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by hjs
April 7th, 2020, 4:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Indoor Rowing Form
Replies: 13
Views: 279

Re: Indoor Rowing Form

Nomatter, rowing is hard on the lowerback.

Your technique looks pretty good. Think though, you should lower the drag, your drive looks slow, a lower drag will make it faster.

Don,t make your to long to fast, start out shorter, let your body adapt.
by hjs
April 6th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: SkiErg noise level compared to Model D Rower
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: SkiErg noise level compared to Model D Rower

MD5 wrote:
April 6th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Thanks for your answer. Just want to be sure before purchase.
Don,t worry, its like the rower.
by hjs
April 6th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: SkiErg noise level compared to Model D Rower
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: SkiErg noise level compared to Model D Rower

Its really the same, its the same flywheel which makes the same noise at the same drag/speed. So if you know how a rower sounds, you know how the skierg sounds.
by hjs
April 6th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training more but getting slower/not improving
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Training more but getting slower/not improving

Charley, you don,t tell what you actually do. So difficult to comment now. In genereal, rowing is about building a strong stroke and a good aerobic engine. This means do longer sessions, at lower rates. At ut2 pace mostly. Which would be roughly 2k plus 18/22 Go for 10k, if possible more. Shorter fa...
by hjs
April 6th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 10k Training Program
Replies: 24
Views: 365

Re: 10k Training Program

So it would seem. In the end, aerobic training is simple. 1) Work out at your given sport, 2) make sure you recover from your workouts 3) and slowly build your workload. To get fit, yes. However, to hit your optimum, it really isn't as straightforward. I would reply by saying: 1) I agree. 2) The ab...
by hjs
April 6th, 2020, 6:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 10k Training Program
Replies: 24
Views: 365

Re: 10k Training Program

- row at 21/22 SPM when not putting any power in the stroke because my HR won't allow for it - Hf restriction, how dodgy it may be, has at least one big plus, it stops you from racing in training. So it would seem. In the end, aerobic training is simple. Work out at your given sport, make sure you ...
by hjs
April 6th, 2020, 5:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 10k Training Program
Replies: 24
Views: 365

Re: 10k Training Program

It felt like a waste of energy to row at 21/22 SPM when not putting any power in the stroke because my HR won't allow for it. It is a waste, but of time. The point of rowing is to move boats, so we must put work into each stroke. That's what training is. So on the erg we stop if we can't do it any ...
by hjs
April 6th, 2020, 2:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 10k Training Program
Replies: 24
Views: 365

Re: 10k Training Program

Thanks everyone, i'll do another 15k today and will reduce the pace to 2:14 and see how that works out. @Dangerscouse I had never heard of cardiac drift before and have read a bit into it. The concept makes sense. Good think that heart rate bands are just that "bands" so with a HR cap of 158 I thin...
by hjs
April 5th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 10k Training Program
Replies: 24
Views: 365

Re: 10k Training Program

Okay just did a 15k: https://log.concept2.com/profile/1345241/log/43265882 I set the pace to 150W/2:12:6 but around the 43 minute mark I had to drop the pace to keep my HR below 158. When rowing with such low intensity I find a longer stroke with 19/20 strokes very comfortable. Would you suggest to...
by hjs
April 5th, 2020, 5:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 10k Training Program
Replies: 24
Views: 365

Re: 10k Training Program

Thank you, now it has become much clearer. So its: [(HRmax - HRrest) * 0,7] + HRrest : [(199 - 63) * 0,7] + 63 = 158 This is the upper end of my heart rate zone 3 (159). Since you said cap this should be my upper limit and I probably should stay in the 139-158 range as the HR zone suggests. Thanks ...
by hjs
April 5th, 2020, 5:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 10k Training Program
Replies: 24
Views: 365

Re: 10k Training Program

Hi hjs, you are right, I forgot the stroke rate. I usually row at 20/21. I struggle to understand what you wrote about HR. What do you mean by "only see real numbers"? My "real" cap would be 198/199 because that is the highest I have ever measured. My calculated cap would be 195. Maximum - Rest wou...
by hjs
April 5th, 2020, 4:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 10k Training Program
Replies: 24
Views: 365

Re: 10k Training Program

Re Hf, only see real numbers, your Max en rest rate are what matters. You don,t talk about strokerate. Use rate 18/22 for most sessions. Use a lower hf cap, you want to improve your aerobic fitness, which for 10k is by far the most important factor. Use a 70% hf cap of your Hf reserve. Which is max ...
by hjs
April 4th, 2020, 4:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Am I any good?
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Am I any good?

Hi, Just entering covid lockdown and hired a c2 erg for 3 months. I’m a 6.4 115kg male, semi fit and exercise hard when I can, semi fat lad with no rowing experience. I’ve been posting 10k times about 39.30 mins with drag factor 6, it’s tough but I enjoy it. SPM about 29, I’d be interested to know,...
by hjs
April 3rd, 2020, 3:39 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Aerobic fitness vs Strength
Replies: 11
Views: 3041

Re: Aerobic fitness vs Strength

Can you balance it somehow? Like doing 60:40 one way or the other? Ofcourse you can, but it depends on what you want to achieve. Very roughly speaking we are or in the lifting camp or the cardio camp. Lifters are unfit, cardio people are weak, certainly upperbody wise. If you purely looking at heal...
by hjs
April 2nd, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Feedback on technique?
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Feedback on technique?

That's great, thanks for the feedback. I see what you mean about being too upright at the catch. It's strange isn't it... as I feel like I'm really reaching forward, but that must be my shoulders and arms making me feel like that as opposed to the angle of my upper body from the hips! Mart Its a bi...