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by jamesg
August 23rd, 2019, 3:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Recovery practices
Replies: 21
Views: 604

Re: Recovery practices

Does anyone have any recovery practices they swear by?
Recovery from what? Rowing and similar don't need any recovery, it's just routine exercise.
by jamesg
August 23rd, 2019, 1:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for training advice
Replies: 32
Views: 1279

Re: Looking for training advice

Your feet are too high and your style and sequences do not let you work hard with your legs. This stops you from training to beyond a certain level of endurance. Necessary and sufficient for fitness will be standard rowing style with long continuous distances, fast but at low ratings, with continuou...
by jamesg
August 21st, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Interactive Plan
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Interactive Plan

https://www.indoorsportservices.co.uk/training These people say they'll do something about it. I have copies of two plans: Level 2, 26 week, 4 day. The first two lines say 1 TEST -- 18'UT1 -- 2x11'UT1 -- 18'UT1 2 2x10'UT1 -- 2x12'UT1 -- 2*14'UT1 -- 20'UT1 Level 4, 26 week, 5 day: 1 TEST -- 36'UT2 --...
by jamesg
August 21st, 2019, 3:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing for aerobic base to compliment running
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Rowing for aerobic base to compliment running

If the weather's really bad and you don't like the treadmill, either you take to the erg.. or to that weather. Benefits in terms of CV endurance are certain, once we learn to keep going with a relaxed and efficient stroke, using the legs, for an hour or so. The erg seems to suit all ages, heights an...
by jamesg
August 19th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Where does a newbie start?
Replies: 12
Views: 581

Re: Newbie

not a clue what the stuff on my screen means. Is 4015m in 23 minutes average? Should i be looking at 27 strokes per minutes or is that too fast/too slow for a beginner? Learning what the numbers mean is part of the overall learning curve, it will come. The traditional speed indication in rowing is ...
by jamesg
August 19th, 2019, 4:54 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Time comparisons between the static and dynamic erg
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Time comparisons between the static and dynamic erg

Possibly the simplest way to increase displayed power using kinetic energy savings on Dynamic, slides and water is to increase the rating slightly by speeding up the recovery. Otherwise it's not clear how any energy saved gets into the handle. This way we could keep stroke length and force as on sta...
by jamesg
August 18th, 2019, 1:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rate my technique
Replies: 28
Views: 843

Re: Rate my technique

Your action sequence is correct but jerky, stiff and rushed. Relax, in rowing we can only pull one stroke at a time, so it has to be good. 4x4 is short for cardio; basic health guidelines suggest around 3 hours sweat per week. You look fit already, so should have no problem with work at >2 W/kg for ...
by jamesg
August 17th, 2019, 4:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Plan Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: Training Plan Advice

how does UT2 differ? UT2 is conventionally considered as up to 60% of 2k test Watts (in the ex Interactive plans). The other bands are: UT1 60-70% AT 70-80% TR 80-105% AN 105-115% The catch using Watts is that if we train and then do another, faster test 2k, all our training bands will get tougher....
by jamesg
August 17th, 2019, 3:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Does anyone train THAT hard?
Replies: 18
Views: 850

Re: Does anyone train THAT hard?

A possible theory: Functions involved in supply to and removal from muscle are cell functions. However cells die. So unless we keep the cell growth under pressure with exercise, their number will drop, and their specific functions decrease in rate. Since we can't control their death rate, their numb...
by jamesg
August 16th, 2019, 2:42 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Can't straighten my knees?
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: Can't straighten my knees?

Shifting the footplate astern by more than a certain amount, you'll need to move the riggers or just the gates in the same direction so that the entire work moves astern. Maybe footplate height can be adjusted too?
by jamesg
August 15th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Plan Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: Training Plan Advice

5km and 10km down to below 2:00/500m pace ... stroke fairly low (20-24) That's a good endurance training regime for someone your size and age. It indicates technique and a good level of base fitness. Suggest you consolidate it with a few weeks work at UT1 level (around 70% of 2k test power: 260 x 0...
by jamesg
August 12th, 2019, 2:50 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: 6 months stuck - need some help
Replies: 16
Views: 1505

Re: 6 months stuck - need some help

Well done, best possible holiday. Where are your mountains? Nothing like them to show us how fitness has improved; and for using that fitness.
by jamesg
August 9th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dropping Hands
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Dropping Hands

Keeping hands high takes effort; chain tension does enough, if it's there and we don't recover too fast.
by jamesg
August 8th, 2019, 2:35 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Constant rib injuries
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Constant rib injuries

Make sure you are not carrying over to the water the typical fast leg action used on a grounded erg to reduce the slack at the catch. Afloat this is not needed, the catch is shorter; scullers in particular seem to be very cautious here. There may be some advantage in switching to a double or quad, t...
by jamesg
August 7th, 2019, 4:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for training advice
Replies: 32
Views: 1279

Re: Looking for training advice

about 23 minutes for 5K, but don't seem to be improving.
That's not bad anyway, given that you're not training for it. Try getting some endurance, with a good stroke (5-6 W'). It'll only take a month or so, at 20-23, trialling at say 27, maybe after a few 5 minute intervals to get the feel.