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by Ombrax
May 1st, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers
Replies: 29
Views: 1567

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

heartygrain wrote:
May 1st, 2019, 11:52 am
with the same effort I am just so much slower at home. Any ideas?
You could compare your heart rate (avg and max) at home vs at the gym. That's more likely to be an "real" number than how you feel when rowing.
by Ombrax
May 1st, 2019, 2:22 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How to reset pm5 lifetime maters & keep history
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: How to reset pm5 lifetime maters & keep history

johnlvs2run wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 10:12 pm
How to reset pm5 lifetime maters & keep history
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by Ombrax
May 1st, 2019, 12:38 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 generates 5 splits for 2k row?
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: PM5 generates 5 splits for 2k row?

I haven't used a PM5, just 2+, 3, and 4, but on the one I use most (the 4) the user can control the split distance on a workout like a basic 2k. Did you accidentally change that?
by Ombrax
April 23rd, 2019, 11:34 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Fat Noob needs starting advice
Replies: 151
Views: 69104

Re: Fat Noob needs starting advice

I just received my rower yesterday after saving up for a few months starting in January, and found this thread one of the more inspiring things out there. I put on my first 1,000+ meters last night and am ready to get back down tonight. Welcome to the forum. :) With some dedicated effort you'll fin...
by Ombrax
April 21st, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dismantling the Dyno flywheel
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: Dismantling the Dyno flywheel

I'd call C2 and ask them directly. There aren't a lot of Dynos out there, so the user support base isn't nearly what it is for the rowers. I had some questions about how best to lube the short chain loop (access is difficult on the earlier models, before they added a lube port) and they were quite h...
by Ombrax
April 21st, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Removing A PM2 From A Concept 2 C Model
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Removing A PM2 From A Concept 2 C Model

This won't help you much, but a while back I replaced the PM 2+ on my Model C and don't remember having any issues removing it (other than the fact that the old arm wasn't compatible with the new PM, so I had to also get a new arm from C2, but it wasn't very expensive).
by Ombrax
April 15th, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Buying an Model B in 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: Buying an Model B in 2019

I wouldn't worry about the PM2 being "low tech" compared the more recent models - if you're trying to save a few bucks that's a good place to do it and for basic workouts it will be fine. As long as the rower and the PM are in decent shape and the price is reasonable given their condition you'll be ...
by Ombrax
April 11th, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Best padded seat
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Best padded seat

I need a better padded seat, even the padded shorts I purchased weren't ideal, man this is painful. 1) Padding is almost never the answer to a more comfortable saddle. 2) Bike saddles are highly personal, and what is perfect for one person might be the proverbial "@ss hatchet" for another. You have...
by Ombrax
April 11th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Does tiny feet affect rowing?
Replies: 12
Views: 535

Re: Does tiny feet affect rowing?

Welcome to the forum :) 1) In my experience I only need the straps if I'm rowing super-hard. I never race competitively and rarely do any distances "for time" so 99.9% of my rowing is "strapless." They can be useful, but for me they aren't that important. If you're using the correct technique you ca...
by Ombrax
April 7th, 2019, 10:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rowing Physique
Replies: 19
Views: 1903

Re: Rowing Physique

tesseracts wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Thanks everybody for the feedback on my concerns! I went ahead and got the erg and it arrived today! I was actually at the gym, paying to use the rowing machine, when it was delivered 3 days early unbeknownst to me :D
So it's been a month - how are things going with the new erg?
by Ombrax
April 4th, 2019, 11:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing or Strength first in a given workout session?
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Rowing or Strength first in a given workout session?

(Apologies if this has already been discussed ad nauseam, I did a quick search and didn't find anything.) Bottom line question: Cardio or Strength first? Depending on my schedule I work out either 3 or 4 times a week, and alternate two types of workouts: 1) Rowing (sometimes intervals, sometimes a s...
by Ombrax
April 4th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Impact of different types of exercise on your heart
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Impact of different types of exercise on your heart

Rowing is mentioned in passing: https://nyti.ms/2K2AdYt "While almost any exercise can prompt remodeling of the left ventricle over time, different types of exercise often produce subtly different effects. A 2015 study found, for instance, that competitive rowers, whose sport combines endurance and ...
by Ombrax
April 4th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for keeping the back out of the stroke?
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: Tips for keeping the back out of the stroke?

If you look at the C2 "this is how one should row" videos the gal is lifting her heels at the catch.

I'm no expert, but I don't believe there's anything horribly wrong with doing that. Especially in your case.
by Ombrax
April 3rd, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Rower
Replies: 18
Views: 941

Re: New Rower

Welcome to the forum Sid, and congratulations on starting to row. If you keep at it you will find that it's a great way to exercise. There are quite a few threads on the forum about weight loss. You'll find that most folks who've successfully lost weight recommend going with long (but obviously not ...
by Ombrax
April 2nd, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Keto
Replies: 14
Views: 910

Re: Keto

This isn't directly related to the OP's question, but perhaps of interest just the same. A while back I read this story in the NYT about the effect of ketogenic diets on the brain and decided that they were not for me. I would worry that anything that can have such a dramatic impact (although in the...