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by Mark E
January 30th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 30321
Views: 4234979

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Team erg workout today ... 2’-4’-6’-8’ at r18, then 9’-7’-5’-3’-1’ at r21 on 1’ rest intervals. Heart rate 120-140, splits 2:05-2:15. Getting back to workouts after weeks of sorting through a medical situation. In summary, I underwent several tests and imaging sessions to assess my heart health and ...
by Mark E
January 14th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Impact of exercise on cardiovascular system?
Replies: 26
Views: 2865

Re: Impact of exercise on cardiovascular system?

Well have you ever seen them in the same place at the same time?
by Mark E
January 13th, 2020, 10:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Impact of exercise on cardiovascular system?
Replies: 26
Views: 2865

Re: Impact of exercise on cardiovascular system?

In support of Nomath's cycling habit, take a look at the German lightweight sculler Jason Osborne: http://www.worldrowing.com/athletes/athlete/43896/jason-osborne Dominant in international races, and a legit pro cyclist as well. His three-hour rides are at a higher watt output than most of us could ...
by Mark E
January 13th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 30321
Views: 4234979

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Just about cleared to restart rowing training -- one more meeting with a cardiologist but first indication is a green light. Strength today ... experimenting with low reps. Deadlifts 135 X 3, 225 X 2, 315 X (Fail), 295 X 1 (PR), 225 X 3 Bench press 135 X 3, 155 X 1, 175 X 1, 185 X (Fail) Bent-over b...
by Mark E
January 11th, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: HR training - staying in target zone
Replies: 41
Views: 3945

Re: HR training - staying in target zone

A little off topic but fairly close to the original theme ... A few days ago I did a nuclear stress test for cardiac imaging -- trying to keep an eye on my heart health, especially after getting a high score (bad) on a arterial calcium scan. I haven't seen the images from the nuclear session yet or ...
by Mark E
January 9th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: HR training - staying in target zone
Replies: 41
Views: 3945

Re: HR training - staying in target zone

It's not possible to know if 130 or 140 is the optimal HR for a given day, but it's probably not that precise of a factor anyway. The key thing according to the coaches and trainers I follow is that you vary your training efforts to achieve various training effects. If 130-140 is a moderate effort f...
by Mark E
January 6th, 2020, 11:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 30321
Views: 4234979

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Just back from the Colorado mountains ... two days of snowboarding and a bit classic-stride Nordic skiing today. Accidentally skied right up to a bull moose and his cow. Yikes! I backed away nice and slow.
by Mark E
January 3rd, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 30321
Views: 4234979

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Cross-training today at my indoor climbing facility -- about 30 minutes of boulder problems in the cave. The "advanced" problems (V5/6) were mostly a bit too hard, but "advanced minus" (V3/4) were very doable. Then a brief but somewhat intense weight training session: Deadlifts 5 X 5 at 225 (grip st...
by Mark E
January 3rd, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Impact of exercise on cardiovascular system?
Replies: 26
Views: 2865

Re: Impact of exercise on cardiovascular system?

I hear you Nomath -- I'm not suggesting that we all need to train like Olympic rowers. But I do think that middle-of-the-road athletes have the same basic physiologies as elites, and the principles that they use generally apply to us as well. Since you framed your question around the "impact of exer...
by Mark E
January 3rd, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Impact of exercise on cardiovascular system?
Replies: 26
Views: 2865

Re: Impact of exercise on cardiovascular system?

Nomath, isn't your example undercut by the principle of specificity? Cycling isn't rowing. I'd say that if you took weeks away from the erg and only lost 3-5% of your efficiency you did quite well. Here's a good review of aerobic training for rowing. It includes an interesting example of the German ...
by Mark E
January 2nd, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 30321
Views: 4234979

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Lunchtime erg session in the garage -- mostly at a moderate effort, with a bit of a ramp up at the end. Felt good. 4 X 3,000 meters with 1' rest Bumped up the rating every 1000: 20-22-24 Heart rate 120-140 -- up to 150 on the final piece Splits 2:20 to 2:10, and down to 2:05 or better on the final p...
by Mark E
January 1st, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Most Effective Way to Mix Cardio (Row/Run) + Body Weight Strength Workouts?
Replies: 16
Views: 3627

Re: Most Effective Way to Mix Cardio (Row/Run) + Body Weight Strength Workouts?

Regarding the mix of cardio and strength training, if you're interested in rowing performance I'd just follow what the national rowing teams do. It's not too hard to figure our with some searches -- basically all of the top national teams do a decent amount of strength training, but they prioritize ...
by Mark E
January 1st, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Breathing
Replies: 12
Views: 1265

Re: Breathing

Many people believe that the amount of air you can move in/out of your lungs is a limiting factor -- it's not. There's plenty of oxygen in your bloodstream for aerobic exercise even at your maximum power output. The limiting factor is whether your muscle cells can process that oxygen fast enough to ...
by Mark E
December 31st, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Runner & Swimmer new to the rower - needs advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1623

Re: Runner & Swimmer new to the rower - needs advice

There are erg-specific seat cushions you can purchase ... I don't use one so I don't know much about them, but others in my rowing club program use them.
by Mark E
December 31st, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Runner & Swimmer new to the rower - needs advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1623

Re: Runner & Swimmer new to the rower - needs advice

Hi Jon -- I'll chime in as I've done a good bit of running. Nothing special, but I qualified for and ran Boston three times, once in in my late 30s and twice in my early/mid 40s (marathon PR 3:11, 10K 38:30). I rowed four years in college, and for a few more years in my 20s. My hips started to get a...