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by Allan Olesen
October 21st, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How to stop my machine migrating off the mat
Replies: 23
Views: 483

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: 589

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: 23
Views: 483

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: 589

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: 589

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: 16
Views: 558

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: 28
Views: 902

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: 1252

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: 1252

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: 556

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...
by Allan Olesen
September 20th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Program to work up to5k
Replies: 15
Views: 626

Re: Program to work up to5k

How do I see distance per stroke? You have to watch the distance counter and see how much it has counted up after every stroke. And that is probably the reason that 10 meter is a popular target - it is easy to see if the last digit is the same after every stroke. It is a pity that neither the PM no...
by Allan Olesen
September 20th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Polar Vantage V - anyone using this watch?
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Polar Vantage V - anyone using this watch?

Just wondering what your thoughts are and if the wrist HR seems accurate. My thoughts: Don't do it! I have a watch with built- in heart rate sensor. Not a Polar, but they all seem to have the same problems. They are good for 24 hour monitoring of your heart rate, but they suck at sports. Rowing is ...
by Allan Olesen
September 20th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Program to work up to5k
Replies: 15
Views: 626

Re: Program to work up to5k

5’3” 170 pounds. 38 years old. Pacing was Somewhat consistent. Drag factor was probably a little low at 100 Pace varied from 3:05/500m to 3:13/500. Avg was 310 Stroke rate was 23-24 throughout whole workout I thought these numbers sounded strange for a 38 year old, so I just tried to reproduce them...
by Allan Olesen
September 19th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: AT Heat Rate Training: Does anyone do it?
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: AT Heat Rate Training: Does anyone do it?

The conclusions are ambivalent but they do say " experimental studeis lasting 6 weeks to 5 months demonstrate superior responses to polarized TID" (Training Intensity Durations) especially when compared to training that emphasizes Threshold (THR) or High Volume Low Intensity Training (HVLIT). It al...
by Allan Olesen
September 19th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Program to work up to5k
Replies: 15
Views: 626

Re: Program to work up to5k

You have already received excellent advice, but I think you could get better advice if you explain what is stopping you from doing a 5k right now. Are you stopping because you are out of breath? Are you stopping because you are out of strength? Are you stopping because you get pain? Are you stopping...