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by Ombrax
July 24th, 2019, 1:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Noob errors from a newbie, some tips & encouragement
Replies: 40
Views: 2702

Re: Noob errors from a newbie, some tips & encouragement

I just keep rowing at a HR of 125-130 If you're in the mood to discuss your approach, how did you choose this as your range during your erg sessions? Have you tried to figure out about what your max is? Have you considered doing a few pieces at higher HRR numbers? Just wondering, mainly because I'm...
by Ombrax
July 22nd, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Squeaky Skierg (coming from Top Right Pulley)
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Squeaky Skierg (coming from Top Right Pulley)

Have you checked the manual and the routine maintenance stuff? https://www.concept2.com/service/skierg/skierg-2/manuals-and-schematics I didn't see anything about what I'm about to suggest, but I'll mention it just the same: When I hear squeaking at something like a pulley, which presumably has some...
by Ombrax
July 22nd, 2019, 4:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Focusing on the PM and your pace vs not watching and/or letting your mind wander
Replies: 31
Views: 808

Re: Focusing on the PM and your pace vs not watching and/or letting your mind wander

To give you some insight into my motivation, I asked because I find it challenging psychologically to be constantly tracking the pace, so it turns out that rowing is both a mental effort to push your body to "stay on pace" with every single stroke, after stroke, after stroke, and a physical challeng...
by Ombrax
July 22nd, 2019, 2:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Focusing on the PM and your pace vs not watching and/or letting your mind wander
Replies: 31
Views: 808

Re: Focusing on the PM and your pace vs not watching and/or letting your mind wander

For most people here a 2k+5 pace means a faster pace than 5k pace and so they won't be able to train longer then 10-15min (or do intervals). Agreed, and as I said, most of my workouts aren't very long (I want to have something left to lift weights). If I'm doing a single piece, the longest I go is ...
by Ombrax
July 21st, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Focusing on the PM and your pace vs not watching and/or letting your mind wander
Replies: 31
Views: 808

Re: Focusing on the PM and your pace vs not watching and/or letting your mind wander

If so, then you are not going at 2k plus 5. That reference being is used for a real max effort. Absolute pace does not matter so much. A max effort is a max effort, nomatter what pace. Of course by definition neither a 2k pace, nor a 2k + 5 pace can be a max effort. Clearly 2k+5 is slower than 2k, ...
by Ombrax
July 21st, 2019, 3:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Focusing on the PM and your pace vs not watching and/or letting your mind wander
Replies: 31
Views: 808

Re: Focusing on the PM and your pace vs not watching and/or letting your mind wander

2k plus ? So you race every day, sounds pretty draining to me. I'm not a racer and not terribly fast, so It isn't as big of a deal as it may seem to be. It was just my way of specifying that I'm not talking about relaxed erging, where for example, you can carry on a conversation with others, but ar...
by Ombrax
July 21st, 2019, 2:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Focusing on the PM and your pace vs not watching and/or letting your mind wander
Replies: 31
Views: 808

Focusing on the PM and your pace vs not watching and/or letting your mind wander

Perhaps because I don't do enough long stuff, I've fallen into a routine where the majority of my workouts are around a 2k +5 sec pace, +/- a few seconds, depending on how I feel that day and whether I'm doing a single longer piece or multiple shorter intervals. Basically it's hard enough (for me) t...
by Ombrax
July 20th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New erg feeling DF
Replies: 47
Views: 1335

Re: New erg feeling DF

hjs wrote:
July 20th, 2019, 9:08 am
Bungee cord can be different, but even that does not slow you down.
Isn't that Slidewinder's cue to jump in? ;)
by Ombrax
July 20th, 2019, 1:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Suggestions of how to change up my training please?
Replies: 14
Views: 463

Re: Suggestions of how to change up my training please?

Height 5'6 (1.68) and 76 kg indicate BMI 27, which suggests you need to control input rather than output. The numbers below show the various "guidelines" ranges for BMI, which of course doesn't distinguish between fat and muscle. At <10% body fat, I very much doubt that the BMI 27 of the OP indicat...
by Ombrax
July 19th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Suggestions of how to change up my training please?
Replies: 14
Views: 463

Re: Suggestions of how to change up my training please?

Body fat < 10% Weight loss has now stopped, but I would like to lose another 6lbs (love handles) If you truly are at 10% body fat I don't see how you can have much more weight to loose, or how you can have "love handles." 10% is pretty darn low. Assuming you really do want / need to loose a bit mor...
by Ombrax
July 18th, 2019, 3:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: New to Rowing, how can I get a good 2k time?
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: New to Rowing, how can I get a good 2k time?

Your goal is completely realistic. If you keep doing what you're doing, then I think that you will achieve it. I think we should encourage him to do some longer distance workouts. I'm no expert and not a racer, but from what I've read here one way to improve, even for "short" stuff like a 2k is to ...
by Ombrax
July 15th, 2019, 2:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Confused by Stroker per Minutes
Replies: 17
Views: 662

Re: Confused by Stroker per Minutes

Blimey, no offense but that model "A" looks like something that was invented before rowing was! :P https://www.concept2.com/service/indoor-rowers/model-a Manufacture Dates 1981–1986 No longer in production https://www.concept2.com/company/about-concept2/timeline "A very early CRASH-B using Model A ...
by Ombrax
July 14th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Confused by Stroker per Minutes
Replies: 17
Views: 662

Re: Confused by Stroker per Minutes

So the Model A came with a mechanical "speedometer" display, but checking on the C2 web site it says that the PM 1 could be retrofitted onto the Model A rower. Of course PM 1's are no longer available. However, I could not figure out if the PM5 could be used on a Model A. Might not be worth it, but ...
by Ombrax
July 14th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Confused by Stroker per Minutes
Replies: 17
Views: 662

Re: Confused by Stroker per Minutes

NR, the best way to see how fast your "boat" is going is to set the PM (Performance Monitor) to display pace, which is most often discussed (and can be shown on the PM) as Time / 500m. So, something like 2:35 would be two minutes and thirty-five seconds per 500 m., or if you were to row at that pace...
by Ombrax
July 12th, 2019, 11:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New to rowing and looking for a basic training plan
Replies: 26
Views: 1058

Re: New to rowing and looking for a basic training plan

2) Before reading anything I just set the damper at 10 but then it started to hurt my back. I read about drag factor and settled in on a lower end of the range at 110. Back feels a lot better but is this too low? No, it isn't necessarily too low. If it helps your back that's a good reason to use it...