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by hjs
January 24th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: DAMPER SETTING
Replies: 34
Views: 7000

Re: DAMPER SETTING

I'm a new rower too, so this might be presumptuous. But I've been asking the same questions, and haven't seen this spelled out quite this way in all the damper threads I've read. I started asking myself "Why can I not get a workout at the damper settings and stroke rates everyone recommends". Oh su...
by hjs
January 21st, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Women's Forum
Topic: Deciding to finally jump in here!
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Deciding to finally jump in here!

Hi ladies - somehow the Women’s Forum seems like a “safer” place for me to post. :D I bought my C2 in 2016 and have been relatively sporadic in my rowing - some months of being super regular, and then other periods of hardly rowing at all. Over the last several months, I am back on the case and am ...
by hjs
January 21st, 2020, 5:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Gaining weight = Dropping 2k time?
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Gaining weight = Dropping 2k time?

Hello, I’m a rower in my junior year, my 2k is a 7:25 and I’m 135 pounds and 6ft. If I were to get up to 160. Would that affect my 2k? You can,t put a number on it, but if you simply grow and get more lean mass you will be a lot faster. Eat, train and sleep well. Don,t worry about where you are gon...
by hjs
January 20th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: without weightlifting.only rower and skierg workout
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: without weightlifting.only rower and skierg workout

hello friends, if i add to my home gym a skierg. i have concept2 rower already. will it be enought to give up gym membership for weightlifting with dumbbells and machines. ot concept 2 machines are only for condition? thanks No it won,t, you can do powersessions on c2 machines, row, ski or bike, th...
by hjs
January 20th, 2020, 5:14 am
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Power Zone Training on Skierg
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: Power Zone Training on Skierg

I use a skierg, it indeed is much more upperbody oriented, although we do stand up and squat, but the main drivers are the muscle in the trunk and arms and not the legs spine. There are few trainingplans for the skierg specific, some users offer, not for free, plans. I do think you can use plans for...
by hjs
January 19th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Estimating 2km time from other pieces - any anecdotes ?
Replies: 19
Views: 517

Re: Estimating 2km time from other pieces - any anecdotes ?

Personally I find 8 x 500m not worthwhile as there's too many breaks and ot doesn't really get close to the pain you'll inevitably find in the last 500m. 4 x 1k r4 is a better indicator imo Funny, agree about the 4x1, but no pain during 500 reps? Hahaha, it's all relative! 500s are horrific but I f...
by hjs
January 19th, 2020, 5:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Estimating 2km time from other pieces - any anecdotes ?
Replies: 19
Views: 517

Re: Estimating 2km time from other pieces - any anecdotes ?

Dangerscouse wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 4:58 am
Personally I find 8 x 500m not worthwhile as there's too many breaks and ot doesn't really get close to the pain you'll inevitably find in the last 500m.

4 x 1k r4 is a better indicator imo
Funny, agree about the 4x1, but no pain during 500 reps?
by hjs
January 18th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Intervals effort and progression
Replies: 18
Views: 498

Re: Intervals effort and progressio

As for your second comment, I completely agree. I'd say plateau rather than stall though - that suggests there may be opportunities to improve somehow though. I remember reading once that anecdotally, any athlete new to a particular sport has around 6 years of improvement to look forward to. This i...
by hjs
January 18th, 2020, 4:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Intervals effort and progression
Replies: 18
Views: 498

Re: Intervals effort and progression

Keith ofcourse you should go for better, but you know that won,t be 10 seconds. Say you would get 4, that would already be great. Pb at all would already feel good. Point I try to make, once you are well trained, say after 3/4 years serious training, progress will be limited. An olympic athlete who ...
by hjs
January 17th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Intervals effort and progression
Replies: 18
Views: 498

Re: Intervals effort and progressio

The key is, if you go faster, it that really progression or is it more effort. It depends on how you measure and being aware of the training intensity being used. Many people use pace, others use HR, perceived effort or combinations thereof. Personally, I junked HR years ago and work entirely off p...
by hjs
January 17th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Intervals effort and progression
Replies: 18
Views: 498

Re: Intervals effort and progression

The key is, if you go faster, it that really progression or is it more effort. After a while everybody will stall, and once well trained there is hardly any progress. Olympic athletes not seldom don,t progress at all over 4 years or maybe a fraction. And like NavH. says, after a certain age, its not...
by hjs
January 15th, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: stomach fat getting in the way of maintaining proper technique
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: stomach fat getting in the way of maintaining proper technique

You can set your feet lower, gives you a bit more room, but in the end you know the solution! Use that as an incentive, you got started, now keep going and increese the meters you make.
And rowing alone is not enough... clean up your diet!
by hjs
January 13th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 6840
Views: 913067

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

Not me, not r20 either in my book, but still tought let share it with you people :D

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cU1FBYNK9QY
by hjs
January 13th, 2020, 5:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Advice on my technique-video attached
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: Advice on my technique-video attached

Follow up video. I lowered my feet position 2 holes. What a difference. Definitely helps with rotating hips forward and generating power with the legs. I've done 2 thirty minute rows, 1 2000m, and a 5000m in the last week. And also a bunch of 5-10 minutes working on form. Working on stretching my h...
by hjs
January 10th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New rower - What to do?
Replies: 36
Views: 1131

Re: New rower - What to do?

Just to avoid confusion re: the heels comment, you will probably hear some advice to keep your heel flat the whole time (I know Dark Horse do advise this) but unless you've got really flexible ankles, which is really unlikely, it's going to limit your stroke and only make it more difficult and poss...