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by Bob S.
December 18th, 2016, 11:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Heart rate vs. pace in building an aerobic base?
Replies: 20
Views: 4516

Re: Heart rate vs. pace in building an aerobic base?

There is no doubt that HR recovery times is linked to fitness level - the fitter you are the quicker it gets back down again. It is also highly dependent on the kind of rest. "light paddling" can mean different things to different people. I have had the assumption that the drop to 2xRHR rule applie...
by Bob S.
December 17th, 2016, 5:41 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Ketogenic Diets
Replies: 34
Views: 9628

Re: Ketogenic Diets

In supplement form, it's 100% caprylic acid. The nice thing about Caprylic Acid is it can immediately be broken down for energy in a fat form. This sort of thing always puzzles me. I am leery of any use of break down products of foods like caprylic acid in free form. The same with threonine and oth...
by Bob S.
December 16th, 2016, 8:46 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Ketogenic Diets
Replies: 34
Views: 9628

Re: Ketogenic Diets

Also, look into Caprylic Acid too (derived from coconut) - it's the secret stuff that they overprice and label as Brain Octane in "Bulletproof Coffee". Those that take Caprylic Acid claim they can be a little more liberal in their carbs and still stay in ketosis. Why not just have some goat cheese ...
by Bob S.
December 15th, 2016, 10:46 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Virtual reality rowing
Replies: 31
Views: 14782

Re: Virtual reality rowing

I find that whenever I want to simulate rowing reality, I just put my erg in the shower stall and row under a cold shower. Considering your location, your could just as well use it outdoors - especially next to the street so that passing cars going through puddles could add to it - simulating the w...
by Bob S.
December 13th, 2016, 7:42 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: New Model D
Replies: 23
Views: 3736

Re: New Model D

Asking for serial might indicate a necessity and intent to investigate what sorts of mix-n-match, spraybooth refurbs Amazon resellers are respresenting as new product. My concern exactly. I have confidence in a machine tested and boxed at C2. If it shows up on Amazon, who is to say what its history...
by Bob S.
December 13th, 2016, 10:57 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: New Model D
Replies: 23
Views: 3736

Re: New Model D

aussieluke wrote:Still, each machine would have been tested before shipping.
That applies to direct purchases from C2, but I wonder if a purchase from Amazon can be relied on.

Bob S.
by Bob S.
December 8th, 2016, 12:47 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Drag Factor On A New Model D
Replies: 26
Views: 5590

Re: Drag Factor On A New Model D

So surely every brand new machine should be showing at least a drag factor of over 200, regardless of all this other stuff mentioned that can cause it to be lower. Not at all. Stuff like high altitude and closeness to walls definitely have enough effect to lower the DF to below 200. However, as Cit...
by Bob S.
December 3rd, 2016, 10:11 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Ketogenic Diets
Replies: 34
Views: 9628

Re: Ketogenic Diets

Not sure why anyone bothers with a "Diet". Everyone knows what they should be eating, but the knowing and the doing are two different things so I guess if you have to call something a "Diet" to get the motivation to follow it, then it suits some people. Whatever works for you I guess, without RowPr...
by Bob S.
December 1st, 2016, 10:34 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Used Model D (orig) - seems slow, replace chain/sprocket?
Replies: 14
Views: 4664

Re: Used Model D (orig) - seems slow, replace chain/sprocket

Have you cleaned out the flywheel enclosure and perforated strip? If it's never been cleaned you could be rowing with a crazy low drag factor, even with the damper on 10. That would certainly affect your pace. Reread that initial post on this thread. When I test the Drag Factor on single strokes, I...
by Bob S.
November 28th, 2016, 6:23 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread
Replies: 1017
Views: 160655

Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Hi Polaco, long time mate. I just noticed we joined this forum on the same day. Hi Citroen, Just out of curiosity, do you have access to the original dates? March 16 of 2006 is the current joining date listed for all of us the belonged before the big change was made in the forum. Side note: While I...
by Bob S.
November 23rd, 2016, 9:53 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Seat Doesn't Return
Replies: 8
Views: 2277

Re: Seat Doesn't Return

Does the rail have a slight downward slope toward the flywheel? If not, raise the back stand just a bit.
by Bob S.
November 23rd, 2016, 1:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Sprints and Stuff- training/questions 1k and below
Replies: 1239
Views: 179631

Re: Sprints and Stuff- training/questions 1k and below

@ hjs: Great job, Henry!
by Bob S.
November 22nd, 2016, 11:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 2017 plans
Replies: 23
Views: 3770

Re: 2017 plans

Remember, not everyone cares about rowing OTW and erging is actually a year round activity. The erg season is still May 1 - April 30 - as defined by the company. The Online records are based on it. The high point of the erg season is the WIRC event which is in February. March and April are sort of ...
by Bob S.
November 20th, 2016, 3:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing Couch to 5K
Replies: 16
Views: 5666

Re: Rowing Couch to 5K

Re the pause at the finish: It is best if your hands do not stop. They have to change direction, of course, but this can be done by moving them in a little downward curl at the finish and reverse it as an upward curl at the catch. This comes from OTW rowing where it is necessary for getting the blad...
by Bob S.
November 20th, 2016, 1:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Can an overly long stroke be more efficient?
Replies: 34
Views: 4553

Re: Can an overly long stroke be more efficient?

The chainguard stops us front end, and the long layback is a style already abandoned when I was at school in the fifties. It was already well on its way out in the forties, when I was in school. At least in the US. For the first couple of decades of the 20th century, the long layback was standard. ...