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by Ombrax
July 11th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Help with goal setting
Replies: 21
Views: 664

Re: Help with goal setting

Welcome to the forum. I think that before you decide on specific rowing goals you need to figure out how rowing fits into your overall fitness / health plan. For example, are you doing it to loose weight? Or maybe to provide cardio fitness while also lifting x days a week? Do you do other cardio stu...
by Ombrax
July 10th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: New model
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: New model

C2 doesn't announce ahead of time when they will be releasing a new model.

Just get a D or E, depending on what you like.

My C is still going strong, and others are still using their Bs.
by Ombrax
July 10th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello - Rower Choice
Replies: 22
Views: 1135

Re: Hello - Rower Choice

If I like it and can navigate it As far as navigating the various menus on the PM (Performance Monitor) that can be as simple or as complicated as you like. You can just sit down and start to row, or you can choose pre-programmed workouts, or program your own. For a test drive I think just rowing i...
by Ombrax
July 9th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Thinking of adding the kettlebell swing to my KB routine
Replies: 12
Views: 625

Re: Thinking of adding the kettlebell swing to my KB routine

My principle daily weight sesssion is carrying two buckets of AC condenser water (60-70 lbs) up the cellar stairs twice daily. My legs are telling me it will soon be one at a time. :? Time for a condensate pump. I got mine at Grainger and they work quite well - should be able to lift the water out ...
by Ombrax
July 8th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: newbie needs help
Replies: 43
Views: 2266

Re: newbie needs help

A small image, but if you look on the C2 web site there are tons of manuals, schematics and blow-up images.

https://www.concept2.com/service/indoor ... schematics

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by Ombrax
July 7th, 2019, 11:46 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: New to rowing
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: New to rowing

I'm currently just doing short intervals in an effort to build a base of endurance and cardiorespiratory strength. If one of your initial goals is building a "base" you may want to consider doing longer but a bit easier workouts instead of short (and presumably harder) intervals. Both are important...
by Ombrax
July 5th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello - Rower Choice
Replies: 22
Views: 1135

Re: Hello - Rower Choice

"Tbh, if you don't have problems to get down low and back up then a D model would be fine for you imo." ^^^^ I agree that this is the key issue. If it's easier for you to down and up from a higher position then consider the E. Otherwise, there's no reason to not get the D. Good luck getting back int...
by Ombrax
July 4th, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Thinking of adding the kettlebell swing to my KB routine
Replies: 12
Views: 625

Re: Thinking of adding the kettlebell swing to my KB routine

Thanks guys.

I think I'll give it a shot on my own and if it seems to be going well, take it from there. If things don't seem to be working out I'll find someone who does know how to do it to set me straight.

Hip hinge, straight back, don't try to do too much too soon, etc...
by Ombrax
July 3rd, 2019, 12:08 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Thinking of adding the kettlebell swing to my KB routine
Replies: 12
Views: 625

Thinking of adding the kettlebell swing to my KB routine

Currently on days when I row and do KB's I typically do the following: Row for around 20-30 minutes 10 minute cool-down on a treadmill 12 Turkish get ups (L then R side) 12 Arm Bar (L then R side) 3 x 10 Bicep curl + overhead press So, I'm thinking that it might be nice to finish with some swings. H...
by Ombrax
July 2nd, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Ankle replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Ankle replacement

How about the SkiErg?

That can be done seated, which would not put any load on your ankle.

https://www.concept2.com/news/sit-stand ... ierg-rehab

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by Ombrax
July 2nd, 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers
Replies: 76
Views: 3515

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

I was rowing on a model E very well maintained on a cruise ship with a drag factor of approx 120. It was easy to go lower than 2:00 for the 500m split, rowing sometimes at 1:45 to 1:50 in peak rowing, while, at home, for the same drag factor, I have to row my ass off to go under 2:00 ! I am 5’9 213...
by Ombrax
July 1st, 2019, 4:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: newbie needs help
Replies: 43
Views: 2266

Re: newbie needs help

Allan Olesen wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 1:59 am
Otherwise he will probably keep on trying to increase his stroke rate more and more in an attempt to get a better pace.
I agree that most noobs should know that the majority of their training needs to be at around 20-24 strokes / min and they should concentrate on putting power on in that range.
by Ombrax
June 30th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: newbie needs help
Replies: 43
Views: 2266

Re: newbie needs help

Allan Olesen: "I am trying to clear up a fundamental misunderstanding, and you are not helping" Might as well explain the whole story to folks. With a little help I'm sure they'll be able to understand the science behind it. To row fast push/pull hard (using good technique of course). To row faster ...
by Ombrax
June 30th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: newbie needs help
Replies: 43
Views: 2266

Re: newbie needs help

No, your pace in minutes per 500 meter has (almost) nothing to do with your stroke rate. You can row a slow pace of 3:00 minutes/500m with 30 spm. Or you can row a fast pace of 2:00 minutes/500m with 20 spm. Your pace primarily depends on how hard you pull, and only slightly on how often you pull. ...
by Ombrax
June 28th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Optimising the catch
Replies: 16
Views: 968

Re: Optimising the catch

Noseve wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Quatroux wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Also, I'd say if I see an athlete with a jolt at the catch at any rather below 35 or so.
was that sentence a result of your phone auto-correct? What did you mean to say?
I'm pretty sure Q meant "at any [stroke] rate below 35 [strokes / minute] or so"