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by Ombrax
April 2nd, 2019, 12:41 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Can you get Erectile Dysfunction similar to a bicycle seat?
Replies: 13
Views: 865

Re: Can you get Erectile Dysfunction similar to a bicycle seat?

On the positive side this encouraged me back on the erg,,,, I cannot see how the erg seat can place the same load in the same way as the bike saddle. In a previous life, for over 15 years, I used to ride 3-4 times a week, typically about 2 hours, but sometimes a lot longer. Lately I've taped off on...
by Ombrax
March 30th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Damper settings / drag factor question
Replies: 14
Views: 658

Re: Damper settings / drag factor question

For me therefore, there is roughly a 7 second per 500m deterioration going from 2km to 10km on damper 10 setting. Observing what I see from people’s pbs on here that gap is typically wider (10secs or more), so am wondering if contrary to popular belief the longer the distance the higher the DF the ...
by Ombrax
March 23rd, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: WaterRower v. Concept 2 foot position?
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: WaterRower v. Concept 2 foot position?

The rail on the Concept 2 also seems to angle up slightly, whereas the WR is flat. I've looked at tons of comparison videos but have not seen this mentioned, so was wondering if anyone can comment on whether these are real differences Welcome to the forum. I can't help with the foot position questi...
by Ombrax
March 14th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rowing Physique
Replies: 19
Views: 1903

Re: Rowing Physique

mitchel674 wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 7:14 pm
No need to worry. This fine young woman is a top rowing recruit at USC. She has remarkably dainty arms and legs for a top rower!
I've been wondering if the rowing connection to the admissions scandal would come up.
by Ombrax
March 14th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Technique/Initiating stroke with back
Replies: 32
Views: 1159

Re: Technique/Initiating stroke with back

Re: the PM force curve display As was pointed out above, where a basic technique is useful to get newbies on the right track, I think the force curve is also useful to them. If you see something with double / camel humps then you know something is awry and needs to be addressed. However, if you've b...
by Ombrax
March 14th, 2019, 4:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Technique/Initiating stroke with back
Replies: 32
Views: 1159

Re: Technique/Initiating stroke with back

hobbit wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 4:11 am
I presume that all these styles are used by top class OTW rowers of different "schools", am I right?
This is the original document (with more details):

http://www.biorow.com/Papers_files/2006 ... hanics.pdf
by Ombrax
March 12th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Technique/Initiating stroke with back
Replies: 32
Views: 1159

Re: Technique/Initiating stroke with back

Keep in mind that there are different "styles" of rowing, some of which involve the back (aka "trunk") earlier than others. I've posted this on another thread, but it's applicable here too: https://therowingclub.wordpress.com/2017/02/27/coaching-the-drive-by-howard-aiken/ https://i2.wp.com/crossedbl...
by Ombrax
March 8th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Not seeing stroke data from a workout on a USB stick.
Replies: 13
Views: 489

Re: Not seeing stroke data from a workout on a USB stick.

The Re-Row feature has a paceboat that goes at your AVERAGE pace for the entire row, : : The paceboat does NOT mimic the way you were rowing the previous workout, just average pace. I thought the Re-Row pace boat speed was constant over each split of the workout, but not for the entire row. (Assumi...
by Ombrax
March 7th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Concept2, PM4 Rower: Heartrate Monitoring clocks/belts
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Concept2, PM4 Rower: Heartrate Monitoring clocks/belts

To give you one more data point, I use a Garmin chest strap that uses the ANT+ standard.
Works quite well, and is reliable.

I got is from these folks:

https://www.heartratemonitorsusa.com/pr ... 1611665506
by Ombrax
March 7th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Need New Goals
Replies: 12
Views: 468

Re: Need New Goals

Get a SkiErg and do "rowathlon" competitions.
by Ombrax
March 5th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Stationary starts - vs moving starts
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: Stationary starts - vs moving starts

I think another common term, from the auto and bicycle world, is a "rolling start."
by Ombrax
March 5th, 2019, 5:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Serious student rower looking to become better
Replies: 39
Views: 1340

Re: Serious student rower looking to become better

jackarabit wrote:
March 4th, 2019, 9:29 am
That explains the chick in the gogo boots outside the recruiting office back in ‘68. :|
Twenty-year olds are easy pickings for women like that, but guys have to learn somehow to beware of hot chicks.

I saw "Full Metal Jacket," so I know how much full all that was... "Me love you long time."
by Ombrax
March 4th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Serious student rower looking to become better
Replies: 39
Views: 1340

Re: Serious student rower looking to become better

jackarabit wrote:
March 4th, 2019, 1:27 am
Probably shouldn’t get involved with Tuff Love vs. the Welcome Wagon
For the record, I have no problems with "Tuff Love," it's just that I think it's more appropriate for the "Welcome Wagon" to get there first. There will be plenty of time later for the hard realities stuff.
by Ombrax
March 4th, 2019, 12:43 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Brand new (2 hrs of use) Model D Squeak/grind noise
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: Brand new (2 hrs of use) Model D Squeak/grind noise

Did you notice this thread? viewtopic.php?f=10&t=185254

If that doesn't help or isn't applicable to your issue I would contact C2 directly and see what they say.

Good Luck
by Ombrax
March 3rd, 2019, 12:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Serious student rower looking to become better
Replies: 39
Views: 1340

Re: Serious student rower looking to become better

what would be a good rate for a 2k for me? is 36 ok or is that still too high? Regarding stroke rate, It depends on the situation. If you're racing, then 36 spm is OK. But very little of our erging is racing, and most is basic training. And for the majority of that, stroke rates of 20-24 spm are mu...