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by jamesg
July 4th, 2007, 1:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pace Times and Stroke rate
Replies: 7
Views: 1623

K, to get the rating down, you have to put more work into each stroke; and work is the product of force x length. So pull longer strokes, not harder. The handle should start at the chainguard and travel as far as possible, albeit without getting into weak positions.
by jamesg
June 30th, 2007, 4:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Season Best Times! Talk about your SB times here.
Replies: 12
Views: 2176

1x: 8k in 46:30 all included (turn, stops etc), rating <20. No wind either way.
by jamesg
June 29th, 2007, 8:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How low is too low?
Replies: 4
Views: 1371

If it gets your HR up to 60-70% of range, then it's unlikely to be too low, at least for CV effects. Be careful not to overreach, could be a temptation at low rating. Don't know about strength, but in 5' @ 12 you'd be doing quite a lot of weight lifting - if you pull hard. Sounds very risky to me bu...
by jamesg
June 14th, 2007, 8:46 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: workouts off the erg
Replies: 4
Views: 2799

Some say at your age bones etc have not yet finished developing, and so weights can cause serious damage to joints. As fitness is fine anyway it comes, suggest you stick to strictly low impact, long easy stuff such as hill walking, kayak, freestyle, gymnastics, cycling rather than short and nasty. A...
by jamesg
June 12th, 2007, 1:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: SPM / distance per stroke / pace
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Gerhard, There are other options and other ways of expressing them. Your 2:10-15 @ 20 implies 7-8W'/stroke. To reach 200 W (= a 20' 5k) you'd need to pull at 25 and 8W' or some other equivalent combination. So if you're a lightweight, just do it. If a HW, I'd suggest you first work on your stroke, b...
by jamesg
June 9th, 2007, 1:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: High rates vs Low rates
Replies: 9
Views: 2230

The first thing to do is develop an efficient and long stroke that moves the boat effectively with as little hard work as possible. Once developed, we use only that stroke. You´ll know it´s good because you hear the boat sing under you during the recovery. If then you want to train, not that it shou...
by jamesg
May 30th, 2007, 3:17 am
Forum: FAQ
Topic: To layback, or not to layback...
Replies: 5
Views: 4301

A lot of layback used to be normal in the nineteenth century, probably deriving from fixed seat rowing. It must have been hard work, as the de cuius has to lift himself up again, and this would also make the boat bounce. Then (1880s) Fairbairn invented a new easier style, exploiting slides and swive...
by jamesg
May 30th, 2007, 3:01 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: PM3 calories
Replies: 26
Views: 17367

Neuro 300 kCal/h is the supposed amount of heat generated by staying alive, shuttling up and down the slide, lifting your knees, wiggling your ears and everything else that doesn't go into the handle. 4 is our supposed efficiency seen as fuel cells: the chemistry is exothermic and the guess, if that...
by jamesg
May 30th, 2007, 2:39 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: PM4 doesn't give "credit" for all cals burned w/ i
Replies: 7
Views: 2881

All you have to do is weigh yourself before and after; the diff in kg x 500 is kCalories produced, as 500 is the latent heat of steam in kCal/kg. Add any water drunk and detract any otherwise lost. This is as accurate as the scales you use, where the resolution is usually 0.1 kg, or 50 kCal +/-. So ...
by jamesg
May 28th, 2007, 6:42 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: How Much Should You Eat, Anyway?
Replies: 5
Views: 3236

So when you lose fat, the associated water stays in place?
by jamesg
May 15th, 2007, 11:34 am
Forum: Links and Articles
Topic: revised method of estimating maximum heart rate
Replies: 12
Views: 12403

That's just the point: MHR formulae are useless, because they try to shove us into some average when no one is. No doubt the real numbers could say a lot to anyone who might care to listen. The question would be, what's your formula? First go, we could use the 220-Age. So at 20 I'd guess I had 200 M...
by jamesg
May 15th, 2007, 9:48 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: From Sweep to Sculling: A Six Week Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 1948

Never say no, unless you life or honour depend on it.
by jamesg
May 14th, 2007, 10:27 am
Forum: Links and Articles
Topic: revised method of estimating maximum heart rate
Replies: 12
Views: 12403

I think they're missing the point. Which is that there are differences in people's HR trend over the years, due to keeping fit as well as maybe other factors outside our control. If we don't keep fit, no doubt the MHR will drop with the 220-age rule. If you DO keep fit, HR = 205 - ½ age may be a bet...
by jamesg
May 10th, 2007, 7:09 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Wish List
Replies: 14
Views: 4046

Fixed seat and frame/rail, with moving flywheel unit. Or a kit that allows either as now and/or this. Slides take up space, are not cheap and we have to move the entire weight of the thing.
by jamesg
May 5th, 2007, 2:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How am I doing?
Replies: 10
Views: 2648

RR, stay calm, 9 weeks is nothing at all. You have another 70 years at least to row in. It'll take you a year or so of LSD to harden up tendons and all the other soft bits we have. In the meantime, work on Technique. Good technique lets you work hard but still avoid injury. You are already working q...