Weight adjustment calculator

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Nguyen
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Weight adjustment calculator

Post by Nguyen » October 13th, 2017, 11:31 am

I found this from the website of Concept2
http://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/t ... calculator

They calculate the weight factor: Wf = (Weight(lbp)/170) ^0.222 and the corrected time will be equal to Wf * ActualTime.
(in the webpage, in stead of using 170, they used 270)

What do you think about this method?
Age:32 Weight: 60kg Height:163cm Started rowing: 9/2017
500m 2:05 2K 8:48 5K 23:28

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Carl Watts
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Re: Weight adjustment calculator

Post by Carl Watts » October 13th, 2017, 3:58 pm

Apparently it works on already athletic builds suitable for rowing but I think for indoor rowing, unless a calculation that incorporates height is used, its no good.

I'm 6"1 and weigh 100Kg, you can have a guy at 6"6 weight the same or even less and I'm afraid height makes a massive difference on the length of the drive on an Erg.
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Age:51 Weight: 98kg Height:183cm
Concept 2 Monitor Service Technician & indoor rower.
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Re: Weight adjustment calculator

Post by hjs » October 13th, 2017, 4:15 pm

Carl Watts wrote:Apparently it works on already athletic builds suitable for rowing but I think for indoor rowing, unless a calculation that incorporates height is used, its no good.

I'm 6"1 and weigh 100Kg, you can have a guy at 6"6 weight the same or even less and I'm afraid height makes a massive difference on the length of the drive on an Erg.
Its about lean weight, that 6,6 guy will be lean, not chubby like most 6.1 100kg guys :wink:
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