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by jamesg
July 27th, 2019, 12:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 10,000 per day
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: 10,000 per day

I have decided to up my training 10,000 per day in 50 minutes, is that a good starting time to shoot for?
Yes, it'll do. But depends how you plan to get there, what you do now and your weight, height, age and sex.
by jamesg
July 27th, 2019, 12:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rower or Skierg?
Replies: 12
Views: 916

Re: Rower or Skierg?

I need help to decide which erg to get...This will be the last addition to my homegym. To some extent it depends on your shape and size. The cross-country skiers we see on TV are mostly around 160-170 height and light, since they do a lot of hillclimbing, not unlike cyclists. Lightweight rowers sim...
by jamesg
July 25th, 2019, 1:33 am
Forum: Individual Challenges
Topic: Guidance/Advice ended.
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: Guidance/Advice ended.

There are three factors in rowing: strength, endurance and style. Style comes free and is a necessary but not sufficient condition for developing and maintaining the other two. Endurance comes second, since there's no point in being fast if we can't maintain speed, and it's needed for anything else ...
by jamesg
July 24th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Weight not really coming off
Replies: 14
Views: 1057

Re: Weight not really coming off

I did try one hour where I kept the pace constant at 2:20 per 500 m for the entire hour but the heart rate kept creeping up until it was 160 or so at the end of it. You'll soon see HR dropping for the same power output, which will let you go a bit faster. This in turn helps burn a little more, as a...
by jamesg
July 23rd, 2019, 12:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: When is it time to take a day off?
Replies: 26
Views: 1037

Re: When is it time to take a day off?

how do others decide its time for a rest day?
When even after 10 minutes warm-up it still feels lousy, it's time to rest or do something else.
by jamesg
July 21st, 2019, 3:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New erg feeling DF
Replies: 47
Views: 1634

Re: New erg feeling DF

What is happening???? A small change in drag leads to a small change in flywheel speed at the catch. This can lead to small changes in pull and recovery time, with a change in rhythm. This can go unnoticed if we are not looking for it, but will have its effects. We can adjust our style (posture, pu...
by jamesg
July 20th, 2019, 12:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Suggestions of how to change up my training please?
Replies: 14
Views: 568

Re: Suggestions of how to change up my training please?

After a few months rowing: 1 hr each morning, 6 days per week, highest drag setting, averaging 14.1km - I have lost 45lbs. (I row at a steady 28-29 strokes per min for 5:30mins, go flat out for 30secs, and then rest for 15secs before repeating). Six hours and 6 x 14 km (80+ km) per week is quite a ...
by jamesg
July 17th, 2019, 1:10 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: How can I keep my knees together?
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: How can I keep my knees together?

There are some sites that talk about this, e.g the C2 technique video suggests vertical shins at the catch, which presumably means in all planes, not just seen from the side. https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/training/technique-videos Here they say the first step might be to lower the feet: htt...
by jamesg
July 15th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How is overall SPM calculated?
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: How is overall SPM calculated?

Yes, if not using ergdata, I just consider split average 20 to be 20.5 and so on. Not that it matters much. If we set up one minute splits, the problem should disappear, as PM visibly (in ergdata) counts a stroke at the finish. Any incomplete stroke in one split should appear in the next. If so ther...
by jamesg
July 15th, 2019, 4:21 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How is overall SPM calculated?
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: How is overall SPM calculated?

Due to lack of places, spm numbers are truncated both ends. So if we row at 123.x strokes per minute, or 23.x, we see 23. Averages seem to sum successive truncated data, divide and then truncate that too. So if we row one split at 123.x spm, and the next at 124.y, (or 23.x and 24.y) the average seen...
by jamesg
July 15th, 2019, 1:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Confused by Stroker per Minutes
Replies: 17
Views: 799

Re: Confused by Stroker per Minutes

I have a rower "A" If the photo is like your machine, the distances (fictitious in any case) differ because, presumably, the coefficients then used by C2 on the A differ from those used on later machines. No worry, in 15-18 minutes on a more recent machine you too would see 3 to 4000 meters, if you...
by jamesg
July 14th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Confused by Stroker per Minutes
Replies: 17
Views: 799

Re: Confused by Stroker per Minutes

I have a rower "A"
What's that?
by jamesg
July 14th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New to rowing and looking for a basic training plan
Replies: 26
Views: 1248

Re: New to rowing and looking for a basic training plan

If you can sit on your heels, you'll be able keep them down when rowing. If you can't sit on your heels, like most westerners, you are allowed to lift them when rowing. I wore out a ton of socks rowing in clinker eights with fixed clogs. Shells nowadays have flexible shoes with the toe bolted to the...
by jamesg
July 14th, 2019, 4:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to rowing and looking for a basic training plan
Replies: 26
Views: 1248

Re: New to rowing and looking for a basic training plan

On the PetePlan I am looking for intention on the tail end of the week slower workouts. Should I basically be focusing on efficiency and is improving watt-minutes the marker I am looking to improve on these workouts? I think so. If we want to race and train well when already fit, we need a strong s...