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by jamesg
May 8th, 2019, 3:30 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Outrigger height for 6'9".
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Outrigger height for 6'9".

the blades were going too deep Gates too low would cause a vertical pull component forcing the blades deeper, but this is usually the pin angle, which can be adjusted. Especially noticeable if one scull dives more than the other. Also check that your hands are relaxed when pulling: fingers only, so...
by jamesg
May 8th, 2019, 12:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 30:00 for distance, strategy.
Replies: 23
Views: 996

Re: 30:00 for distance, strategy.

The half hour is usually done at rate 20. It's not a race, but an essential part of training. The purpose and strategy is to train endurance and technique, so it doesn't matter much what results we get so long as we learn from them. The results will appear in 2k tests. Yours is good as a beginner. I...
by jamesg
May 7th, 2019, 12:55 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: 60 years old - Rowing due to running injury
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: 60 years old - Rowing due to running injury

On the erg we put a large but sustainable amount of work into each single stroke, where Work = length (of stroke) x handle force. Power and heat-rate are then both adjusted to the level we want by adjusting the rating: 18-24 for distance and endurance, 30-40 for racing. The heat-rate is estimated at...
by jamesg
May 3rd, 2019, 3:02 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers
Replies: 31
Views: 1812

Re: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers

I don't think I've ever got my machine below 2:00. I know I'm small, but I'm pretty fit and that seems really slow. If young and male that is indeed slow as a peak effort, which suggests your home machine has a fault of some sort. I'm stuck on my old C which has the three magnets and didn't know th...
by jamesg
May 2nd, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers
Replies: 31
Views: 1812

Re: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers

1:45 is 300 W and 2:00 is 200 W; so again the 2:3 ratio. If you pull same length, same force and same rating on various machines, they must all show the same power; since power is the product of those three parameters.
by jamesg
May 2nd, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers
Replies: 31
Views: 1812

Re: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers

Twenty seconds is too much for just perception: 2:30 is 100W and 2.10 is 165W, close to 2 to 3. This difference suggests one of the three magnets is missing from the flywheel, or out of position.
by jamesg
April 30th, 2019, 1:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: new-ish rower question about spm
Replies: 42
Views: 1679

Re: new-ish rower question about spm

If the 1k was a test or a race, that doesn't look bad; to pace it is normal, then we can wind it up in the last quarter if we warmed up beforehand. The alternative is called fly and die and happens to us all, possibly once only. Give it its name: experience. Endurance depends mostly on style and mil...
by jamesg
April 28th, 2019, 4:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: new-ish rower question about spm
Replies: 42
Views: 1679

Re: new-ish rower question about spm

I did ok, and was able to keep a 2 min split for awhile like that. You wrote the above of a 600m piece, in this thread. This is about 200 Watt, so not bad at all at 27 or lower, especially since you noted that it was within a lot of other work. It would mean that your stroke is good (about 7.5 W-mi...
by jamesg
April 28th, 2019, 1:41 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Appropriate intervals for weight loss
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Re: Appropriate intervals for weight loss

I'm male, mid-30s, 5'9 and about 82kg looking to lose weight rowing. What are appropriate intervals and target pace for a relative beginner, who has 30-40 minutes per session (3-4 times per week)? Height 5'9 suggests a fit weight of about 78 kg. You can get fit and in due time do plenty of continuo...
by jamesg
April 28th, 2019, 1:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: new-ish rower question about spm
Replies: 42
Views: 1679

Re: new-ish rower question about spm

I'm not sure i can even imagine how a person would need to lift their hands over their knees during the recovery? bending legs before arms are fully extended? You'd be surprised. It's the most common erg fault, but from your 600m time/rating and what you say it's not a fault that you suffer from; o...
by jamesg
April 27th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Scalability of Bike Erg?
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: Scalability of Bike Erg?

Since the fan torque/speed characteristic is a square law, a 10% crank-speed change means roughly 20% torque change and 30% power change. So we get a large change in power demand with a small crank speed change, which is perhaps what you want, without adjusting the brake. Presumably the trick will b...
by jamesg
April 26th, 2019, 2:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 5km to 10 km training plan?
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: 5km to 10 km training plan?

Right now 5 km intervals is maxing me out. Try going a little slower and continuous, you'll get fit just the same if not sooner, and make sure you use your legs. What power and rating levels do you work at now? At your age 2W/kg for a fit weight of 85 kg, so 170 W, should be doable if not easy, rat...
by jamesg
April 25th, 2019, 4:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: new-ish rower question about spm
Replies: 42
Views: 1679

Re: new-ish rower question about spm

Your pace 2' at 27 looks like good strokes, so well done. To go fast afloat we need good strokes and the endurance to pull a lot of them in a short time at say 28-32, which is gained by pulling a lot of them in long times and distances at 18-24. Start with quality. If you're not lifting your hands o...
by jamesg
April 21st, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rojabo Training
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Rojabo Training

This is similar to the Wolverine L4 idea, which reflects how rowing is actually done: same stroke, make it good, adjust the rating. The old Interactive tables said <20=UT2; <24=UT1; <30=AT or close. Nowadays says, for erg, Watts: <60, <70, <80% 2k power. No need to do tests, it's in our face every d...
by jamesg
April 20th, 2019, 2:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Advice on form?
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Advice on form?

Lower feet could help the catch posture by letting you swing forward a little more.