? about C2-UK weightloss program

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? about C2-UK weightloss program

Post by Little Miss Muffet » February 21st, 2013, 10:51 pm

I am new here and I'm trying to understand the program for weightloss at the UK site.
I went thru the steps and entered my height, weight, pounds I want to lose, etc. I generated a training plan for me --but I don't understand it.

I copied a bit ....hopefully it will paste correctly.

Week-------Session 1---------Session 2---------Session 3---------Session 4---------Session 5-------- Session 6
Week 1----2 x 10' UT2------2 x 11' UT2------ 2 x 12' UT2-----2 x 10' UT2-------2 x 11' UT2------ 2 x 12' UT2
Week 2----2 x 15' UT2-------1 x 30' UT2-----1 x 35' UT2 ------2 x 15' UT2 -------1 x 30' UT2------1 x 35' UT2
Week 3 2 x 20' UT2-------40' UT2-----------2 x 25' UT2--------2 x 20' UT2-------40' UT2-----------2 x 25' UT2


I understand the letters UT2, how intense it should be.....but what do the numbers mean? :oops:

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Re: ? about C2-UK weightloss program

Post by Bob S. » February 22nd, 2013, 1:19 am

Little Miss Muffet wrote:I am new here and I'm trying to understand the program for weightloss at the UK site.
I went thru the steps and entered my height, weight, pounds I want to lose, etc. I generated a training plan for me --but I don't understand it.

I copied a bit ....hopefully it will paste correctly.

Week-------Session 1---------Session 2---------Session 3---------Session 4---------Session 5-------- Session 6
Week 1----2 x 10' UT2------2 x 11' UT2------ 2 x 12' UT2-----2 x 10' UT2-------2 x 11' UT2------ 2 x 12' UT2
Week 2----2 x 15' UT2-------1 x 30' UT2-----1 x 35' UT2 ------2 x 15' UT2 -------1 x 30' UT2------1 x 35' UT2
Week 3 2 x 20' UT2-------40' UT2-----------2 x 25' UT2--------2 x 20' UT2-------40' UT2-----------2 x 25' UT2


I understand the letters UT2, how intense it should be.....but what do the numbers mean? :oops:
2 x 10' UT2 means two 10 minute rows at the pace specified for the UT2 zone. The rest time between the pieces is not specified, but one rule of thumb is to wait until your pulse is down to about double your resting pulse. The rest time can be completely passive - just relax - or it can be active - continuing to row at a light paddle, get up and stretch a bit, walk around some, or just keep moving in some way. I haven't looked at that particular plan. The site may have something more specific about the rest periods than my rather vague suggestions. I take the time get a drink, check my results on the monitor, and, after 2-3 minutes, reset the monitor. Then I am ready to go the next round.

There is an inconsistency in the terminology used. 1 x 35' UT1 means just that, one row for 35' minutes in the UT1 zone. But the "1 x" isn't written for the 40' UT2 even though that, too, means that it is just one row, in this case in the UT2 zone for 40 minutes. No rest here, obviously, but it is a good idea to do a light paddle cool down, with only a short break - enough time to reset the monitor. I don't know what your schedule calls for, but one of the other UK programs recommends 5-8 minutes each of warm up and cool down for UT2 workouts and 8-10 minutes for UT1 workouts.

Bob S.

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Re: ? about C2-UK weightloss program

Post by Little Miss Muffet » February 22nd, 2013, 8:39 am

Thank you! That was exactly the info I needed.

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Post by jackarabit » August 29th, 2014, 11:29 pm

Anyone ever notice that day 4, 5 and 6 are always a repetition of days 1, 2 and 3 without exception?

I like this programme because the volume at level 3 is well within what I can handle at this time. I am surprised at how hard it is for me to cap both HR and stroke rate to stay in the UT1 band. Apparently, I've been doing most of my rowing at AT and TR heart rates. Maybe it's not the volume after all? I recently did a marathon/2 concurrent with the Dog Days and came out flying. A couple of weeks prior I was making every 2K and 30' row a TT and getting slower and slower and more and more frustrated. Now I feel better and have more energy. Takes just the right conjunction of circumstnces to beat something into this thick head! Jack
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Post by heroesfitness » September 12th, 2014, 6:35 am

Never knew about this, I will share tis info with some of my custmers, cheers for the heads up on the weightloss program :-)
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Re: ? about C2-UK weightloss program

Post by carronblue » April 29th, 2016, 9:41 pm

HI I need some advice with this.

I have come back to using my Concept 2 after several years and I find I am rowing at 33-35 spm when UT1 and UT2 guidance is significantly lower. When I try to row slower it feels like I am not working hard enough. Any advice welcome

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Re: ? about C2-UK weightloss program

Post by jamesg » April 30th, 2016, 10:59 am

Rowing is made up of single strokes. There's a lot of work in each one. So if you pull 20 hard ones in a minute, you collapse later than if you pulled 40 in a minute. It's the same as trying to lift a feather off the floor and touch the ceiling with it, or climbing stairs. Do either too fast and things go wrong very quickly.

NB Work = Length of action x Force. Both values have to be substantial, otherwise the product is small and the boat doesn't move.
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