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by Ollie Russell
July 5th, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Increasing stroke rate / aerobic capacity
Replies: 36
Views: 2627

Re: Increasing stroke rate / aerobic capacity

I did an hour yesterday and focused on keeping the sr > 25. I started out doing 26-27 and got into a decent rhythm.. after 5 minutes or so, I noticed my sr dropping to 25 and at 15 minutes, it was hitting 24. I was reverting back to more powerful strokes. I remembered Henry's mention of strapless a...
by Ollie Russell
July 4th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Struggling to hit zones.
Replies: 22
Views: 1090

Re: Struggling to hit zones.

Just after christmas i was ill with a virus, i trained through it and made myself worse with a chest infection. You should really be resting. BUT To answer your question, pace is more important in my opinion. Its pushing past what we think is possible that makes us stronger...not training to a certa...
by Ollie Russell
July 4th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Increasing stroke rate / aerobic capacity
Replies: 36
Views: 2627

Re: Increasing stroke rate / aerobic capacity

Im finding rating up a real struggle. My 2k PB was done at around 26ish and that felt fast, i seem to prefer 18 to 20 with long powerful strokes. I read this post earlier this week and saw eric murray being mentioned. I looked up his video on youtube about ratings and have tried out his advice the l...
by Ollie Russell
June 28th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 24557
Views: 2790302

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

First rowing session ive quit. 15k turned into a 10k and a 5k...then that turned into 3x5k...which turned into 2x5k and a very lazy 1k. Note to self, next time i have a sleepless night...stay at home and rest, row the day after! Legs just had nothing to give after 5k, must have sweated about half a...
by Ollie Russell
June 28th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Upper back exercises for thickness
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Upper back exercises for thickness

I agree with kieth...a few key compound movements would be perfectly fine although it depends on your goals. Underhand and overhand chinups or pulldown, bent over barbell row/pendlay row and seated rows. Form is the key to a good back...lots of people can pull heavy weights but whether they are work...
by Ollie Russell
June 28th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Upper back exercises for thickness
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Upper back exercises for thickness

what are good exercises for upper back thickness and widh ? Firstly, many folk say wider grip for a wider back...complete nonsense and is a myth. Work the muscle correctly and the hypertrophy will natually make the lat wider. A natural shoulder width grip for lat pulldowns is perfectly sufficient.....
by Ollie Russell
June 28th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Junk volume..?
Replies: 14
Views: 917

Re: Junk volume..?

Meant no offence kieth, admittedly some of the crossfitters ive seen look in fantastic shape. Just doesnt seem like the best choice for longevity. But perhaps thats misconception on my part...afterall ive never actually tried it or been to a CF gym. I accept your point about decathletes...im not sur...
by Ollie Russell
June 28th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 24557
Views: 2790302

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

First rowing session ive quit. 15k turned into a 10k and a 5k...then that turned into 3x5k...which turned into 2x5k and a very lazy 1k. Note to self, next time i have a sleepless night...stay at home and rest, row the day after! Legs just had nothing to give after 5k, must have sweated about half a ...
by Ollie Russell
June 28th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Junk volume..?
Replies: 14
Views: 917

Re: Junk volume..?

CNS fatigue/over training is very real...but it is also subjective. We all have varying capacities; mental toughness, recovery rate and how much attention we pay to nutrition and rest. I do agree its overplayed by many and some people seem very nervous about it. Especially in the bodybuilding world ...
by Ollie Russell
June 27th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: training program/plan
Replies: 3
Views: 1491

Re: training program/plan

I feel there is enough information out there to create your own routine with some research, without the need to pay anybody a penny. I see the free pete plan mentioned alot and is closest to how i structure my rowing. Im new myself, this forum has been great for me...reading old posts it seems like ...
by Ollie Russell
June 26th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Slipped disc and incorrect posture while rowing?
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: Slipped disc and incorrect posture while rowing?

It actually a great feeling when they crack it...worth the £40 alone lol. Last i asked my GP, they dont treat common back issues on the NHS, pressumably it would cost them a fortune. But possibly worth asking the GP first. Best of luck with it...and keep moving it, laying down doesnt do it much good...
by Ollie Russell
June 26th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Row then lift or lift then row?
Replies: 22
Views: 1443

Re: Row then lift or lift then row?

When I do both I try to alternate Day 1: Squats+ Benchpress+Overhead press + sometimes deadlifts Day 2: 30mins-1hr rows And back to day 1. So they are not in the same day. That's what works for me. I'd rather not lift every day so I can rest it. The lifting day I may row a bit after the lifting in ...
by Ollie Russell
June 26th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Slipped disc and incorrect posture while rowing?
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: Slipped disc and incorrect posture while rowing?

Ive battled with bilateral sciatica on and off since i was 15 and had a rugby accident at school. On the whole i have found rowing benefical to my back pain...i row a little more than 60k a week, i pressume my core and lower back muscle have strengthened and i have more stability in that area. Somet...
by Ollie Russell
June 25th, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Apple Watch Calories vs. PM5 Calories
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Re: Apple Watch Calories vs. PM5 Calories

Ive never used an apple watch, i use a fitbit2. If its anything like the apple watch then i would follow the apple watch out of the two. Im assuming apple watch is the same with regards to information you input; age, weight, height, gender and bodyfat. Again im assuming, but these must be taken into...
by Ollie Russell
June 20th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: MHR question
Replies: 30
Views: 1590

Re: MHR question

I think "calories in" will have more impact on energy/recovery than HR...as long as we are talking about moderate sessions on the erg. You'll need to be in a significant surplus to make gains with the weights and any sessions on the erg will only be helping to keep the gut in check. You have to be t...