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by H2O
November 1st, 2006, 4:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 90 MINUTE PIECES
Replies: 3
Views: 1483

Re: 90 MINUTE PIECES

azink wrote:hi! quick question- i am a lightweight junior woman wiht a 2k around 7:30 and a 6k split around 2:02...if i wanted to do 90' pieces, what spm/split should i aim for?
2:08 is a little harsh. 2:12 is more like it.
7:30/24:20 nice rowing.
by H2O
August 14th, 2006, 9:33 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Drug Testing at BiRC?
Replies: 36
Views: 10323

Maybe I am too old, maybe I am too stupid, but what the hell happens in this forum. (Indoor) rowing is fun, is lifestyle, is much more than doing a 5:55. Everybody of us should be happy to have the chance to compete. It´s a nice hobby, nothing else. You can´t qualify for the olympic rowing team and...
by H2O
August 8th, 2006, 6:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Comment on Lifecore R100 rower vs. Concept II
Replies: 16
Views: 11545

You have to actually try out the machine.
I sat on a very sturdy machine similar to these, broad rail, stable seat, heavy, magnetic braking etc.

But the meachnism retracting the chain on the recovery was too weak.
Consequently the catch was so sloppy it was unrowable.
by H2O
July 1st, 2006, 8:00 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: DON'T Stretch before exercise. Here's why.
Replies: 26
Views: 13594

Thanks for this information.
by H2O
June 23rd, 2006, 7:20 am
Forum: FAQ
Topic: Introduction To Indoor Rowing
Replies: 27
Views: 96250

The breathing experiment yielded the following result: I absolutely have to exhale into the catch. Therefore in a one breath per stroke pattern it will be very hard to inhale on the recovery. Exhaling into the catch practically forces inhaling on the drive. It seems to have to do with compression at...
by H2O
June 22nd, 2006, 1:02 pm
Forum: FAQ
Topic: Introduction To Indoor Rowing
Replies: 27
Views: 96250

Some people say; "don"t worry about the breathing". Personally I think breathing helps the rhythm. When lifting weights I religously exhale during exertion and I notice that the drive makes inhaling harder and breathing shallower. But I simply need two breaths per stroke cycle. I have no experience ...
by H2O
June 22nd, 2006, 12:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Improving erg time within 2 weeks, to beat my boss!
Replies: 4
Views: 2074

No matter what ---- let the boss win.
by H2O
June 22nd, 2006, 12:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 90 minute erg
Replies: 12
Views: 5458

2:10 - 2:15 is good enough.
Keep the stroke rate low (18-19).
by H2O
June 18th, 2006, 8:23 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training and immune system
Replies: 17
Views: 6521

If you use the C2 interactive guide you need to be very careful how you intreprete the pace guidelines. If you are on the fast edge of the pace at all times then this program can do you in. I believe that too much high intensity exercise (AT, TR, AN) can reduce your immune function. In my case AT, T...
by H2O
May 5th, 2006, 11:10 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: 2005 "World Ranking Coming to a close"
Replies: 15
Views: 7112

ancho wrote:Xeno:
Just re-viewed your silver-medal regatta in Sidney against Rob Waddel and Marcel Hacker.
What a race! :shock:

Sorry, not related to the thread, but very impressive)
Is this available on the internet?
by H2O
May 5th, 2006, 11:08 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Men 40+ Hwt WR?
Replies: 21
Views: 9018

"My first 2000m time was 6.12.9" Tomorrow, I move to the 50's. I will be glad to be out of this class!! (Tonight, I will have a beer or two and not even attempt to break the WR!) Good luck in your training and "real" 2K. Cheers, Paul Flack Happy birthday! It is depressing what's going in this age g...
by H2O
May 5th, 2006, 10:41 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Men 40+ Hwt WR?
Replies: 21
Views: 9018

I have been rowing on the Erg for just over 18 months, I cant remember exactly. My first 2000m time was 6.12.9 I have had four 2000m test to gauge my training, my fastest time for 2000m to date is 5.58.1. These tests were to reset my training paces, none of these have been with a taper or any speed...