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by Allan Olesen
July 29th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Another Drag Factor Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1296

Re: Another Drag Factor Question

Is the idea of reducing DF to increase my stroke rate whilst reducing resistance? In most cases: No, you should not reduce resistance. It is not the drag factor, which creates the resistance. You create the resistance. The harder you pull, the more resistance you will feel. With the lower drag fact...
by Allan Olesen
July 27th, 2020, 3:17 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Sensing Error
Replies: 7
Views: 1183

Re: Sensing Error

Is it possible that some Bluetooth/ErgData issue might be behind the bug? You seem very confident that it is a bug. In my case (RowErg), it wasn't. I found a broken connection between the jack plug and one of the conductors in the cable. My problem came after having moved the Erg around and having ...
by Allan Olesen
July 26th, 2020, 6:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Technique / Stats Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Re: Technique / Stats Advice

10k / 39.42 / 30 sm / 207 W / Drag 182 9k / 40:00 / 22 sm / 151 W / Drag 118 Can anyone offer any advice on what to work on based on the above ? You could work on a stronger stroke. The idea is fewer, but stronger strokes, so you maintain your effort or power. (Unless you were actually aiming for a...
by Allan Olesen
July 26th, 2020, 4:17 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 not connecting after reset
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: PM5 not connecting after reset

Could the plug for the sensor wire have become unplugged when you tilted the monitor to access the reset button?

Is your PM5 still set up for the correct model after the reset? (There is a screen where you can see it. I don't remember the details.)
by Allan Olesen
July 25th, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Complexity and Beginner Pete Plan
Replies: 12
Views: 1337

Re: Training Complexity and Beginner Pete Plan

2. What is the best way to approach lowering my SPM to align with the BPP recommend? I have tried a brief "pause" as I start recovery, but it does not feel ideal for building a rhythm. What I feel works best for me is slowing down the middle part and the end of the recovery. So when I end the drive...
by Allan Olesen
July 25th, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Heart rate monitor advice and should I upgrade PM3?
Replies: 14
Views: 1715

Re: Heart rate monitor advice and should I upgrade PM3?

So with the PM5 you don't have to use a chest strap? You need some kind of heart rate sensor, but it doesn't need to be a chest strap. If you prefer an arm strap with an optical sensor (like I do), that is perfectly fine. Whatever you buy, it has to support either Bluetooth or ANT+ communication to...
by Allan Olesen
July 25th, 2020, 4:36 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Heart rate monitor advice and should I upgrade PM3?
Replies: 14
Views: 1715

Re: Heart rate monitor advice and should I upgrade PM3?

If you want your heart rate displayed/recorded on the PM3, you will need both a heart rate sensor for yourself and a cabled receiver for your PM3. The heart rate sensor will have to be a special (however quite cheap) Polar model. I have used that solution for more than a year, and it is really annoy...
by Allan Olesen
July 22nd, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heart Rate Monitor
Replies: 24
Views: 10590

Re: Heart Rate Monitor

Nice, but kind of pricey. Not really. When I bought mine, the OH1 was cheap, and the OH1+ was somewhat more expensive. Which made absolutely no sense, since the OH1+ is the same hardware with a newer firmware. So the first time you do a firmware upgrade on an OH1, it turns into an OH1+. Anyway, eve...
by Allan Olesen
July 22nd, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing speed vs running speed
Replies: 25
Views: 4350

Re: Rowing speed vs running speed

What I find a bit odd is that there doesn't seem to be an Age Grading in rowing. There are rankings for age groups in the C2 logbook. So you can see, which percentile in your age group you fit into. Also, there is an age grading for rowing. We use it here in Denmark to remove any age advantages whe...
by Allan Olesen
July 21st, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heart Rate Monitor
Replies: 24
Views: 10590

Re: Heart Rate Monitor

That's surprising. I thought that the chest-strap heart-rate monitors are the most reliable and accurate. Same here. Me too. But not anymore. I think I have almost any chest strap model, Garmin ever made. But a year ago I bought a Polar OH1 optical heart rate sensor, and now I use that one 90% of t...
by Allan Olesen
July 18th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: some Qs from newb
Replies: 10
Views: 1653

Re: some Qs from newb

thanks for answer, would you recommend put daily up to one hour with 2.30 pace or up to 2 hours with 2.50 pace and below 140 hr There is a lot of discussion on whether easy can be too easy if the purpose is base fitness building. Personally, I think that as long as you produce the same amount of en...
by Allan Olesen
July 16th, 2020, 12:57 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: some Qs from newb
Replies: 10
Views: 1653

Re: some Qs from newb

3. Now about wattage, after I was reading about watts and and watts per stroke, I am confused and dont know how to procced. I tried to make long strokes with strong pushoff with legs and that got me in zone 4-5 pretty fast As far as I can see, your pace got you in zone 4-5. You increased your strok...
by Allan Olesen
July 14th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Fast 500m row time -1.40minute HELP
Replies: 19
Views: 2094

Re: Fast 500m row time -1.40minute HELP

Police academy. So you are quite young, but past your teen years, I assume. Male? If so, I will claim that you don't need any specific 500 meter training at all. You will easily reach your target with a little amount of general fitness rowing with focus on getting enough energy in each stroke. Actu...
by Allan Olesen
July 12th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Resistance
Replies: 11
Views: 2114

Re: Resistance

Correct me if I'm wrong but it seemed the harder you try to work on this thing the harder it gets. I have never tried the BikeErg, but since it has the same fan mechanism as the RowingErg, I am pretty sure that the resistance will increase with the square of the velocity. So if you increase the vel...
by Allan Olesen
July 12th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Follow up on previous request for help generating power at lower drag.
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: Follow up on previous request for help generating power at lower drag.

6:00.0 1,427m 2:06.1 174 900 23 Congratulations. That is almost 7.6 WattMinutes per stroke. In your previous thread you were at 5.3 WattMinutes per stroke, so your new stroke is much stronger, even if you can't keep it for long. Might I suggest some sessions where you try to keep the same stroke en...