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by hjs
November 20th, 2018, 5:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength training vs Erging
Replies: 46
Views: 682

Re: Strength training vs Erging

I don't see why strength training and rowing would be seen as conflicting. Roughly 100 percent of successful national teams and top-ranked universities have their athletes commit to regular strength training -- there's no reason why a bunch of geezer rowers like us can't combine the two (with some ...
by hjs
November 20th, 2018, 4:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: When to Adjust Training?
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: When to Adjust Training?

OK, I officially registered for the WRIC in Long Beach, CA on Feb. 24, 2019....what have I gotten myself into? :o My main goal has always been to get a sub 6:30 by then - with my recent 6:31.6 I feel confident that I will hit sub 6:30 before the comp with my current training plan. It's still three ...
by hjs
November 20th, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength training vs Erging
Replies: 46
Views: 682

Re: Strength training vs Erging

My own problem is that I am a weakling. Always have been and have never really done any weight training. I am athletic and coordinated. I play tennis and ski at high levels. However, when I look at what I can lift, it's pathetic. I can only bench press 100lbs, squat with 140lbs and deadlift 160lbs....
by hjs
November 20th, 2018, 9:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength training vs Erging
Replies: 46
Views: 682

Re: Strength training vs Erging

In thinking about all of this, it’s obvious that individual goals is important - we all are going after something slightly different and from a different starting point. But I think the points by others about LIFE being the biggest motivation to lift and do mobility work are where it’s at. I’m conv...
by hjs
November 20th, 2018, 5:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength training vs Erging
Replies: 46
Views: 682

Re: Strength training vs Erging

Maintaining strength as we age is critical. I'm watching my aging parents decline rapidly due to loss of muscle strength. My 86 year old father has trouble getting out of a chair and cannot pick himself up off the floor when he falls. Having the strength to perform basic activities as we age is mor...
by hjs
November 19th, 2018, 6:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 5060
Views: 620044

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Thanks guys :) @jimmyshand - Congrats on your PB. A very nice finish as well :) Gave the 100m sprint a go on the skierg. Previous PB was 14.9. First run. Felt the drag factor was a bit high on this one and it felt much slower than the time displayed. Time Meters Pace Watts Cal/Hr S/M 0:14.7 100m 1:...
by hjs
November 18th, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1659
Views: 85660

Re: Pete Plan Thread

@ brent-83 yes best to err on achievable targets, with your current 5k pb. i'd still recommend a 2k test, so you can see how much faster become..4th May 2018 my 2k test 7:05.0 not much quicker than your 7:13. My last test was on 4th Nov 6:20.2 Achieved rightly or wrongly by doing my intervals based...
by hjs
November 18th, 2018, 5:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 21101
Views: 1959988

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

The 2k is simply for me - 4 reps of 500m. To get the result I want, I have to be able to row the first 500 in 1:33, which is by itself a very tall order, but doable if my legs are fresh. The next 1000m must be done at a 1:37 pace. This will be challenging for me. The last 500m must be done at a 1:3...
by hjs
November 17th, 2018, 2:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength training vs Erging
Replies: 46
Views: 682

Re: Strength training vs Erging

Do both! If you keep aerobic work not to tough there is no problem, if you only do hard long stuff you would kill yourself. Keeping your muscle mass, certainly after 50 is important, its not needed to lots of strenght work. Few times per week with focus on big movements is enough. Henry, this is a ...
by hjs
November 16th, 2018, 6:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 5060
Views: 620044

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

New 1 minute WR on the skierg for age class 40-49. The 500m wr on Monday indicated there was room for improvement on the 1 min sprint as well. Time Meters Pace Watts Cal/Hr S/M 1:00.0 394m 1:16.1 793 3025 62 Starting to get satisfied with my results for the shorter distances for now. The 2k is wait...
by hjs
November 16th, 2018, 6:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength training vs Erging
Replies: 46
Views: 682

Re: Strength training vs Erging

Do both!

If you keep aerobic work not to tough there is no problem, if you only do hard long stuff you would kill yourself.

Keeping your muscle mass, certainly after 50 is important, its not needed to lots of strenght work. Few times per week with focus on big movements is enough.
by hjs
November 15th, 2018, 12:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 21101
Views: 1959988

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Thank you for the kind comments Gammmmo, Dangerscouse, hjs and Mark E, they are very much appreciated. This was a 1 second improvement over the PB I set back in 2011 when I was a 53 year old Hwt. I wasn’t much over the Lwt limit but hadn’t really thought of getting down to it at the time…that came ...
by hjs
November 15th, 2018, 12:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1659
Views: 85660

Re: Pete Plan Thread

@ Nottsyossarian -- Henry (Hjs) already answered you but just to add to it, the full PP is geared toward maximizing your speed. It sharpens what you already should have -- aerobic capacity. Shorter rests work aerobic more, the full PP assumes you're already trained. Though many on here use the PP f...
by hjs
November 15th, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 21101
Views: 1959988

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

@Rod - landmark result there Rod and very inspiring. It's always a very significant thing (re: underlying condition and training to get there) if you're taking chunks like that off. Probably your best ever result IMO. Super... Indeed impressive. Longer work is better relative. Overall Rod has a sup...
by hjs
November 15th, 2018, 7:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 21101
Views: 1959988

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

@Rod - landmark result there Rod and very inspiring. It's always a very significant thing (re: underlying condition and training to get there) if you're taking chunks like that off. Probably your best ever result IMO. Super... Indeed impressive. Longer work is better relative. Overall Rod has a sup...