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by hjs
April 7th, 2022, 8:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training To Break 1:14 - 500m
Replies: 61
Views: 4434

Re: Training To Break 1:14 - 500m

this is fascinating. thank you for sharing So the goal pace would be calculated at 90% of what the perceived effort of what that stroke rate would be....and you'd do a 1k at 20 then the next day at 22, then 24 etc up to his racing sr eg 38? then what...immediately back to 20 and start again...ideal...
by hjs
April 7th, 2022, 3:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training To Break 1:14 - 500m
Replies: 61
Views: 4434

Re: Training To Break 1:14 - 500m

A true 100% effort is very tough, but I think you should be able to do several 95% efforts, if needed even almost daily. The example you give about not being able to do 150m reps, you maybe are pushing to hard. Think you don’t need to do a weekly 500m at 100%. Better use that day to do a good 95% d...
by hjs
April 5th, 2022, 3:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training To Break 1:14 - 500m
Replies: 61
Views: 4434

Re: Training To Break 1:14 - 500m

A true 100% effort is very tough, but I think you should be able to do several 95% efforts, if needed even almost daily. The example you give about not being able to do 150m reps, you maybe are pushing to hard. Think you don’t need to do a weekly 500m at 100%. Better use that day to do a good 95% da...
by hjs
April 3rd, 2022, 2:44 am
Forum: Forum in het Nederlands
Topic: Nightwish?
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Nightwish?

I am writing this in English as that's all I know. I live in the USA and do lots of posting on the main site. I am a big fan of music and always listen to music when I row. A favorite band of mine is Nightwish and they have a female lead singer that is Dutch - Floor Jansen. So, was curious if there...
by hjs
April 2nd, 2022, 2:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Newbie - Please have a look at my Form
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: Newbie - Please have a look at my Form

Re leanback, abs, yes thats the case. But at the same time, if you learn to rock over and have a much more active hipaction you will train your body much better. Re, leanback, at lower rates, certainly for top lightweights, leanbacks can be very long, but they don’t do this by not using the front pa...
by hjs
April 2nd, 2022, 6:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Newbie - Please have a look at my Form
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: Newbie - Please have a look at my Form

Lower your feet, this helps the whole way you can move. Lower, or raise his feet? I'm no expert, but to me they appear to be a bit low already, but I'll gladly defer to those who know more about this than I do. Think he is not so big, him leaning back so much points at his feet being to high. Ps, g...
by hjs
April 2nd, 2022, 6:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Newbie - Please have a look at my Form
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: Newbie - Please have a look at my Form

Smooth looking, with one major flaw. You do not “rock over”. You said it yourself. Lower your feet, this helps the whole way you can move. After the finish of the stroke, things start wrong. Begin here. Learn to first get your upperbody going foreward, before you start breaking your knees. And at th...
by hjs
April 2nd, 2022, 6:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What should I do off-season
Replies: 18
Views: 1329

Re: What should I do off-season

Rowing is not about strenght so much, but about aerobic fitness, so going to the gym is not the best way to get better. 5/6 times is way to much. I can tell you what you could do, but maybe its best If you start reasing up how rowers (and aerobic sports in general) do train. Its all about building ...
by hjs
March 25th, 2022, 6:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What should I do off-season
Replies: 18
Views: 1329

Re: What should I do off-season

Hi all, My rowing season has just finished and I was wondering what I should do to help improve my 2k and strength as much as possible for next season. I just turned 15 and my 2k is 7:16 (did it 1 month ago). I am planning on going to the gym 5-6 times a week but was wondering if anyone had suggest...
by hjs
March 24th, 2022, 6:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to RowErg, uncomfortable slack at the catch
Replies: 14
Views: 1255

Re: New to RowErg, uncomfortable slack at the catch

You are on way, understanding the why. The basic idea is, you get the flywheel moving, to ad extra energy to the flywheel you have to move fast enough to “catch” the flywheel. Everybody has some “slack” every stroke starts from zero speed, nomatter what. Things that matter, drag, the more drag, the ...
by hjs
March 18th, 2022, 8:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How often should I attempt PB's?
Replies: 16
Views: 6355

Re: How often should I attempt PB's?

I'm 49, brand new to the Erg, and am using it to cross train 2x/week. I'm interested in improving on three distances, the 500, 1000 and 2k. How often do you guys attempt max PB rows? I was thinking of doing one per month: I did a 1:29 500 this month, will try a 1k in March, 2k in April, repeat. App...
by hjs
March 18th, 2022, 8:12 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 4055
Views: 1179985

Re: Forum Flyers

Hello Henry. Hope no MAD rush to lure our new member away but it wouldn’t surprise me. :? I miss Freddy Hancock. Brought some welcome youthful enthusiasm along with the speed! Hi Jack, going well?, Been away for a while. When I left he was on his way to olympic level. At least what he was posting, ...
by hjs
March 18th, 2022, 8:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: General fitness / Cross Training
Replies: 6
Views: 790

Re: General fitness / Cross Training

Rower can get you very fit, aerobly wise and relative strong, for an endurance sport also. Some parts of your body, movements, are not trained. Pushing and overhead is not done. And speed, sprinting is not trained. Unless you train them on purpose. I would say, for general fitness, do pushing work, ...
by hjs
March 17th, 2022, 4:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: training effort ratio - intervals vs steady state
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: training effort ratio - intervals vs steady state

Thanks, Would a rule of thumb be, if the interval is under 2k distance, then 2k pace would be about right and if the interval or session is longer, then work with a 5k pace? I did 2 x 2500 intervals tonight with 2minute recoveries and I worked at a pace faster than 5k but slower than a 2k full on e...
by hjs
March 17th, 2022, 10:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: training effort ratio - intervals vs steady state
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: training effort ratio - intervals vs steady state

Very rough idea pacing Pete plan. Shorter intervals. Aim around 2k pace. Longer intervals aim around 5k pace. Longer sessions, a good bit slower, if needed you should be able to do it again after a 5 min rest is a good guide. After a few rounds you get the idea how to pace your sessions. Interval wo...