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by Ombrax
August 14th, 2017, 2:57 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: I need a bit of confirmation.........
Replies: 11
Views: 2586

Re: I need a bit of confirmation.........

I inspire on the drive and expire on return. In general, I believe you're supposed to exhale on the effort. Also, at low effort most folks have one breath per stroke, but as the work output / heart rate increase they switch over to two breaths per stroke. Your body should tell you when you need to ...
by Ombrax
August 11th, 2017, 1:04 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Please recommend a “shoulder health” workout
Replies: 22
Views: 5658

Re: Please recommend a “shoulder health” workout

Good point Paul. I also use a doorway to stretch my shoulders / chest i.e. stand in an open doorway holding on to the doorframe and lean into the gap holding for circa 1 min. As Paul said it's important to do 'contrarian' stretches This is just about the only stretche that causes pain in my shoulde...
by Ombrax
August 3rd, 2017, 8:37 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Problem - Anyone else experiencing pain at the bottom?
Replies: 16
Views: 4335

Re: Problem - Anyone else experiencing pain at the bottom?

This is merely anecdotal, but the basic C2 seat pad works well for me on my Model C rower at home. I'm pretty sure that the Model D rower uses a different (somewhat softer) seat, or at least the one at the gym feels a bit softer. I don't need a pad on that one. Try the C2 pad - they aren't expensive...
by Ombrax
August 3rd, 2017, 8:09 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: New kid on the block - BikeErg
Replies: 65
Views: 24380

Re: New kid on the block - BikeErg

Im exactly the opposite.. I use the C2 because it is "good" for me but cannot get away from counting strokes and distance so mentally it is tough,, on the other had I find my TACX interactive trainer totally entertaining and often(almost) forget Im just pedaling in my spare bedroom. I think the fac...
by Ombrax
August 3rd, 2017, 12:06 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: New kid on the block - BikeErg
Replies: 65
Views: 24380

Re: New kid on the block - BikeErg

I wish C2 all the best with the BikeErg, but have to say that as a cyclist (and owner of LeMond RevMaster stationary bike that gets little use) the main reason I row is that I find that if I'm forced to exercise indoors instead of out, rowing is much preferable to me than the mind-numbing boredom of...
by Ombrax
August 2nd, 2017, 8:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Road to my first Rowing Marathon !!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3929

Re: Road to my first Rowing Marathon !!!

Congratulations - that's a great story.

BTW, the damper on the Model D at my gym is set on 10 at least 75% of the time when I sit down to row. The very first thing I do is bring it down to around 5.5 then display the DF and tweak the lever until I get it around 120
by Ombrax
August 1st, 2017, 3:32 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Question about pace boat when doing a re-row
Replies: 8
Views: 1538

Re: Question about pace boat when doing a re-row

OK, so your previous performance is averaged over each of your previous splits, which is what the pace boat then follows. The more splits you have the more "final sprinting" the pace boat can do (assuming you did so in the first piece).

Thanks guys, that's what I suspected.
by Ombrax
July 31st, 2017, 10:11 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Question about pace boat when doing a re-row
Replies: 8
Views: 1538

Question about pace boat when doing a re-row

I could probably figure this out by experimenting a bit, but it’s easier to ask here: When I do a re-row against a previous effort of mine, say, a 2k piece that has some fluctuations in pace, mostly near the end where I tend to push myself a bit harder, does the pace boat stick to my original speed ...
by Ombrax
July 25th, 2017, 2:15 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Please recommend a “shoulder health” workout
Replies: 22
Views: 5658

Re: Please recommend a “shoulder health” workout

Dangerscouse wrote:I think that you should get the shoulders checked by a doctor just to be sure there's not some underlying issue.
Thanks for the exercise ideas.

Just today I made an appointment to see the orthopedic surgeon. We'll see what he thinks is going on in there...
by Ombrax
July 22nd, 2017, 12:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to indoor rowing - intensity question
Replies: 32
Views: 5279

Re: New to indoor rowing - intensity question

Some might quibble with a second or two here or there, or with the semantics of the descriptions, but IMO highly uneducated opinion, this seems reasonable. Given basis 8' 2k (2'/500m pace), one popular power/pace training zone scheme recommends: 2:31 -> 2:22 conversational (low aerobic) 2:22 -> 2:15...
by Ombrax
July 21st, 2017, 9:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New to indoor rowing - intensity question
Replies: 32
Views: 5279

Re: New to indoor rowing - intensity question

"conversational pace", "Sustainable", "Challenging" and "High intensity" as referred to on page 2? Currently aiming at 2'30, 2'15, 2' and 1'50 pace respectively but any advice would be useful! As you said, it varies from person to person, but in my case I would say that 2:30 is too easy for "conver...
by Ombrax
July 21st, 2017, 12:02 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Concept2 Model D break down and transport in my truck?
Replies: 10
Views: 2573

Re: Concept2 Model D break down and transport in my truck?

As long as you can accommodate something about 2 feet high under the tonneau cover (normally the width of the rower, but now that it's on it's side, the height of the "feet") you're good.


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by Ombrax
July 20th, 2017, 7:35 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Concept2 Model D break down and transport in my truck?
Replies: 10
Views: 2573

Re: Concept2 Model D break down and transport in my truck?

Is there any way to lay the fan portion flat? Yes, just lay it on it's side. It's 2' wide when assembled, so that would be the approximate height if you put it in there sideways. Edit: Be careful that you don't apply undue loads on the PM or the PM support arm, which of course will be sticking out ...
by Ombrax
July 20th, 2017, 6:36 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Concept2 Model D break down and transport in my truck?
Replies: 10
Views: 2573

Re: Concept2 Model D break down and transport in my truck?

http://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/model-d

Space Requirements

Assembled: 8 ft x 2 ft (244 cm x 61 cm)

With Clearance for Use: 9 ft x 4 ft (274 cm x 122 cm)

For Storage: 25 in x 33 in x 54 in (63.5 cm x 83.8 cm x 137.2 cm)

Machine Weight 57 lb (26 kg)
by Ombrax
July 19th, 2017, 7:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training for sub 7 2k
Replies: 7
Views: 5355

Re: Training for sub 7 2k

I think you should watch this for inspiration, then do 20x that:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVl0Zt-kZys