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by hjs
September 28th, 2020, 4:35 am
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: new to SkiErg
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: new to SkiErg

I am also new to the SkiErg after using the Concept2 rower for over 20 years. We got a new one at the gym, and I love the thing. I've been doing 3K pieces daily for about a month now, with varied intervals. Sprint 500, rest 500. Damper at about 4 and indicate DF about 85. Doing about 2:50 splits. (...
by hjs
September 25th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Weight Impacting Performance
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: Weight Impacting Performance

Thanks HJ. Im well aware I’m not an ideal rowing physique. Never gonna be a lightweight rower that’s for sure. At my lightest ever weight I was 80 kgs and punching out a 2.34 running marathon. So still relatively heavy compared to the whippets around me. I’d describe myself as surprisingly dense. 6...
by hjs
September 25th, 2020, 5:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Weight Impacting Performance
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: Weight Impacting Performance

I didnt post this under Health & Fitness as i think its more about training. I weighed myself this morning after my wife said i was looking skinny and i was surprised to see that i was down to 89 kgs. I was 97kgs a year ago when i was lifting every day and doing no cardio. I then introduced some ru...
by hjs
September 23rd, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Seated skierg
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Seated skierg

Has anyone trained with the skierg while seated? I'm recovering from a leg injury and can't use my legs, so I am wondering if this would be a good way of maintaining some cardiovascular fitness. Let me know your thoughts. It won’t hurt, but think its tough to get a decent pace going, maybe if you s...
by hjs
September 22nd, 2020, 3:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to train for longer distances?
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: How to train for longer distances?

Apart from training, for time trials do not use low spm, but a rate that feels best, which is often a good bit higher. Even tall olympic rowers do use a much higher spm during races. Take care, watch for sighs your body is giving you. As long as you feel good, no problems. Low rate work is pretty to...
by hjs
September 21st, 2020, 2:39 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Extremely fatigued today. Normal? Next steps?
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: Extremely fatigued today. Normal? Next steps?

I'm a new rower and have started ramping things up since joining the forum and a team two weeks ago. Did 35,000m the first week, mostly steady state UT2, and put up my best 5000m for the cross team challenge. This week (2nd week) volume was about double the daily amount. Yesterday I tried the 5000m...
by hjs
September 20th, 2020, 4:57 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Heart-Rate Recovery as a fitness indicator?
Replies: 30
Views: 1003

Re: Heart-Rate Recovery as a fitness indicator?

@ Nomath: I like your "educated guess"! Thx for your research work done (as I am not an english-native and lacking the technichal language even in my own tongue I do not like to go on this road ... which I should one day). @ hjs: agreed. As my "problem" is to tend to overtraining or rather pushing ...
by hjs
September 18th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: new to SkiErg
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: new to SkiErg

Few pointers. For most people the skierg is slower compared to the rower, not for everybody, but the other way around is rare. The driving power comes from the upperbody, legs do the recovery, in combination with the back. Stroke lenght is shorter compared to the rower. Drag better set lower compare...
by hjs
September 18th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tried for new 2k pb
Replies: 18
Views: 446

Re: Tried for new 2k pb

Stupid question but is it simply a quicker return after the pull what I am seeking in generating a faster stroke rate? Yes mostly that and also a bit by lowering the power a bit. Very fast rower, often 6.4 plus can rate 35 or more. In training they row a lot at lower ratings. The “change” from pull...
by hjs
September 18th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tried for new 2k pb
Replies: 18
Views: 446

Re: Tried for new 2k pb

Haven’t rowed much before or after Covid. Pre I tried once and did 7:23. Today while recovering from a brutal stomach bug I pulled a 7:11. Pretty sure I’ll see sub-7 soon. My question is, is it bad or odd that I used a low stroke rate? It hovered between 23-24. I do almost only longer rows and they...
by hjs
September 16th, 2020, 2:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: what if we quit weight lifting and go on with rowing
Replies: 23
Views: 882

Re: what if we quit weight lifting and go on with rowing

Thread is going from the original start. The op has trained weight, don’t know how, for years, so he trained in that way. Stop that and ofcourse you will get detrained, lose muscle and lose strenght. Some planes of motion are not done at all while erging. So muscles involved doing those motions need...
by hjs
September 14th, 2020, 3:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Newbie after a little guidance
Replies: 26
Views: 1166

Re: Newbie after a little guidance

Hi Everyone, So I have been rowing twice a week since my last post. Mostly 1 min off 1 min on x 18(my best is 2050m) but also some other variants. Been really good and learnt a lot regarding pacing, rowing technique etc.. Re-attempted the 2km and did a PB of 7:18.7 on Friday which I was pretty happ...
by hjs
September 13th, 2020, 4:51 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Compare rankings
Replies: 51
Views: 1819

Re: Compare rankings

Thanks to Bjørn Johansen who pointed me out to https://de-maas.nl/correctiefactoren/bestanden/handicapfactoren.html (In dutch language only), I think I have found the formulas I need to calculate a age-independend-score. To clarify They divide 2 groups of performances: short= < 4km and long > 4 km ...
by hjs
September 13th, 2020, 4:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: what if we quit weight lifting and go on with rowing
Replies: 23
Views: 882

Re: what if we quit weight lifting and go on with rowing

what if we quit weight lifting and go on with concept 2 rowing and bodyweight exercises like pull ups, push ups. after 40 years old age. thanks Could work, maybe buy a few extra things for home. You can,t stay super strong, if you are, but after 40 training really hard becomes tough. Focus on keepi...
by hjs
September 13th, 2020, 4:39 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to spend your limited time wisely?
Replies: 29
Views: 659

Re: How to spend your limited time wisely?

Is there a minimum effctive dose (time / distance) for SS to take effect? I’ve been doing a lot of 30r20 over the past 2 or 3 months, which should fall within the SS parameters. So far not overly impressed with my progress. Just did a 2K TT: 7.13.0 I used to able to pull under 7.10 quite consistent...