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by Ombrax
June 11th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Concept 2 D problem
Replies: 26
Views: 916

Re: Concept 2 D problem

One more question. Very first "row" at start is needs a my normal pull power, but second and all others "rows" needs power only when chain is already out for about 30cm... OR to get same pull power as first, I should wait about 5 seconds before next pull... so here is the question, whats wrong? Sho...
by Ombrax
June 11th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Technique Critique
Replies: 25
Views: 810

Re: Technique Critique

Just there I tried that warmup that was posted, then 5k. I was consciously trying to keep my form, shoulders between 11 and 13 o’clock, and moving like you have all suggested. At first, it felt very unnatural, but once I got into a groove it felt better. Was also trying to keep the stroke rate unde...
by Ombrax
June 11th, 2019, 1:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Technique Critique
Replies: 25
Views: 810

Re: Technique Critique

The rowing motion is a rocking back and forth of the back, this is fully missing here. At the catch, your lower back should be in a 11 o clock position, and should roughly go to 13.00 o clock. You start already at 1300 and go back a lot more. Simply put, not nearly enough bending forward at the hip...
by Ombrax
June 10th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Low resting heart rate
Replies: 28
Views: 1087

Re: Low resting heaet rate

I had two typos in the text above. Since the edit time window has closed, here are the correct numbers:
Ombrax wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 2:05 am
My waking HR is closer to 40 bpm, but I have seen it in the upper 30's.
by Ombrax
June 10th, 2019, 2:05 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Low resting heart rate
Replies: 28
Views: 1087

Re: Low resting heaet rate

I'm not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV, however, I do believe that a well below average resting HR can be either a sign of great conditioning or a sign of a serious heart rhythm related medical issue that needs to be addressed. I'm sure the doctors will be able to tell you if you fall into group ...
by Ombrax
June 8th, 2019, 2:53 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Concept 2 users.
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Concept 2 users.

Many things are obvious without effort of mind or body. Many aren’t. Without intuition and counter intuition there is no process, no progress, no new synthesis. Most of us are home with the lights on occasionally. More often would be better dont ya think? Foot straps and pegging the damper lever to...
by Ombrax
June 6th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Concept 2 users.
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Concept 2 users.

jackarabit wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 11:38 am
Learn to row strapless.
This is not as crazy an idea as it may seem. I do nearly of my rowing strapless, primarily because it encourages good technique. It's really only an issue when you're doing 110% all-out efforts.
by Ombrax
June 3rd, 2019, 2:40 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: rowing with a stoma
Replies: 6
Views: 1040

Re: rowing with a stoma

OP, congratulations on your recovery and your determination to push through it on the rower. 👍
by Ombrax
May 28th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Model C PM5 Retrofit Parabola? (Aka Force Curve)
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: Model C PM5 Retrofit Parabola? (Aka Force Curve)

PM2+ had a continuous DF display by a simultaneous 2 button press. Can't remember which 2 since I upgraded to the PM5. I actually miss the ability to see the DF in real time. I row outdoors and temp and breeze changes the DF. I didn't know this - it must be some sort of easter-egg sort of thing, be...
by Ombrax
May 27th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Model C PM5 Retrofit Parabola? (Aka Force Curve)
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: Model C PM5 Retrofit Parabola? (Aka Force Curve)

$150 plus the cost of a new PM5 is a great deal. Give it a good once-over and check for any parts that might need to be cleaned, lubricated, or replaced. C2 does a very good job of supporting their older models and has many replacement parts available on their web site. They also have all the manual...
by Ombrax
May 27th, 2019, 1:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Model C PM5 Retrofit Parabola? (Aka Force Curve)
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: Model C PM5 Retrofit Parabola? (Aka Force Curve)

I am under impression that the “force curve” functionality and the “drag factor” functionality are resident in the rower (vice the computer). This isn't quite right. The PM uses data from sensors on the rower to calculate the force curve and show you the DF. For example, I used to have a PM 2+ on m...
by Ombrax
May 18th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers
Replies: 31
Views: 1803

Re: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers

johnlvs2run wrote:
May 18th, 2019, 11:00 am
Heart rate varies greatly and won't be a good comparison.
For me there's enough of a difference in power required at 2:30 vs 2:10 that over, say, 2k, my avg (or max) heart rate would be a reliable way to distinguish between the two.
by Ombrax
May 17th, 2019, 12:42 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Custom Seats
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Custom Seats

I believe they provide a soft mold to put your butt in to establish the sit bone spacing. Some bike shops (I've seen the device at shops that are Specialized dealers) can do this. However, you can also do it at home (wearing thin boxers or ...) by sitting on a sheet of paper that's on the carpet. I...
by Ombrax
May 16th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Dyno owner tips
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: New Dyno owner tips

Jroden wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 7:27 pm
I have found next to nothing online
Check your PMs.
by Ombrax
May 16th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Dyno owner tips
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: New Dyno owner tips

J,

If you look around the web you'll find several documents out there with advice on how to best use a Dyno as part of a strength training routine. I got one a few months ago and was able to track down some helpful info.