New Rower 10k time and weight

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bigdugano
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New Rower 10k time and weight

Post by bigdugano » January 12th, 2020, 8:52 pm

I just recently started rowing. Like literally one time before I bought the model D this past tuesday. I'm severely overweight, 5' 10" 280lbs. October 1st,2019 I was 310 pounds. I hired a personal trainer and have been working hard. I recently decided to focus on rowing as my cardio as we don't do much in the personal training sessions.

Yesterday I challenged myself to do an hour on the rower no matter what it felt like. To my surprise i did 10.6k meters in that time. Probably the first time I've done any continuous cardio for that long. Also it didn't feel that hard. There were definitely tough moments but I didn't want to quit. I don't think I would been able to do this 3 months ago but I don't have a baseline.

My question is does anyone know where any information about rowing at a higher weight? I can find world record times pretty easily but that's not what I'm really looking for. Steady row sessions feel great but I think I can be working towards improvement in a better way. Some advice in that area would be appreciated. I linked an image of my splits.

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Re: New Rower 10k time and weight

Post by Ombrax » January 13th, 2020, 3:34 am

Welcome to the forum.

Congratulations - you're off to a very good start.

The C2 web site has lots of great information for those new to rowing.

In your case, check these out:

https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/ ... eight-loss

https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/training/wod

However, before you go too far down this path, be sure you get your technique squared away - if you have any issues you want to deal with them now, before the get too hard-wired into your muscle memory:

https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/ ... que-videos

Good Luck

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Re: New Rower 10k time and weight

Post by lindsayh » January 13th, 2020, 4:47 am

bigdugano wrote:
January 12th, 2020, 8:52 pm
My question is does anyone know where any information about rowing at a higher weight? I can find world record times pretty easily but that's not what I'm really looking for. Steady row sessions feel great but I think I can be working towards improvement in a better way. Some advice in that area would be appreciated.
good start indeed. Using the C2 rankings will give you comparisons with others of your age but IMO comparing to others is not that rewarding right now beyond giving some long term goals (particularly at WR level). The beauty of the erg is that it is so measurable that you can document your own progress and set your own goals. Comparing with others without knowing their fitness levels, history and training can sometimes be pretty demotivating unless you get to the competitive stage and are racing maybe. You can set goals around reaching a percentile of seasons rankings as a measure from the tables.
https://log.concept2.com/rankings
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PBs (65y+) 1 min 349m, 500m 1:29.8, 1k 3:11.7 2k 6:47.4, 5km 18:07.9, 30' 7928m, 10k 37:57.2, 60' 15368m

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Re: New Rower 10k time and weight

Post by Dangerscouse » January 13th, 2020, 7:18 am

I agree with Lindsay, don't look for comparables at this stage, although I appreciate it's a natural human instinct to do so.

Get used to the technique, and general feeling, and just track your own progress to best your own personal records.

To do 60 mins already is a great start.
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

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Re: New Rower 10k time and weight

Post by mitchel674 » January 13th, 2020, 9:52 am

Great job! These long, steady rows coupled with proper diet are what you need to lose weight.

Have you considered rowing after fasting? Even rowing first thing in the morning before eating will signal your body to burn fat as your fuel for your exercise.
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Re: New Rower 10k time and weight

Post by bigdugano » January 13th, 2020, 10:10 am

@mitchel764 fasting is probably one of my main major success factors to losing weight. I usually don't break fast till 2pm or after work. I try to do all my exercise fasted and get it done in the morning.

Otherwise thanks for the resources everyone. Before I tried that hour session I did 3 sessions focused on form and technique following YouTube videos and website guides. I will continue to track my progress and hopefully be able to drop a nice progress update in a couple months.

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Re: New Rower 10k time and weight

Post by left coaster » January 19th, 2020, 1:25 am

early initial progress on the erg can be quite rewarding -- I expect your time for 10k is going to come down quickly. Each time you row the distance you learn something new, the learning on it's own will improve your times in addition to the fitness gains you'll make.
100m: 15.5, 1Min: 353, 500m: 1:29, 5K: 19:41.2, 10K: 40:46

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