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by Allan Olesen
July 17th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New to Rowing, how can I get a good 2k time?
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: New to Rowing, how can I get a good 2k time?

jordansymington wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 4:54 pm
And also, how realistic do you think my goal of 6.40 from 7.05 in 5 months is?
I can't tell you that. But I can tell you that 6.40 requires 20% higher power than 7.05.

If you are new to rowing, you will probably get some of those 20% "for free", just by improving your technique during training.
by Allan Olesen
July 15th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hello - Rower Choice
Replies: 21
Views: 537

Re: Hello - Rower Choice

What do you mean by "The only way to get fitter and weigh less is food, food, food..." ? I always thought the only way to loose weight is to have a calorie deficit. The point is that a calorie deficit of a given size will usually require a rather small reduction of food intake, but it will require ...
by Allan Olesen
July 14th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Confused by Stroker per Minutes
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: Confused by Stroker per Minutes

Because your pace not only depends on how often you pull the handle. It also - and actually more - depends on how hard you pull the handle. Maintaining a stroke rate of 30 without really applying much force to the handle is pretty easy. The drive part will take a few tenths of a second more, but you...
by Allan Olesen
July 14th, 2019, 5:17 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VO2max calculator is a joke!
Replies: 15
Views: 384

Re: VO2max calculator is a joke!

I put my best 2000M sprint time into the concept2 VOX2max calculator and am right on the highest line labeled "Excellent". [...] What a joke. "Excellent" should be renamed to "Pathetic" on the VO2MAX calculator. There are two different questions buried here: Is the VO2Max estimation true? Is the ta...
by Allan Olesen
July 12th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: New model
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: New model

sekitori wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 12:42 pm

Where did you ever get the idea that anyone proposed getting a model C?
This conversation gets even more strange.

I am off.
by Allan Olesen
July 12th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: New model
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: New model

Considering the expense that all this entails, I believe that for the average person who at best has limited technical ability, getting a new Model D or E would be a much better idea. Nobody in this thread has proposed getting a model C. In order to describe how little change you should expect in a...
by Allan Olesen
July 8th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: newbie needs help
Replies: 43
Views: 2046

Re: newbie needs help

You can easily remove the plastic cover under the rail and take a peek if you are curious. The plastic cover is just slid into the rail from the lower end and can be easily pulled out. (At least on my D1).
by Allan Olesen
July 8th, 2019, 3:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: newbie needs help
Replies: 43
Views: 2046

Re: newbie needs help

There is a really long bungee chord inside the rail of the rower, which puts tension on the "unused" part of the chain. Both the chain and the bungee are running several times in parallel inside the rail, using small rollers to keep a "gearing" of the tension. This ensures that even with a long pull...
by Allan Olesen
July 6th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Realistic 6 Month Improvement
Replies: 18
Views: 584

Re: Realistic 6 Month Improvement

hjs wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 9:53 am
You want to build a stronger stroke, you get this by putting more effort in the drive and slowing the drive down.
Did you mean "slowing the return down."?
by Allan Olesen
July 5th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Building endurance base / MHR
Replies: 22
Views: 765

Re: Building endurance base / MHR

If you want aerobic base building, you should definitely go for (a). The higher intensities is something you do for sharpening. They should not be your everyday training. Higher intensities will not contribute much to your aerobic base. Often, they will even reduce your aerobic base while putting so...
by Allan Olesen
July 5th, 2019, 2:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Struggling to hit zones.
Replies: 22
Views: 663

Re: Struggling to hit zones.

2k pace +18 seconds doesn't relate very well to the difference in power output across fast and slow rowers. If you have a 6 minutes 2k time, your 2k power is 480 W, and your power at 2k pace +18 seconds is 278 W. So you will train at 58% of your 2k power. If you have a 8 minutes 2k time, your 2k pow...
by Allan Olesen
July 4th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Broken screen?
Replies: 11
Views: 386

Re: Broken screen?

Which model PM do you have? For the PM3 or PM4, a new, original LCD screen is 36.50€ on the German site. I would expect the price in $ on the US site to be the same or a little less. https://shop-de.concept2.com/ersatzteile/190-lcd-for-the-pm3pm4.html I don't know if it is also available for the PM5...
by Allan Olesen
July 4th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers
Replies: 76
Views: 3239

Re: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers

On the second point: Suppose a competitor in an indoor rowing competition, during training, posts 7 minute times on his well-used home unit. This time is at the limit of his strength and endurance. At the official event, on a new machine, with a new cord, he attempts to maintain the same pace, but ...
by Allan Olesen
July 4th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers
Replies: 76
Views: 3239

Re: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers

If you row at a rate where you have to actively pull with your feet to return to the catch Which is always the case, because no one can return without using the tops or heels of their feet. No, it is not always the case. If you row at a low stroke rate, you can return, just by releasing the pressur...
by Allan Olesen
July 4th, 2019, 2:23 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers
Replies: 76
Views: 3239

Re: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers

I acknowledge that the elastic cord assists in moving the user's mass forward during the recovery portion of the stroke, but that energy does not flow back into the user's muscles, restoring strength and vigour. That was not my claim. I wrote it so it couldn't be misunderstood, but I can write it e...