Training slump... it finally happened to me... :(

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Re: Training slump... it finally happened to me... :(

Post by Gammmmo » June 13th, 2019, 3:11 am

lancecampeau wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Gammmmo wrote:
June 8th, 2019, 7:47 am
Work on your 1min and 500m PBs. If my PBs are better and I'm significantly lighter than you, you should be able to eclipse them. Now....go train :D
A large amount of my training over the last 2 years has focused on base aerobic work and & weights. It makes sense to try these sprint distances with more gusto. I feel confident that with some focus, I should be able to break 350m for the 1 Min and land in the 1:28 range for the 500m
Well....it actually makes more sense for you do concentrate on shorter erg stuff if you want to combine with weights as they complement each other a bit better. This would also play to your natural size advantage.

More widely, just picking up on the some of the comments about "what to do with the erg once the newbie gains are done"...I have come to the conclusion that unless you are really going to set the world alight with the erg and post some truly amazing scores, you'd be better off combining the erg with other things either for enjoyment or in a synergistic way e.g. HIT+Weights. That said, once newbie gains are done with the erg, you could argue that's when the really interesting stuff starts...you have to start thinking about how to get those marginal gains and experimenting and seeing what works...therein lies alot of satisfaction as part of the process. Finally, to those who just want to erg for the heck of it, maybe for weight maintenance or stress relief or whatever, then that's absolutely fine too...it all boils down to what YOU want.
Paul, 47M, 5'11" 75kg (ish), ex bike time trialler.
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Re: Training slump... it finally happened to me... :(

Post by hjs » June 13th, 2019, 4:08 am

Gammmmo wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 3:11 am
lancecampeau wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Gammmmo wrote:
June 8th, 2019, 7:47 am
Work on your 1min and 500m PBs. If my PBs are better and I'm significantly lighter than you, you should be able to eclipse them. Now....go train :D
A large amount of my training over the last 2 years has focused on base aerobic work and & weights. It makes sense to try these sprint distances with more gusto. I feel confident that with some focus, I should be able to break 350m for the 1 Min and land in the 1:28 range for the 500m
Well....it actually makes more sense for you do concentrate on shorter erg stuff if you want to combine with weights as they complement each other a bit better. This would also play to your natural size advantage.

More widely, just picking up on the some of the comments about "what to do with the erg once the newbie gains are done"...I have come to the conclusion that unless you are really going to set the world alight with the erg and post some truly amazing scores, you'd be better off combining the erg with other things either for enjoyment or in a synergistic way e.g. HIT+Weights. That said, once newbie gains are done with the erg, you could argue that's when the really interesting stuff starts...you have to start thinking about how to get those marginal gains and experimenting and seeing what works...therein lies alot of satisfaction as part of the process. Finally, to those who just want to erg for the heck of it, maybe for weight maintenance or stress relief or whatever, then that's absolutely fine too...it all boils down to what YOU want.
I would even say, newby gains, are no gains at all, just sitting on the machine is enough is improve. Once you are beyond this stange, the real “gains” start, the ones you have to work for. Which is much more rewarding.

I do understand though thats no for everybody. There are people who switch sports every few years, to get back in the newby fase.
Thats could be in erging itself also. You could specialise, long distance, middle, sprint. Makes you a sort or newby every fase.
For my training see twitter @Hjsrowing

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Re: Training slump... it finally happened to me... :(

Post by Anth_F » June 13th, 2019, 8:58 am

Gammmmo wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 3:11 am
Finally, to those who just want to erg for the heck of it, maybe for weight maintenance or stress relief or whatever, then that's absolutely fine too...it all boils down to what YOU want.
Yerp!!!

Another of the things that stops me getting fed up of the erg tbh!!! Is just knowing it's doing me some good, and feel good after a row, even if it's just doing something that requires no more than 10mins work on occasions. And it's a great stress reliever i find. I think even just the fact my erg is permanently setup helps for me a lot... i'd probably not bother to use it as much if i had to keep dragging it out to set it up.
42yo male 5'10 78kg (Rowing since june 9th 2016) PB's 5k 19:22

My goals are simply to keep fit/get fitter and continue to enjoy rowing on the C2 :)

https://log.concept2.com/log

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