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by Ombrax
August 31st, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Newbie starting out
Replies: 17
Views: 599

Re: Newbie starting out

We all come here for different reasons and have different goals. I am simply looking to become more fit. If I do that fat will disappear. You probably already know this, but just to reinforce it, exercise can help you loose some weight, but to really reduce you also have to work on the calorie inpu...
by Ombrax
August 30th, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Newbie starting out
Replies: 17
Views: 599

Re: Newbie starting out

I often sound like a broken record on this, but what the heck: One good check on your technique is to row "strapless" (i.e. without the footstraps holding your feet to the footplates). If you've been slamming against the straps at the end of the drive it's a waste of energy, and you don't want to do...
by Ombrax
August 29th, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Where do I even start???
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Where do I even start???

Another option is to track down other rowers in your general area and hook into the local network. The C2 rower finder is one way to find where some of the rowers in commercial gyms and schools in a given area are, and from there contact the folks involved with rowing: https://www.concept2.com/indoo...
by Ombrax
August 25th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Dexa Scan - Body Composition Personal Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Re: Dexa Scan - Body Composition Personal Challenge

I am interested to see how much muscle the rowing will add while maintaining a calorie deficit Welcome to the forum, Gary. Rowing will definitely add muscle, and if you put in the time and effort you will be the difference, but IMO the biggest contribution will be the reduction calorie in intake. U...
by Ombrax
August 23rd, 2019, 10:43 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How much does the 20-30% count?
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: How much does the 20-30% count?

Meek wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 10:05 pm
Anyway, what are gym and erg numbers I should technically be able to hit at almost 50yrs old and just over 6ft and around 198-209
https://log.concept2.com/rankings
by Ombrax
August 20th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello - Rower Choice
Replies: 30
Views: 3116

Re: Hello - Rower Choice

Congratulations !!!! First, spend some time here checking things out and learning about the rower and how to use it best: https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/training Damper on 5 is a good place to start. Maybe eve a tad lower. If you want to get a bit more technical, on the options on the PM pic...
by Ombrax
August 19th, 2019, 11:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Where does a newbie start?
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: Where does a newbie start?

The C2 web site has lots of great information. I would start here: https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/training Then poke around and check out the various bits and pieces of information, focusing at the start on using the right technique on the erg. For a newbie that's probably the single most im...
by Ombrax
August 18th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pulse vs Time vs distance?
Replies: 15
Views: 786

Re: Pulse vs Time vs distance?

Today did my 2nd 30 minute - far easier already. Unfortunately will be away for a week sat in a plane all day tomorrow. But certainly not as hard as I thought it was going to be - improved results on what seemed the same effort One good thing about the rowing machine, especially at the beginning, i...
by Ombrax
August 18th, 2019, 1:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pulse vs Time vs distance?
Replies: 15
Views: 786

Re: Pulse vs Time vs distance?

I tried to do the Beginning Pete Plan as a newbie and realized it was too much. I agree with this. Unless one is starting from an already very strong base, IMO the BPP ramps you up way too quickly, and I bet that most true beginners bail out after a few weeks. And that's assuming they don't mess up...
by Ombrax
August 16th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 potential issue
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: PM5 potential issue

Just out of curiosity, did you check the battery level when you re-installed them, and if so, what did the PM say?

Sounds like it's a bad contact issue, but if the batteries themselves are getting weak that could be a factor too.
by Ombrax
August 14th, 2019, 1:41 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: First Time Rowing Programme Suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: First Time Rowing Programme Suggestions

The C2 web site is a good place to start:

https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/ ... t-workouts

Welcome to erging and welcome to the forum. : )
by Ombrax
August 13th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Should I be doing rest meters?
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Should I be doing rest meters?

I believe "active rest" where you just paddle at very low effort is good to help your muscles recover and prepare for the next interval. Something about continuing blood flow and helping the muscles flush out waste. I read that just recently, but don't remember all the details.
by Ombrax
August 12th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Blood Pressure Monitor
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: Blood Pressure Monitor

This is a trustworthy source of information: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/in-depth/high-blood-pressure/art-20047889 Measure your blood pressure twice daily. The first measurement should be in the morning before eating or taking any medications, and the second in...
by Ombrax
August 11th, 2019, 4:59 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: New to Rowing and Looking for Training Plans
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: New to Rowing and Looking for Training Plans

I’m looking forward to learning proper form and getting the meters in. Spend some time looking around on the C2 web site, they have lots on info, including technique videos and some ideas for workouts. At the start it's worth investing the time with the basics before putting too much effort into a ...
by Ombrax
August 10th, 2019, 11:09 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Drag factor (again) for newbee
Replies: 21
Views: 5501

Re: Drag factor (again) for newbee

longer answer is that there will be some who train at higher DF and some at lower but most have a sweet spot in that range. There are heaps of threads here with a lots of discussion, Should say though that the actual number is not as important as some think and whether it is 118 or 125 is not going...