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by jamesg
April 17th, 2019, 4:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing at later stages in life
Replies: 15
Views: 938

Re: Rowing at later stages in life

I was a competitive lightweight rower in my teens and early twenties, with a 2K PB of 6:33 Is there any plan ..... training for 500 m perhaps. Training always starts at the beginning, so you can't go wrong. To do a fast 500 you'll have to do so much basic training that you'll need and get plenty of...
by jamesg
April 13th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Does tiny feet affect rowing?
Replies: 12
Views: 545

Re: Does tiny feet affect rowing?

5’4. 125 pounds.
This suggests you can row distance at 90 - 110 W (Pace 2:30). Rating will depend on your style, but in the range 20-24? If so you could sprint much faster if wanted.
by jamesg
April 12th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Feature/Function Requests
Topic: Heart Rate Recovery Time
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Heart Rate Recovery Time

You can see this during interval breaks. HR usually drops about 30 a minute.
by jamesg
April 12th, 2019, 4:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Drive length and stroke rate question
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: Drive length and stroke rate question

One of the glaring flaws I noted today was my drive length never really got over 1.21m at this pace and was often at 1.18m. Is this just me breaking down my stroke as I rate up? Should I expect the same drive length even at higher ratings? At higher ratings the flywheel is spinning faster at the ca...
by jamesg
April 12th, 2019, 3:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Does tiny feet affect rowing?
Replies: 12
Views: 545

Re: Does tiny feet affect rowing?

Not knowing sex, age, height and typical ratings (spm) and power output (Watts), it's hard to suggest any details as to what you should do. But you can't go far wrong using the erg for its intended purpose, which is to keep fit by going long distances. Such training is done by rowing long, relaxed s...
by jamesg
April 11th, 2019, 1:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Advice on pacing my next 2k test
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Advice on pacing my next 2k test

I see people rating at 30 plus for the 2k but that doesn't seem to suit me at all. Even when "sprinting" i rarely rate above 31. Is this a weakness? At your height, 31-32 should give a comfortable 2:1 rhythm that can be maintained for some time; such as 7 minutes. At higher ratings on the erg, iner...
by jamesg
April 8th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting 2k down over the summer
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: Getting 2k down over the summer

There's little point in preparing for a race if there's no race, so all you need do is keep yourself fit and your hands hard, so that when you go afloat again it's not like starting from scratch. Also, if you have a coach, ask, you don't want to be too different from the rest of your crew. Try some ...
by jamesg
April 6th, 2019, 12:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for keeping the back out of the stroke?
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: Tips for keeping the back out of the stroke?

To keep the heels down at the catch, the sole/shin angle would have to be 45-50°. In India I saw people who can do this easily, sitting on their heels at bus-stops. For westerners it seems to be more unusual. In boats with clogs and heel cups, not flexible shoes tied down under the ball of the foot ...
by jamesg
April 6th, 2019, 12:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for keeping the back out of the stroke?
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: Tips for keeping the back out of the stroke?

Try putting a front stop on the rail to give yourself a more appropriate catch posture. Seat back, trunk swung forward and straight, knees at 45°, shins vertical. At the catch our CG must be forward of the slide but not over the feet, so that the vertical couple (vertical leg thrust component / weig...
by jamesg
April 4th, 2019, 12:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Rower
Replies: 18
Views: 1008

Re: New Rower

Work up to about 5k a day, improving your stroke so that you don't have to row at higher ratings than 20. Don't try to go fast, it's beside the point. A 10 minute 2k (100 Watt) at 27 indicates that you have started to row, but are pulling a short stroke and rushing to the next one. Suggest you let y...
by jamesg
March 31st, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Damper settings / drag factor question
Replies: 14
Views: 674

Re: Damper settings / drag factor question

Explaining drag factor to a new rower has always been a bit complicated. Drag controls the flywheel and so the pull speeds. If the drag is right, the action speed lets us pull a full length stroke in quick time and so deliver plenty of external work to the handle, with a satisfactory balance of len...
by jamesg
March 28th, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Hip replacement tuned to rowing?
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Hip replacement tuned to rowing?

I have osteoarthritis in one hip -- oddly enough I can row without significant limitations but am starting to have difficulty walking any distance. That's what I found too, both before and after one-side replacement. My implant has given me no permanent angular limits, afloat, or on erg/bike. It wo...
by jamesg
March 27th, 2019, 1:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training tips
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: Training tips

I want to start to focus my rowing/training in order to get below 20 mins for 5k. Basic training in rowing is 1) style, which gives speed, and 2) endurance, which lets us maintain that speed. What we train is the stroke. - Style is measured by Watts/Rating, the higher the better. Start here. This m...
by jamesg
March 26th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to determine the appropriate HIIT ?
Replies: 15
Views: 805

Re: How to determine the appropriate HIIT ?

is there a formula for determining the appropriate HIIT workout? Maybe you can find something adequately nasty here https://indoorsportservices.co.uk/training/fast_track You can choose a schedule as to your age, sex, weight and 4 minute test. The HIIT is in the first column. A burst is ten strokes ...