Dark horse

General discussion on Training. How to get better on your erg, how to use your erg to get better at another sport, or anything else about improving your abilities.
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Tazio
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Dark horse

Post by Tazio » October 14th, 2021, 3:36 am

Signed up today to dark horse as I liked there instructional videos on technique….so decided to take the leap and sign up to there beginner course !
Just wondering wether many of you have done the same and how you found it ?

electricstart
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Re: Dark horse

Post by electricstart » October 16th, 2021, 9:03 am

I watched a lot of his videos and learned a lot . I have been doing Pete's beginner course . Good luck

winniewinser
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Re: Dark horse

Post by winniewinser » October 16th, 2021, 1:02 pm

Another vote for the online DH videos......found this one particularly useful and often use it for a warmup or cooldown session.

https://youtu.be/b-yiSfzl2dU
Alex, LWTM, 6'2" 49yo, 100m 17.3 1' 340m, 500m 1:30.0, 1km 3:14.3, 4min 1220m, 2km 6:50.2, 5km 17:59.8, 6km 21:46.7, 30' 8082m, 10km 37:31.3, 60' 15,669m, HM 1:22:14.7, FM 3:08:12.8

Skierg 1' 281m, 2km 8:15.1, 5km 21:28.7, 30' 6871m

ukaserex
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Re: Dark horse

Post by ukaserex » October 16th, 2021, 10:28 pm

I have the course. I do not much like all the partial stroke stuff. I find that stuff totally useless. It's like stretching before a workout. Waste of time and energy. I never stretch, I just row slowly for a warm-up. (But that's just me - don't be like me)

The workouts are interesting, but ultimately, I don't think there's much point to the course, unless you want the Concept 2 certification. I do like the videos Shane Farmer puts out. He's entertaining, and I've learned a great deal from his stuff on YouTube. So much so, that the course was a disappointment, as I really didn't learn anything in it that I hadn't already picked up here, and on YouTube. The certification, however, that's good to have. I think it can open some doors if you're inclined to coach at certain group class studios.
100M - 16.1 1 Min - 370 500M - 1:25.1 1k - 3:10.2 4:00 - 1216 2k 6:37.0 5k 17:58.8 6k - 21:54.1 30 Min. - 8130 10k - 37:49.7 60:00 - 15604
1/2 Marathon 1:28:44.3 Marathon 2:59:36

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Tony Cook
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Re: Dark horse

Post by Tony Cook » October 17th, 2021, 1:39 am

ukaserex wrote:
October 16th, 2021, 10:28 pm
I have the course. I do not much like all the partial stroke stuff. I find that stuff totally useless.
And yet pick drill and reverse pick drill are staple rowing drill across the world of rowing, at all levels.
I use them regularly even with an experience crew when they get sloppy and start to get out of sync with each other, invariably because one or two are opening up too early in the stroke or starting to ‘pull up on the oar’ at the start of the recovery.
People think they are doing something properly because they do it a lot, they often don’t realise their breakdown in form.
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PBs only from 2020 - 100m 15.7s - 1min 355m - 500m 1:28.4 - 1k 3:10.6 - 2k 6:31.6 - 5k 17:34.9 - 6k 20:57.5 - 30min @ 20SPM 8,336m - 10k 36:28.0 - 1 hour 16,094m - HM 1:18:51.7

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