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ob1barbellz
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Newbie rower

Post by ob1barbellz » March 26th, 2020, 5:53 am

Hi , everyone. Due to covid19, my gym is closed so I've decided to get a concept2d and burn some fat with it
I was "powerlifter" before the shutdown. Results are somewhat average , deadlift 500 something in comp (bw 181) , best gym bench is 365 (bw 205lb) and 445*2 single ply.

Ive read an article about rowing "test" : 500meters
"Needs work" - 1:45 or more
"Good" - 1:35 ... 1:36 was my time (not bragging or anything just giving some sort of picture where im at)
Never rowed before that


Now the question is : if fatloss is the current goal , should i just stick to 40-60 minutes of low intensity or perform any sort of sprints? Is there a program for such goal ?
Thanks

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Re: Newbie rower

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Re: Newbie rower

Post by Dangerscouse » March 26th, 2020, 11:04 am

ob1barbellz wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 5:53 am
Hi , everyone. Due to covid19, my gym is closed so I've decided to get a concept2d and burn some fat with it
I was "powerlifter" before the shutdown. Results are somewhat average , deadlift 500 something in comp (bw 181) , best gym bench is 365 (bw 205lb) and 445*2 single ply.

Ive read an article about rowing "test" : 500meters
"Needs work" - 1:45 or more
"Good" - 1:35 ... 1:36 was my time (not bragging or anything just giving some sort of picture where im at)
Never rowed before that


Now the question is : if fatloss is the current goal , should i just stick to 40-60 minutes of low intensity or perform any sort of sprints? Is there a program for such goal ?
Thanks
Welcome to the forum. Long and steady sessions are best for fat loss, but it's very useful to do some sprints / intervals regularly too so your body responds better to the change of stimulus
46 HWT; 6' 4"; Liverpool 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:27; 6k= 21:23; 10k= 36:21 30mins= 8,356m 60mins= 16,317m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:49:39; 50k= 3:28:18; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

"You reap what you Row"

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Re: Newbie rower

Post by winniewinser » March 26th, 2020, 12:17 pm

ob1barbellz wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 5:53 am
Hi , everyone. Due to covid19, my gym is closed so I've decided to get a concept2d and burn some fat with it
I was "powerlifter" before the shutdown. Results are somewhat average , deadlift 500 something in comp (bw 181) , best gym bench is 365 (bw 205lb) and 445*2 single ply.

Ive read an article about rowing "test" : 500meters
"Needs work" - 1:45 or more
"Good" - 1:35 ... 1:36 was my time (not bragging or anything just giving some sort of picture where im at)
Never rowed before that


Now the question is : if fatloss is the current goal , should i just stick to 40-60 minutes of low intensity or perform any sort of sprints? Is there a program for such goal ?
Thanks
Welcome aboard.

Impressive 500m time so definitely strong.

Long slow sessions will definitely help for weight loss. I find breaking them up into say 4km chunks with small break for hydration and comfort adjustments works well.

Cheers
Alex
LWT, 6"2" Male, 1972, 1min=334m LWT, 1km=3:30.6, 2km=6:53.5 LWT, 5km=18:36.9, 10km=38:26.7, 60' 14,976m, HM 1:26:04.6
Goals - 6:50 2km, 18:20 5km, sub 38:00 10km, complete FM

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Re: Newbie rower

Post by ob1barbellz » March 27th, 2020, 11:49 am

Thank you guys

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