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by mdpfirrman1
April 29th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 30388
Views: 4251974

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

@ Lindsay - You'll be back. You, Stu and Rod are some of the smartest trained I've ever learned from. You all know when to pace it easy and when to push. I'm still learning all of that and coming back slowly. I hit 298K meters today (a small victory) and I'm ever so gradually gaining back my zip an...
by mdpfirrman1
April 29th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 30388
Views: 4251974

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

@ Lindsay - You'll be back. You, Stu and Rod are some of the smartest trained I've ever learned from. You all know when to pace it easy and when to push. I'm still learning all of that and coming back slowly. I hit 298K meters today (a small victory) and I'm ever so gradually gaining back my zip and...
by mdpfirrman1
April 24th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 30388
Views: 4251974

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Been lurking recently. Working on meters but slow as molasses still. 300K meters this month, easily. Did a hard session at 5 AM. Tucson is having a record heat week this week, so starting this week moving to early AM as I'm doing my rowing outside. 4 minutes easy paddling, 6 minutes at around AT, re...
by mdpfirrman1
April 22nd, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Chronic shoulder pain from rowing injury
Replies: 10
Views: 1373

Re: Chronic shoulder pain from rowing injury

This might sound crazy, but every time I've had shoulder pain, I've used some sort of "hanging therapy". Once I even had a frozen shoulder and twice a slightly torn meniscus. I swear by it. I wouldn't start out with hanging from a pullup bar -- too extreme to start, but find something sturdy, like ...
by mdpfirrman1
April 20th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Chronic shoulder pain from rowing injury
Replies: 10
Views: 1373

Re: Chronic shoulder pain from rowing injury

This might sound crazy, but every time I've had shoulder pain, I've used some sort of "hanging therapy". Once I even had a frozen shoulder and twice a slightly torn meniscus. I swear by it. I wouldn't start out with hanging from a pullup bar -- too extreme to start, but find something sturdy, like a...
by mdpfirrman1
April 16th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Virus thread - Is COVID-19 affecting your training program?
Replies: 58
Views: 6706

Re: The Virus thread - Is COVID-19 affecting your training program?

I've never liked gyms very much. I only had an LA Fitness membership because my wife wanted to get away from me :lol: I work from home and she doesn't work. We are very fortunate in that we have a very nice home gym set up. I just don't know if you'd call what I do training, at least currently. We h...
by mdpfirrman1
April 14th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Have you seen how much demand there is for home fitness equipment?
Replies: 11
Views: 2220

Re: Have you seen how much demand there is for home fitness equipment?

Glad I built up my home gym over the years. Model C erg, Skierg, treadmill, elliptical (never used, given by my neighbor) bike and stationary trainer, 70lb set of powerblock dumbbells, and a 5' bar and around 100lbs of weights. :D I never did like going to a gym. It always felt like an inconvenienc...
by mdpfirrman1
April 7th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Have you seen how much demand there is for home fitness equipment?
Replies: 11
Views: 2220

Re: Have you seen how much demand there is for home fitness equipment?

C2's are selling for 25% higher for used ones. The wife was nice enough to get me some nice 50lb adjustable dumbbells for X-mas last year. With those, the rower, an Assault bike, some heavy KBs and a few other items (plyo box and heavy ropes), I'm pretty set up. I never liked gyms. I only wish I had...
by mdpfirrman1
April 7th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady state programming
Replies: 21
Views: 2648

Re: Steady state programming

Your approach is similar to mine. I've adapted the PP training to a couple of days a week myself. I'm doing close to 300K meters a month now and keep the SS work really slow. Someone on here (Mark I want to say) gave me a great tip on SS work a while ago. If the drift is more than 5%, you're likely ...
by mdpfirrman1
March 12th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 30388
Views: 4251974

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

I haven't posted here in a while because my erg workouts have been incredibly bland and focused on aerobic steady state, however I am still training at around 40-60K per week. here is one I did today steady state 3x15min/40s rest (water sip, shift around on the seat): 45:00.0 9,864m 2:16.8 137 769 ...
by mdpfirrman1
March 6th, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 30388
Views: 4251974

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

All I really wanted to do is get within hailing distance of Lindsay who did 3:21.2, good enough for 5th in 60+ for now. Actually I would be 8th in 60+ at this point. I used to never let him get me, but it's a regular occurrence now. If I can recover, may try again on Sun. But those hard meters take...
by mdpfirrman1
February 13th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Lets talk about injury
Replies: 12
Views: 2394

Re: Lets talk about injury

Can we have an objective discussion on potential injuries that can occur on the concept2? Any papers or books I can read regarding injury avoidance? Anything I should watch out for? Do's and don'ts? I try to get my back flat at all times when using the concept2 to ensure I'm not flexing too much wh...
by mdpfirrman1
February 12th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Lets talk about injury
Replies: 12
Views: 2394

Re: Lets talk about injury

I took nearly five months off the rower last year after a Thoracic injury -- likely a ruptured disc my doc said. By the time I went to the doc, it was already healing slowly and he felt it was best just to give it time and work it slowly back into shape. I initially blamed a low rate CTC challenge ...
by mdpfirrman1
February 11th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: NEW VIDEO! - Canadian Indoor Rowing Championship - My 2K did NOT go to as planned
Replies: 11
Views: 2089

Re: NEW VIDEO! - Canadian Indoor Rowing Championship - My 2K did NOT go to as planned

Lance, good for you posting it up. Not every race will go as planned. I couldn't even race this year. I'm working already to be in race shape next year. Keep your chin up and keep grinding away. Sometimes all you can do and congratulate yourself for trying!
by mdpfirrman1
February 10th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 30388
Views: 4251974

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Still a pretty amazing time Rod, congrats! I'm back to working out but nothing great to mention, other than I've put in 60K meters five or so weeks in a row. First time in over 2 years. Planning on doing 200K plus every month this year, barring injury. That's what I did back in 2018 before the back ...