erg forward. Errh..? That one exception is actually the whole issue here. The thread starter stated that his erg is moving backwards. I agree to the strapless proposal. T...
by Allan Olesen
October 20th, 2020, 5:03 am
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Weight equivalent on pull down
Replies: 23
Views: 1441

Re: Weight equivalent on pull down

hjs wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 3:57 am

Yep, but its not a tricep puldown, its a combined goodmorning plus upperbody push/pull movement.
I was replying to the question of "weight". I assume that the OP will figure out the equivalent strength training exercise himself.
by Allan Olesen
October 18th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Weight equivalent on pull down
Replies: 23
Views: 1441

Re: Weight equivalent on pull down

I haven't used ErgData with a SkiErg, but with the RowErg, you can see the average "weight" for each stroke.
by Allan Olesen
October 15th, 2020, 4:06 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM3 vs PM5 - Pros and cons?
Replies: 18
Views: 1780

Re: PM3 vs PM5 - Pros and cons?

The PM3 arm can be used, and I have considered reinstalling it instead of the PM5 arm, because the PM5 arm is somewhat less flexible, so it shudders a little when I row. The only practical difference between the two is that the PM5 arm has a hole through the vertical centre "wall" of the beam. This ...
by Allan Olesen
September 29th, 2020, 1:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Accuracy of the PM5
Replies: 29
Views: 1763

Re: Accuracy of the PM5

haven't looked at the watts. Then start doing that. The watts will tell how intensely you row. Your strokes per minute (SPM) will not. There is no fixed relationship between effort and strokes per minute. You can easily row at high SPM and low watts - that is just a question of doing it wrong enoug...
by Allan Olesen
September 28th, 2020, 6:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Concept2 Model D Rower -- HR monitoring
Replies: 34
Views: 2135

Re: Concept2 Model D Rower -- HR monitoring

I'm surprised no one (that I saw) mentioned that the damper setting isn't what matters, it's the drag factor. That is simply because neither damper setting nor drag factor is the issue here. You can do almost powerless rowing at any drag factor if you don't try to accelerate the flywheel in every s...
by Allan Olesen
September 23rd, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Concept2 Model D Rower -- HR monitoring
Replies: 34
Views: 2135

Re: Concept2 Model D Rower -- HR monitoring

Strategy in mind was to get maximum chain retraction/extension Don't worry too much about that. You problem is probably not how far you pull the chain, but how hard you pull the chain. You can easily do a lot of "chain metres per minute" without feeling much resistance. You just set the flywheel in...
by Allan Olesen
September 22nd, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Persistently low drag factor
Replies: 13
Views: 886

Re: Persistently low drag factor

It simply means that the cage around the flywheel is filled with dust, preventing the air circulation. The more you prevent the air circulation, the lower the drag factor will be. The dust does exactly the same as the damper,so it doesn't really matter if you reach your desired drag factor by restri...