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by mict450
February 28th, 2021, 3:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Barefoot/Sockless and Strapless- How to best acclimate/train
Replies: 21
Views: 597

Re: Barefoot/Sockless and Strapless- How to best acclimate/train

Tried it, hated it. Too much chafing on my heels. Reminds me of the time I needed to be in kilt for a Robbie Burns evening - commando no less! "Nothing ruins a weekend like a chafing in the lowlands!", if you know what I mean (gents). There is benefit for erging strapless. None for doing it barefoo...
by mict450
February 28th, 2021, 3:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Day One
Replies: 46
Views: 1327

Re: Day One

Your feet are way too high!! Lower the stretchers 2 - 3 holes. You have virtually NO hip swing, maybe 10 mins to 12 to the rear and none forward. Hard to tell with just one view of you. I could only load the video x 1. Your amount of slack is normal for a beginner. It should improve over time. Your ...
by mict450
February 26th, 2021, 1:30 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Rowing over 300lbs
Replies: 25
Views: 908

Re: Rowing over 300lbs

....for me numbers motivate. I know we all have different things that drive us... After a while, I don't know how long it will take, habits will take over. The reptile part of our brain loves routine & predictability. The downside to this is that when we should take several days off to nurse an inj...
by mict450
February 26th, 2021, 1:14 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Anyone using the RowFree iPad holder?
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Anyone using the RowFree iPad holder?

I use the rowfree, but with my galaxy s5, not a tablet. The arms extend, so should be no problem using your ipad. Also no problem with chain clearances, unless someone has a funky stroke, ala youtube rowing fails. Some of those jokers would definitely destroy their tablet!
by mict450
February 26th, 2021, 12:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Day One
Replies: 46
Views: 1327

Re: Day One

Are you sure about that drive length? That's gotta be a typo! Unless you're a midget, which I am definitely sure you're not. I'm 5' 5" & my length is approx 1.10 to 1.15m, depending on split.

I agree with Mitchel, you should post a video, as something is horribly awry!
by mict450
February 25th, 2021, 5:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Different techniques
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Different techniques

jamesg wrote:
February 25th, 2021, 2:02 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxFYqjgHjPU&t=1s
Why does the Eton boat, seats 4 & 5, have there oars on the same side?
by mict450
February 25th, 2021, 12:18 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Build up of black stuff on rollers
Replies: 26
Views: 2317

Re: Build up of black stuff on rollers

You have to clean the slide and the rollers BEFORE every row if you want it perfect. Stuff falls from your clothing, skin partials and other dust from the air just settles on the slide. Its not a big deal if you do it before every row, it takes like 30 seconds. I've been cleaning before a workout n...
by mict450
February 24th, 2021, 1:31 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: What are the benefits of Strapless rowing?
Replies: 10
Views: 337

Re: What are the benefits of Strapless rowing?

if your rowing at pace and power and anything lets go and you suddenly have no resistance you will end up going off the back of the rower. That's happened to me twice in my final sprint, back before I was using gloves, and I lost my grip on the handle due to sweat. Surprisingly enough, it wasn't th...
by mict450
February 23rd, 2021, 5:49 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: What are the benefits of Strapless rowing?
Replies: 10
Views: 337

Re: What are the benefits of Strapless rowing?

1- teaches one to stay connected to the foot stretchers

2- teaches proper recovery using one's core, rather than pulling on the foot straps
by mict450
February 23rd, 2021, 2:29 am
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: For those who use the skierg regularly, what results have you seen?
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: For those who use the skierg regularly, what results have you seen?

One thing I'll say - mastering the correct form on the skierg is way more difficult than the rower. I don't think it's easier on the body. My core can get pretty sore. Everyone is different, I suppose. I find the double or single poling motion of the skierg simpler and more intuitive. The rowing st...
by mict450
February 22nd, 2021, 3:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Barefoot/Sockless and Strapless- How to best acclimate/train
Replies: 21
Views: 597

Re: Barefoot/Sockless and Strapless- How to best acclimate/train

Andrew, thank you for posting your video. Overall, your technique is very good for a newbie. What drag factor are you using? Good points: You are thin & obviously in terrific shape! Lots of good toys in your workout area. Garage? Good sequencing. Sitting on sitz bones, not slouching & keeping neutra...
by mict450
February 21st, 2021, 3:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Advice for noob with better cardio than technique?
Replies: 19
Views: 741

Re: Advice for noob with better cardio than technique?

I’ve been wondering about the various metrics on the PM5 and the ErgData app. Any suggestions about how to use those? So far all I am really looking at is pace and stroke rate. Ask and ye shall receive. This recent post from Mitchel should answer a few questions: https://www.c2forum.com/viewtopic.p...
by mict450
February 21st, 2021, 3:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Day One
Replies: 46
Views: 1327

Re: Day One

dwestenk, the posts from Henry et al, suggests you are referring to slack? If so, quickness off the drive & higher hand position should lessen the amount of slack you feel. If you used sliders or a dynamic, then pretty much all slack disappears & connection is instantaneous. With a quick drive, you ...
by mict450
February 21st, 2021, 11:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Day One
Replies: 46
Views: 1327

Re: Day One

... You need to be quicker on the drive to catch up to the flywheel. .... Quicker drive will lessen the slack you feel. Beginner here. How does one know that you have caught up to the flywheel? Is that a sensation of tension/resistance in the hands/handle/chain from the very start of the drive? Som...
by mict450
February 21st, 2021, 10:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Deal with the pain?
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: Deal with the pain?

Now to get to the point. I took the day off yesterday after two days of right knee pain. I HATE drugs unless for recreational purposes. I had to end up taking some nighttime Tylenol® for the first time in a long while. Seemed to help so I'm gonna go for my 45 min row today again. I might put an ace...