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Asensei

Post by mitchel674 » May 17th, 2019, 1:03 pm

Anyone here using Asensei with their rower? Looks like an interesting app affiliated with Eric Murray.

https://asensei.com/
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Re: Asensei

Post by jackarabit » May 18th, 2019, 9:32 am

I don’t usually resent successful athletes converting their fleeting celebrity to ready cash but at a glance this hustle looks to be all hat no cattle.
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Re: Asensei

Post by mitchel674 » May 18th, 2019, 6:29 pm

Why so negative? I think it looks interesting. My problem is that I only have a PM3 and this app requires PM5
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Re: Asensei

Post by jackarabit » May 18th, 2019, 7:36 pm

Name suggests Japanese martial arts. Must one adopt an attitude of unquestioning subordination to acquire the conditioning to pull a chain? And I went to sleep when the intro package didn’t get to a bill of particulars, training theory, schedule, etc. in less than 5’. Sorry.
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Re: Asensei

Post by mitchel674 » May 24th, 2019, 1:19 pm

Just completed my first Asensei workout. The first session is a 30 minute introduction to rowing with Murray giving a nice demo of the rowing stroke while you row along. It's a pretty good visual of the stroke and it was nice to follow along with his pacing. I still consider myself a novice, so it was good for me to watch him row while I tried to match my stroke rate along with the different parts of his drive.

Overall, I enjoyed using the app and will continue on with Murray's 6 week instructional course which appears to be free. I think this app could be fantastic for beginners.
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Re: Asensei

Post by chrisl » June 1st, 2019, 9:16 pm

mitchel674 wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Anyone here using Asensei with their rower?
Shane Farmer mentioned them on a workout video a couple of days ago. He's partnered with them so you can have him as a coach via their platform. I really like Shane's stuff so I am thinking of trying it for a while. How are you getting on with it now?

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Re: Asensei

Post by mitchel674 » June 2nd, 2019, 4:54 pm

chrisl wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 9:16 pm
mitchel674 wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Anyone here using Asensei with their rower?
Shane Farmer mentioned them on a workout video a couple of days ago. He's partnered with them so you can have him as a coach via their platform. I really like Shane's stuff so I am thinking of trying it for a while. How are you getting on with it now?
I've been using the Asensei app for the past 2 weeks. I've now completed 6 workouts and have really enjoyed rowing "alongside" Eric Murray. Watching him row has helped my timing and technique. I think I tend to pull my arms a bit early but have been able to limit this with the app.

This week there was a significant update released. Most useful for me is the direct link to the Concept2 logbook. The app now automatically logs my meters when the session workout is complete. It also now allows you to select your own music.

Post here if you decide to try and use Shane Farmer's workouts.
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Re: Asensei

Post by asensei » July 10th, 2019, 4:38 pm

mitchel674 wrote:
June 2nd, 2019, 4:54 pm
chrisl wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 9:16 pm
mitchel674 wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Anyone here using Asensei with their rower?
Shane Farmer mentioned them on a workout video a couple of days ago. He's partnered with them so you can have him as a coach via their platform. I really like Shane's stuff so I am thinking of trying it for a while. How are you getting on with it now?
I've been using the Asensei app for the past 2 weeks. I've now completed 6 workouts and have really enjoyed rowing "alongside" Eric Murray. Watching him row has helped my timing and technique. I think I tend to pull my arms a bit early but have been able to limit this with the app.

This week there was a significant update released. Most useful for me is the direct link to the Concept2 logbook. The app now automatically logs my meters when the session workout is complete. It also now allows you to select your own music.

Post here if you decide to try and use Shane Farmer's workouts.
Shane's first program on asensei will be released before the end of the month. The team are hard at work finishing it off, but it's a great program that is a continuous 8-week cycle of both on erg training, off-erg strength training and off-erg mobility work. We had a lot of fun filming in San Diego a few weeks ago, and much more to come. Looking forward to your feedback.

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Re: Asensei

Post by shocks_ » July 11th, 2019, 4:13 pm

There are lots of options available for training plans but I have been pleasantly surprised by Asensei. After a little initial disappointment over how little of an interface there is you get stuck into rowing and the simplicity of the app shines.

I think there is real scope here to be game changing. I'm four weeks in and plan to continue. I look forward to app updates

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Re: Asensei

Post by mitchel674 » July 12th, 2019, 9:41 am

shocks_ wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 4:13 pm
There are lots of options available for training plans but I have been pleasantly surprised by Asensei. After a little initial disappointment over how little of an interface there is you get stuck into rowing and the simplicity of the app shines.

I think there is real scope here to be game changing. I'm four weeks in and plan to continue. I look forward to app updates
I agree. The app is really quite easy to use. It gets really interesting when Asensei calculates the pace you should be targeting based on your previous efforts. Those have been fun but quite brutal.
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