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by left coaster
October 30th, 2017, 12:39 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: If you're rowing, don't think too hard!
Replies: 4
Views: 3298

Re: If you're rowing, don't think too hard!

I've mentioned this before, but there is some preliminary evidence indicating that concurrently training a cognitive task and doing endurance training leads to greater improvements in endurance than endurance training alone. There was an interesting 'time to exhaustion', I think it was at 80% VO2 ma...
by left coaster
October 22nd, 2017, 4:26 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Rowing and Lower Back Issues?
Replies: 9
Views: 5892

Re: Rowing and Lower Back Issues?

+1 on hip flexor maintenance! I let mine get so tight once the left one went into spasm, a completely unnecessary outcome... I work at a desk and was also studying nights at the time, spent way too much time with the legs 90 degrees to my body. I was also getting quite a bit of lower back pain at th...
by left coaster
October 20th, 2017, 5:12 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Brand New to Rowing - Middle aged and out of shape
Replies: 12
Views: 5446

Re: Brand New to Rowing - Middle aged and out of shape

I wouldn't worry too much about all the split times. Once you're on the machine it will become a lot clearer. I would ease in with the drag down on 2-3 with the aim of assessing baseline endurance and then just gradually building up your time/distance on the machine. The inherent urgency that comes ...
by left coaster
October 13th, 2017, 12:58 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Performance Diet Types and Terminology
Replies: 145
Views: 55134

Re: Performance Diet Types and Terminology

Hi Strider, Welcome to the discussion! Are you able to provide a reference to the study you are quoting? Many of us are experienced researchers -- I'd be keen to review the findings you reference. One thing to keep in mind is that I, and others like Shawn who may still lurk here occasionally, are in...
by left coaster
October 7th, 2017, 3:52 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Bulging temple arteries
Replies: 55
Views: 19572

Re: Bulging temple arteries

Exactly! That's why I get so bloody hot on the erg -- fully winterized all year round!
by left coaster
October 6th, 2017, 6:17 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Bulging temple arteries
Replies: 55
Views: 19572

Re: Bulging temple arteries

funny, my hairline comes within about an inch of my eyebrows around the temples (and seems to increasingly spread down my back these days HA). I see the veins buried in there, but I'm simply too furry for them to be noticeable. Anth -- perhaps you need some of those hair plug things. Be sure to post...
by left coaster
September 24th, 2017, 8:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How much performance variation do you get...
Replies: 7
Views: 2234

Re: How much performance variation do you get...

Interesting, variability in cognitive performance is a harbinger of bad things in older age. It makes sense that variability in physical performance may also increase with age and be associated with negative health outcomes. It's an empirical longitudinal research question that would take decades to...
by left coaster
September 13th, 2017, 1:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How do you STOP Counting the strokes..
Replies: 27
Views: 7050

Re: How do you STOP Counting the strokes..

Solid tips from Greg, without a doubt. I use my mantra to overcome the perceived time dilation (slowing of time) that happens during hard efforts such as a 5k time trial, 1 minute max or sometimes even for shorter sprints. It's probably the adrenaline, but sometimes these efforts feel like they go o...
by left coaster
September 10th, 2017, 11:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How do you STOP Counting the strokes..
Replies: 27
Views: 7050

Re: How do you STOP Counting the strokes..

For me it was heart rate, eventually I just took off the halter and stopped using the metric. I hear you about the rows feeling like they 'take forever', it's a weird time warp. At first it seemed overwhelming, then I remembered how fast my life seems to be spinning past me and how I had been thinki...
by left coaster
September 8th, 2017, 5:18 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Performance Diet Types and Terminology
Replies: 145
Views: 55134

Re: Performance Diet Types and Terminology

Interesting finding in mice...

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 145551.htm

Defo not all meat like our doc Baker (or the antithesis of a baker I would think), but strongly in favor of ketosis.
by left coaster
July 21st, 2017, 8:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Playing online poker / backgammon while rowing
Replies: 5
Views: 2876

Re: Playing online poker / backgammon while rowing

That's a new one, but I have seen some preliminary research indicating that doing endurance training and challenging cognitive activity at the same time may increase your max effort time to exhaustion (without the cognitive load) more than just endurance training on it's own. The results were impres...
by left coaster
July 13th, 2017, 4:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Shawn Baker training
Replies: 65
Views: 14941

Re: Shawn Baker training

Dougie I will say this one more time. Close my account now. Please and thank you. How dare you. Good-Bye Paul, unfortunate it didn't work out for you here. I feel for you, it must be very difficult to not understand why people respond to your communications in the way they do. I have seen instances...
by left coaster
June 28th, 2017, 8:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 9931
Views: 1588058

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

Not sure about that Paul... When I'm at my fittest the 500m sort of 'is what it is', no muss, no fuss sort of thing. The 1:29 I pulled last time didn't feel very 'hard' even though I was totally anoxic at the end and my fast twitch energy reserves were completely exhausted. I recovered quickly and f...
by left coaster
June 26th, 2017, 8:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 32735
Views: 5198690

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

OK, decided it's time to look at a 1k PB. For the first time on the erg I'm going to extend my hard interval training past 500m out to 1000m. I have a lot of writing to do and erg training really settles me down and helps me focus. I've been doing some 5K and 30min SS stuff for a few weeks. Today wa...
by left coaster
June 16th, 2017, 10:18 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Rower's elbow
Replies: 45
Views: 29338

Re: Rower's elbow

Interesting thread! I've had a ton of problems with my elbows over the years, started in my teens. Think I developed some bone spurs or damaged my elbows from lifting too heavy and doing manual labor from a young age. As it stands, I can't do a traditional curl because the tendon/nerve snaps at abou...