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by kini62
August 16th, 2018, 4:31 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Settings on SkiErg - What SPM do you try to maintain?
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Re: Settings on SkiErg - What SPM do you try to maintain?

I "ski" with the damper set to 4 usually. DF at that setting is in the mid 60s for my machine. My rate varies from around 35-36 to around 45 for most distances. Shorter distances of course rate higher. For a 2K I believe I end up around 40. Even on a 30 minute session I'm in the upper 30s for most o...
by kini62
August 15th, 2018, 3:04 pm
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Stair-master as cross training
Replies: 3
Views: 929

Re: Stair-master as cross training

As the title suggests, I've heard several rowers (significantly better than me) suggest that a stair master is a good form of cross training for rowing. They explained that it provides low impact cardio, which can be done at either high or low intensity, as well as strengthening the leg muscles som...
by kini62
August 15th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Skierg pb thread
Replies: 170
Views: 31089

Re: Skierg pb thread

Set a 1' PB last night. Came at the end of 2K rower, 2K skierg, 2K rower, 2K skierg, 2K rower, 8x1' with 1' rest.

Still slow. :( I'm tied in my age group with a woman the same age. :( :(
by kini62
August 4th, 2018, 3:16 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Lightweight/Heavyweight rankings needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1799

Re: Lightweight/Heavyweight rankings needed

My rankings for my age and weight on the erg has most of my times around the 75th percentile with the shorter distances closer to 50th percentile.

On the skierg in down under 20th percentile for everything. The skierg favors heavy and tall much more so than does the erg.
by kini62
July 27th, 2018, 4:32 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Ski Erg for Max Cardio-How To Maximize?
Replies: 40
Views: 4970

Re: Ski Erg for Max Cardio-How To Maximize?

I've tried using a step and it is an improvement - no longer 'hitting' the end of travel of the cords. Don't think the C2 extensions are an option for me as I use gym machines. Why are you using a step? Unless you're finishing around your ankles you should not be hitting the stops (end of cord leng...
by kini62
July 25th, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Ski Erg for Max Cardio-How To Maximize?
Replies: 40
Views: 4970

Re: Ski Erg for Max Cardio-How To Maximize?

As I'm short with longish arms, my hands end up near the floor, and I frequently reach the limit of travel of the cords! I'm wasting energy into a hard stop and not getting any useful power from it! C2 has these handle cord extensions for the Skierg1, and here are instructions to install them. You ...
by kini62
July 23rd, 2018, 7:20 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: SkiErg newby.
Replies: 14
Views: 1838

Re: SkiErg newby.

Sessions are normally easy 10 min warm up and then 10X2 min or 10x30 sec HIT with 10 min cool down. Did my first 30min today and that was a good workout. Will maybe look at rollerski once the knee is strong enough. I'm interested in your progress, as I've had some knee issues recently and my Skierg...
by kini62
July 20th, 2018, 3:24 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Ski Erg for Max Cardio-How To Maximize?
Replies: 40
Views: 4970

Re: Ski Erg for Max Cardio-How To Maximize?

Thanks for all the advice. Didn't do much for about five days with the Ski Erg, but yesterday did two 2000m pulls in about ten minutes and didn't get much cardio benefit. Did try to upping the rpm to 50+ based on that video above, with very short strokes, last week. The nordic guy had it at 60+. Ma...
by kini62
July 20th, 2018, 3:21 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Ski Erg for Max Cardio-How To Maximize?
Replies: 40
Views: 4970

Re: Ski Erg for Max Cardio-How To Maximize?

Thanks for all the advice. Didn't do much for about five days with the Ski Erg, but yesterday did two 2000m pulls in about ten minutes and didn't get much cardio benefit. Did try to upping the rpm to 50+ based on that video above, with very short strokes, last week. The nordic guy had it at 60+. Ma...
by kini62
July 18th, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: First week of use - First concerns
Replies: 13
Views: 2893

Re: First week of use - First concerns

This is one of my logs: Time Meters Pace Watts Cal/Hr S/M 30:00.0 5,473m 2:44.4 79 570 37 this means I shouldn't go for time or lenght but for Watts (146W if I'm 73kg)? Yes. Watts is a measure of Work delivered to the handle. Your above figures show 79 Watt, 37 spm. This means that your stroke work...
by kini62
June 21st, 2018, 6:17 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Managing logbook with SkiErg and Rower intervals?
Replies: 2
Views: 1041

Re: Managing logbook with SkiErg and Rower intervals?

My SkiErg should be arriving at the weekend to go with my C2 rower. A question for those who have, or use, 2 or more C2 items: how do you manage your logbook entries? I can see that single sessions on both are straightforward. but what about the paired sessions and intervals that I keep reading abo...
by kini62
June 1st, 2018, 4:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 6294
Views: 816659

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

3x 2K erg, 2Kskierg last night

Last 2K skierg rep was a new PB- 8:38.6. 2:09.6 pace 42spm. I can possibly see breaking 8:30 in the next month or so if done without all the other work.
by kini62
May 31st, 2018, 6:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Anatomy of a rower video from the Olympic channel
Replies: 15
Views: 2564

Re: Anatomy of a rower video from the Olympic channel

I was hoping they did one for XC skiers. They wouldn't match the strength but I would like to see how their lung capacity and VO2 max would compare.
by kini62
May 31st, 2018, 5:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Anatomy of a rower video from the Olympic channel
Replies: 15
Views: 2564

Re: Anatomy of a rower video from the Olympic channel

hobbit wrote:Nice! Interesting that he only rows 20k a day, but cycles 100k, because rowing is too boring... The power of cross training, even for an Olympic silver medal sculler.
I think he mentioned a back issue is why he "only" rows 20K.