New to RowPro: Wizard Heart Rate Recommendations Too Low?

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David Pomerantz
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New to RowPro: Wizard Heart Rate Recommendations Too Low?

Post by David Pomerantz » January 2nd, 2018, 9:05 pm

Hi,
I’m 55 years old 6’1” 203lb. My rested resting heart rate is about 48-50, and when I push on a stairclimber at the gym I usually max out at 175-178. I just bought RowPro and am using the training plan wizard. The recommended heart rate zones look low to me. I notice that in setting up my profile, the wizard doesn’t even ask me for resting heart rate. Any thoughts? Should I just go with the program and see how it feels? Thanks,

Dave

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Re: New to RowPro: Wizard Heart Rate Recommendations Too Low

Post by jamesg » January 3rd, 2018, 2:52 am

The erg is a rowing machine that measures power, so we don't have to bother with HR or any other proxy. Just row and keep the boat moving fast, so long as you put a cap on HR to avoid overtraining.
77y, 188cm, 85kg, MHR 160. Last 2k (May 1018) 8.37@23

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Re: New to RowPro: Wizard Heart Rate Recommendations Too Low

Post by griff » January 5th, 2018, 4:15 am

Haven't used Rowpro in a while but I seem to remember having the same problem. For the lower intensity workouts any effort at all would send me over the suggested heart rate. I think I focused more on stroke rate and pace for the workouts. Indoor sports services suggests a way of determining your max HR though I haven't tried it https://indoorsportservices.co.uk/training/answers?id=3. You could calculate your own HR bands based on the intensity of the workouts.

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Re: New to RowPro: Wizard Heart Rate Recommendations Too Low

Post by David Pomerantz » January 6th, 2018, 11:35 pm

Reading the training manual, it says I can enter my own anaerobic threshold heart rate into the training profile, but I don’t see a place to do that. Anyone know how we can adjust the heart rate bands? Thanks,

Dave

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Re: New to RowPro: Wizard Heart Rate Recommendations Too Low

Post by griff » January 9th, 2018, 3:49 pm

Did you get this figured out? Found I still had RowPro on an old laptop...its version 3.014 but assume the menus haven't changed too much.
Go to 'Control Center' then 'User Profile' then 'Advanced HR Settings' (bottom right).

You can set: Age Based Default; Max HR; or AT HR
Hope this helps

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Re: New to RowPro: Wizard Heart Rate Recommendations Too Low

Post by David Pomerantz » January 9th, 2018, 5:31 pm

Hi griff,
Haven’t figured it out. I have version 5.0. Sounds like there are some significant differences between versions, but I’ll go look for control panel and get back to you. Like you, it’s the lower intensity workouts which are driving me bonkers. My HR goes high. I’ve spent a lot of years rowing at 18-20spm, and I actually seem to do better on the low rate/greater force intervals than I do on the rest/easy portions at 23-27spm. 25spm feels very fast to me, like I’m all over the place.

Dave

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Re: New to RowPro: Wizard Heart Rate Recommendations Too Low

Post by griff » January 10th, 2018, 1:13 pm

I wonder if they have removed that feature from the newer version...you could send them an email. Good luck.

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Re: New to RowPro: Wizard Heart Rate Recommendations Too Low

Post by David Pomerantz » January 17th, 2018, 9:25 pm

I think they have removed it in V.5

Dave

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