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by Carl Henrik
July 26th, 2008, 7:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Watt Training Program
Replies: 1
Views: 1336

Seems like a fine program, all those intensities will bring about very noticeable adaptations. My thoughts: You can make it usable for people who are not advanced rowers by just a few adjustments: - Skip, change down or make the rating-advice a cap (from above). It may be too much to think of for be...
by Carl Henrik
June 20th, 2008, 6:51 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Cardiologist too conservative?
Replies: 12
Views: 5889

Has anyone had experience with cardiologists who are more fitness-friendly? What have they said about the risks of exercising at or near max HR? Are you searching for someone specific near your area or looking to find enough data for a general view on cardiologists? The latter might be hard to find...
by Carl Henrik
June 20th, 2008, 4:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Back to Form!
Replies: 2
Views: 1296

Hi Chamal, welcome to the forum! Erging while being just one movement (usually!) is a movement that really can do wonders for your general work capacity, because it relatively easy let's you improve the heart like almost nothing else, and the capacity of the heart will ultimately (when you know the ...
by Carl Henrik
May 21st, 2008, 9:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Men: What do you do?
Replies: 4
Views: 2026

I thought this was another thread for unsubstantiated claims of grandeur?
:roll:
by Carl Henrik
May 21st, 2008, 6:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Men: What do you do?
Replies: 4
Views: 2026

I put it over my thigh and let it hang down the other side
by Carl Henrik
May 9th, 2008, 5:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing and hills
Replies: 7
Views: 2799

Thanks Rich, that sounds like an explicit differentiation of scenarios I was missing in some of the recommendations I saw. I would also like a differentiation between what one tells the body to do, and what is the result of this. If you try to do the same thing on uphills as on flats then the steps ...
by Carl Henrik
May 8th, 2008, 3:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing and hills
Replies: 7
Views: 2799

So how do you run uphill (without weights)?

My googling reveals that common recommendations are, among other things, to use smaller steps than during flat running. I'm not convinced about this particularly though. Anyone with thoughts or insights on this?
by Carl Henrik
May 4th, 2008, 5:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 9944
Views: 1597763

Each strokes, adds 219W * 2.5s = 547.5J to the flywheel, and the same amount is lost on the recovery. Again I was first convinced but now have second thoughts of a method. All though you can precisely determine how much work is performed each drive, all that energy will not be saved in the flywheel...
by Carl Henrik
May 2nd, 2008, 7:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 9944
Views: 1597763

This is all kind of pedantic! I still think, no matter what one does--timing the final stroke, dieing with50 m to go, doing a steady pace--knowing what one can do and choosing the correct pace is much more important then any of the strategies we have been discussing. Having been a fairly regular vi...
by Carl Henrik
May 2nd, 2008, 5:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Suggestions concerning legs
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

A few tricks that may or may not be applicable for you: - Lowering the foot stretcher - Not leaning too much forward - Not sliding too much forward - Not rushing the slide - Correct sequencing (arms, back, legs on recovery) - Dieting - Loosing cumbersome muscles - Actively controlling the knee posit...
by Carl Henrik
May 1st, 2008, 5:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 9944
Views: 1597763

If I understand it correctly there seems to be somewhat less energy then in the flywheel than my estimate, not by magnitudes though. 1:57 <=> 219w (3:1 ratio @ 24 spm ) => (2/3 * 60/24 = 5/3 = 1.67 secs recovery) so approximately: 1.67 x 219 = 0.57 x Energy in flywheel <=> Energy in flywheel at this...
by Carl Henrik
May 1st, 2008, 10:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 9944
Views: 1597763

I've had second thoughts about the idea of catching the zero for the finish. The alternative is to get more energy in there by realeasing the zero. If you time rate for an extra drive the flywheel will have had a higher average speed over the last meters and hence higher dissipation as well, even th...
by Carl Henrik
May 1st, 2008, 6:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Proper technique
Replies: 59
Views: 12892

Jeff Even though you have been a world class athlete and might be again your times are just out there. Should you learn pacing and rowing (unless you were world class rowing athlete) your times would make many giants look like little boys, if not already. It's hard to believe. The usual story when a...
by Carl Henrik
April 30th, 2008, 6:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 9944
Views: 1597763

.... Then I thought about the energy left in the flywheel--The variation between the max and min speed is much more then the 90% ratio you use in your example.... How much is it? [edit: I got this to around 80% ] The strategy of not doing the last drive, let's think of it as another type of fake di...
by Carl Henrik
April 29th, 2008, 5:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Proper technique
Replies: 59
Views: 12892

...well almost silenced My weakness right now is oxygen and technique Oxygen does not equate to air. A fellow at my club rowed 6:09 with what I've heard "only" 175L/min ventilation. Most people cannot use the air they are breathing, like me, my max ventilation is 220-230L/min which is quite high. Go...