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by Gabe_G
April 2nd, 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age related decline
Replies: 128
Views: 12604

Re: Age related decline

Sleep, nutrition are probably two of the largest factors that impact my performance. If I have granola the day before a tough row - I literally feel sluggish the next day and it shows in my numbers after the row. Now - that could be in my head, but I don't think so. I fully agree - that is, that sl...
by Gabe_G
March 31st, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Aerobic fitness vs Strength
Replies: 11
Views: 4115

Re: Aerobic fitness vs Strength

Now that I'm not training, just maintaining, it's all rowing, just because I like it better and am not as concerned about muscle strength. To each their own. However, the article is far from definitive and there are many other factors that come into play. Personally, I'd never stop squatting or dea...
by Gabe_G
March 28th, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Aerobic fitness vs Strength
Replies: 11
Views: 4115

Re: Aerobic fitness vs Strength

Operative word being "may". Why not do both? No reason you can't train both.
by Gabe_G
March 25th, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just ordered...
Replies: 8
Views: 1493

Re: Just ordered...

Received mine. Box was damaged, so I crossed my fingers. Seems to be fine. Nothing obvious broken. I only had time to set it up quickly. I'll take it for a spin tonight.
by Gabe_G
March 24th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just ordered...
Replies: 8
Views: 1493

Re: Just ordered...

Thanks! I will check the drag factor. Congrats to others who ordered theirs. Hopefully you get it soon. I am in the USA, MN specifically, and ordered from Amazon Prime late in the evening on the 20th. They said I would get it on the 25th. I was skeptical, but ordered anyway. I want one regardless if...
by Gabe_G
March 20th, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Virus thread - Is COVID-19 affecting your training program?
Replies: 58
Views: 4479

Re: The virus thread

Been prepping my 8th grader to break the 5 minute 1600m before transitioning to the 400m for track season (assuming there is one). I have been running again too along with him. I have a home gym, full setup, but was missing a rowing machine. Ordered a Model D, should be here on Wednesday, according ...
by Gabe_G
March 19th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just ordered...
Replies: 8
Views: 1493

Just ordered...

Just ordered a Concept 2 Model D. If all goes well, it should be here on Wednesday. Not being able to go the gym and use theirs for the week has been difficult. Figured this is a sound investment that should last many years, even decades. Even if life returns to normal quicker than anticipated, it w...
by Gabe_G
March 18th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: good form = butt worked?
Replies: 13
Views: 1117

Re: good form = butt worked?

Yeah, I would not say bad form necessarily. Just muscle imbalance. Sometimes it takes a while for neglected muscle groups to catch up. The glutes are often under utilized by many people. It isn't uncommon for many basic resistance users to neglect entire body parts. Glutes, Calves, Neck are probably...
by Gabe_G
March 4th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Straight legs before recovery?
Replies: 14
Views: 1560

Re: Straight legs before recovery?

I feel like I get more power and control when I leave a slight bend in my legs at the knees. Same here. I have a slight bend. I never lock out completely. Though I have experimented with locking out, it just seems too awkward, unnatural and uncomfortable, that I leave it as is. Of course, I am gene...
by Gabe_G
March 2nd, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What 2km pace shall I attempt, given...
Replies: 28
Views: 3241

Re: What 2km pace shall I attempt, given...

in Paris was exceptional in that they scheduled the 500m for the evening of the night before the 2k. FWIW I then did a SB 2k at home 3 days after I got two Silver in Paris. Wow, impressive. After you claimed your 2 silvers in Paris, what did your training look like for the next week? I would imagin...
by Gabe_G
March 2nd, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What 2km pace shall I attempt, given...
Replies: 28
Views: 3241

Re: What 2km pace shall I attempt, given...

Threads like these scare me from even trying an all out 2K. I can almost feel the lactic acid build-up when I watch the world championships. What is the recovery time, on average, for an all out 2k? I think I would be wrecked for about a week. I am also curious how the 2K went for the OP.
by Gabe_G
February 28th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: ErgData Raw score vs weight adjusted
Replies: 7
Views: 1124

Re: ErgData Raw score vs weight adjusted

NavigationHazard wrote:
February 27th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Keep in mind that the weight-adjusted score is comparing you not to one individual erger or rower, but rather to an average score from a hypothetical...
Very informative. Thank you.
by Gabe_G
February 28th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: new to running - HR recovery
Replies: 13
Views: 1665

Re: new to running - HR recovery

Walking on flat treadmill peaks out around 115 bpm. Elevation ends up aggrevating big toe arthritis. I'm not taking 'breaks', as in stopping. Just switching between run and walk. When I read threadmill.... GO OUT, walk, run outside. Really if i5 was on me, treadmills would be forbidden. Not sure wh...
by Gabe_G
February 28th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: new to running - HR recovery
Replies: 13
Views: 1665

Re: new to running - HR recovery

Running (anything 800M+) is a sport which heavily favors low BMI individuals. Rowing, doesn't. If there isn't a pace that you can run at, while keeping your HR from entering the anaerobic zone, then you will need to switch to incline walking if you want to train under the 75% HR threshold. This is p...
by Gabe_G
February 26th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Sudden increase in splits...
Replies: 6
Views: 1572

Re: Sudden increase in splits...

Curious - How did the competition go? Was the increase split an anomaly or did it follow through your race?