Soon to be New Model D Owner

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Re: Soon to be New Model D Owner

Post by lindsayh » May 16th, 2018, 4:48 am

Citroen wrote:To avoid blisters, take the gloves off. Your hands will harden up when they're kept dry.
Yes I agree - gloves off for me too although some like them
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Re: Soon to be New Model D Owner

Post by jackarabit » May 16th, 2018, 9:54 am

Cut the rib/stretch knit tops off old gym or hunting socks, fold double for wrist bands. Synthetics or blends are better than cotton imo as the synthetics wick the sweat away more efficiently. Altho wool holds moisture, it is uncomfortable and won’t hold its shape. But any sock will work to discover whether you prefer wrist bands to gloves.
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Re: Soon to be New Model D Owner

Post by lindsayh » May 17th, 2018, 6:17 am

Lindsay
67yo 91kg
Sydney Australia
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PBs (65y+) 1 min 349m, 500m 1:29.8, 1k 3:11.7 2k 6:47.4, 5km 18:07.9, 30' 7928m, 10k 37:57.2

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Re: Soon to be New Model D Owner

Post by Rowing2000 » May 24th, 2018, 1:20 am

I haven't gotten the guts to try taking the gloves off. You mentioning to keep them dry made me be extra careful about drying my hands after using the restroom, since I go right before I row. That seems to have solved the issue. I have two nice hard calluses now. I'very still been using my wright lifting gloves, although I think I'll try the socks. I like having soft hands, so am too nervous to go without anything.

How often do you all row? I've been doing an hour a day. I assume I don't get nearly as many meters in that hour, than the rest of you, though.

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Re: Soon to be New Model D Owner

Post by lindsayh » May 24th, 2018, 2:31 am

Rowing2000 wrote:How often do you all row? I've been doing an hour a day. I assume I don't get nearly as many meters in that hour, than the rest of you, though.
There is no standard answer to that question. An hour a day 6x per week is probably above average but there are people doing 10-20ks a week and some (a few) regularly doing 250ks a week! One rest day a week is a good idea though and mixing up what is done in the hour can be varied - boredom prevention.
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Re: Soon to be New Model D Owner

Post by Rowing2000 » May 27th, 2018, 11:49 am

My rower keeps cutting out on ringing up my time and meters. Sometimes if I unplug the battery and plug it back in one or both will come back. I ordered a free replacement door, hoping that will sort the issue. Anyone else have this issue?

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Re: Soon to be New Model D Owner

Post by Citroen » May 27th, 2018, 2:35 pm

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Re: Soon to be New Model D Owner

Post by sekitori » May 28th, 2018, 12:05 pm

lindsayh wrote: Yes I agree - gloves off for me too although some like them
For some of us, wearing gloves is a necessity. I was a dentist and although I wore latex gloves most of the time in my practice, there were times when I could take them off and patients could see my hands. A few of them commented that they looked quite callused and were surprised because they thought a dentist's hands should be smoother. I told them they occurred because of my use of the rowing machine. Since the appearance of my hands was important in my praciice, I realized that I had to do something about getting rid of the calluses. I didn't want to give up rowing, so instead I started wearing weight lifting gloves during my workouts. The calluses eventually disappeared and even though I am now retired, I stlll continue to the wear the weight lifting gloves. They're very comfortable and my hands remain smooth. I wouldn't be without them.

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