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by Snail Space
January 11th, 2010, 3:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: abs/core to help with rowing
Replies: 25
Views: 4565

Re: abs/core to help with rowing

Are you guys seriously talking about using an ab wheel with straight legs? No, I've only been talking about the ergo - the important difference being the distance between the points of contact with the ground/base. With the arms vertical and all the movement done by the legs/hips, the forces are no...
by Snail Space
January 11th, 2010, 10:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: abs/core to help with rowing
Replies: 25
Views: 4565

Re: abs/core to help with rowing

Tinus wrote:hmmm... you could also use the seat as a sort of, previously described, ab wheel.
... with your feet on the swiss ball!
:twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Cheers,
Dave.
by Snail Space
January 9th, 2010, 7:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: abs/core to help with rowing
Replies: 25
Views: 4565

Re: abs/core to help with rowing

You might try this device called the concept2 (concept2.com). In my experience it is a great machine to work on the abs. Go into a press-up position, but with your feet on the seat of the ergo (with it near the foot-stretchers). Then bring the seat to the end of the slide. Repeat as often as you ca...
by Snail Space
January 8th, 2010, 10:47 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Anyone with bradycardia
Replies: 6
Views: 2833

My only regret is purchasing a different brand of Erg . I just could not afford the C2 I, too, was concerned about the cost of the C2, but giving up alcohol has saved me at least £20 per week. Also, buying my own enabled me to stop paying £40 per month to the gym. The nett effect has been that the ...
by Snail Space
January 4th, 2010, 3:12 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Anyone with bradycardia
Replies: 6
Views: 2833

Hi Junebug, You have chosen exactly the right thing to do - taking over control of your own health. It will pay massive dividends. Four years ago I was about 20 kg overweight, had high blood pressure (and it was going higher despite beta blockers [atenolol]), high lipids, drank too much, and got sho...
by Snail Space
January 4th, 2010, 2:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Weekly Training Plan
Replies: 4
Views: 957

Try the Interactive Training Plan on the UK site.

Cheers,
Dave.
by Snail Space
December 28th, 2009, 2:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What if you are average?
Replies: 20
Views: 3732

For myself I agree with jliddil's statement when he says he is in awe of those who do excel with such great results. The thought of never reaching an assumed arbitrary standard as suggested makes for a less than an inspirational environment in my opinion. Because of this attitude, many threads beco...
by Snail Space
October 15th, 2009, 10:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Atmospheric effects on DF
Replies: 7
Views: 2016

Re: Atmospheric effects on DF

As a scientist/mathematician, you'll love http://www.wolframalpha.com if you've not discovered it already. Thanks for the pointer, Dougie. I tried "cabbage", thinking that I would fool it. Wow, I didn't know how interesting cabbage could be! "Cabbage^2" had the machine perplexed though. I might try...
by Snail Space
August 13th, 2009, 9:05 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: what is good ratio??
Replies: 11
Views: 8362

... 4. Slide control. ... In the end, contrary to what many people are saying, most of the difference in movement speeds in going to higher rates lies in the recovery. So a crew that rows a high rate is faster on the slide. I agree with Veronique, In essence you should make sure that your body does...
by Snail Space
July 9th, 2009, 3:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What a difference a little hydration makes...
Replies: 5
Views: 1091

I always drink 1/3 to 1/2 a gallon of water, first thing in the morning before exercise. :shock: :shock: :shock: Sheesh, that's a lot of water. Silly question time: is an american gallon the same as a British gallon? If so, that's over 2 litres of water!!! I emerge from my bed at 05:15; attend to a...
by Snail Space
June 18th, 2009, 12:45 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Is rowing good for you part II - a year later
Replies: 8
Views: 5139

Re: diabetes definitely related to weight

To answer the question about diabetes - if you have type II diabetes and are overweight, it will certainly improve dramatically with weight loss, so that you have very good chances to get off all your medications. If you get to a "normal" weight and stay on a "decent" diet, you have good chances yo...
by Snail Space
June 13th, 2009, 2:04 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM4 Dead after only two months use
Replies: 8
Views: 2643

I vaguely remember someone posting about how one could edit lifetime metres. It was probably Dougie.

Cheers
Dave.
by Snail Space
June 9th, 2009, 9:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Wolverine Plan Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 146645

Re: Reference page

Do I continue to use the reference pace of 1:53 for L4's the rest of the season or do I adjust it? The WP was originally intended for established college athletes in a regular rowing program. Their ref paces were the previous season's 2K PB which I assume would have been done late in that season. I...
by Snail Space
June 1st, 2009, 12:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: My Very FIRST C2 workout!
Replies: 21
Views: 3140

jamesg wrote:On the erg technique is important
There are some fantastic technique videos and animations on the UK site.

Cheers
Dave.
by Snail Space
March 21st, 2009, 1:30 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Just Started - Some quick questions RE SPM and sessions
Replies: 9
Views: 3434

You are doing really well. Apropos the low SPM, it is as Bob says. Controlling the speed of the seat as you go forwards on the recover is the key to keeping the stroke rate low. In order to understand what we mean try sitting on the ergo at backstops, and forget about taking a stroke; allow your arm...