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by Ombrax
June 9th, 2021, 7:30 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Your One Thing?
Replies: 29
Views: 751

Re: Your One Thing?

Whereas I am knocking back only 2300 calories a day (fewer calories than they were!), but since it is all fresh-baked bagels, sauced-up pasta, and organic strawberry smoothies, I am gaining weight. Even though I am eating "less" than Shackleton's men were. Sign up! (They left out the "guaranteed to...
by Ombrax
June 9th, 2021, 7:19 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Olympic weightlifting: is the skierg a good choice?
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Olympic weightlifting: is the skierg a good choice?

Caveat: I've never used a ski-erg. However, this is posted on the C2 site, which leads me to believe that the ski-erg will give your legs a pretty good workout: https://www.concept2.com/skierg/training/muscles-used The Start Primary muscles: triceps, trapezius, lats, calves Secondary muscles: abs, b...
by Ombrax
June 7th, 2021, 6:22 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: new here
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: new here

Welcome, Chris. I'll reiterate what Stu said about the damper lever / drag factor: Higher is by not necessarily better. The simplest thing for the type rowing you're doing is to pick a DF between 110-130 (or in that ballpark) and just go with that. There are a few people who insist that they must ha...
by Ombrax
June 6th, 2021, 7:17 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Your One Thing?
Replies: 29
Views: 751

Re: Your One Thing?

Can I cheat and mention two things?

1) Portion control.
2) No snacks.

IOW, if I can only say one thing: fewer calories in.
by Ombrax
June 6th, 2021, 1:53 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Chain oil again
Replies: 20
Views: 1490

Re: Chain oil again

Unless you're using the rower in an area that's really dusty (which brings a whole new set of issues with buildup in the flywheel area) there's really no reason to go with a "dry" lube for it. I used to use wax-type lube on my bike chains, but gave up because of the accumulation on the chain, which ...
by Ombrax
June 5th, 2021, 8:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Should I stick to BPP or jump ahead a little?
Replies: 71
Views: 2571

Re: Should I stick to BPP or jump ahead a little?

So I could try to govern my overall effort through my S/M or the effort I put into my stroke. I'm usually around SM19 for the longest time on my longer rows so theres no scope for dropping the S/M so I probably need to change the effort on each stroke while keeping good technique and this may natur...
by Ombrax
June 4th, 2021, 9:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Should I stick to BPP or jump ahead a little?
Replies: 71
Views: 2571

Re: Should I stick to BPP or jump ahead a little?

Don't try to do too much - the vast majority of training rows absolutely do not need to be "pushing really hard," and in fact doing that will be counter-productive.
by Ombrax
June 4th, 2021, 8:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Row erg stats and starting out, where would you expect me to be?
Replies: 13
Views: 324

Re: Row erg stats and starting out, where would you expect me to be?

Joe, Not to be a smart-ass, but where you "should" be depends on a bunch of different factors, and where we'd expect you to be really doesn't matter a whole lot. What's more important is to for you to figure out where you are (a few weeks of rowing for you to learn how things work and get your techn...
by Ombrax
June 3rd, 2021, 6:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Beginner Goal Setting
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: Beginner Goal Setting

Time to put the metres in and nail the technique whilst building some stamina and fitness! Well done - this ^^^^^ is it exactly. You've hit the nail on the head. One more comment: If you're the type who is motivated by progress, keep a log of your workouts (electronically or on paper) and over the ...
by Ombrax
June 2nd, 2021, 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New member
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: New member

If it is a hardware problem it sounds like it may be due to an intermittent contact.

(total wild guess on my part, I've never had the problem with either my Model C at home or the Model E at the gym.)
by Ombrax
May 30th, 2021, 4:11 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: SkiErg post-cataract surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: SkiErg post-cataract surgery

One week rest vs increased risk to my eyes?

IMO this is a no-brainer - the "eyes" have it. Heck, I'd wait a month if that's what they told me to do. Eyes are way, way too important to be taking chances, especially for something as simple as a week off the erg.
by Ombrax
May 22nd, 2021, 3:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Fly wheel stop before racing?
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Fly wheel stop before racing?

In group races I believe there's an RPM threshold set in the race computer that's used to determine if all the competitors' flywheels are essentially at rest (but not really). (this helps save time between starts if there's been a false start) I don't know if that's something that the organizers can...
by Ombrax
May 20th, 2021, 1:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: BikeErg vs Rowerg
Replies: 16
Views: 803

Re: BikeErg vs Rowerg

Space - When in the "about to be used" the rower is most certainly longer than a stationary bike, but as long as you don't have super-low ceilings, it can be stored in the vertical position without taking it apart, at which point it takes up much less floor space. Time - I can assure you that you ca...
by Ombrax
May 20th, 2021, 12:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: BikeErg vs Rowerg
Replies: 16
Views: 803

Re: BikeErg vs Rowerg

PorterCooper wrote:
May 19th, 2021, 10:50 pm
Will continue to noodle
How about this: What do you think is the single most important factor for you in making this decision?
(assuming there is one key issue)

Let us know and we'll reply as honestly as possible on that one point.
by Ombrax
May 18th, 2021, 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BikeErg vs Rowerg
Replies: 16
Views: 803

Re: BikeErg vs Rowerg

When you say more "tolerable", what specifically are you referring to? Less monotonous perhaps, given you may be comparing indoor bike with actual being on a bike outside, or something else? This may well be why I find indoor rowing to be "better" than indoor cycling, at least it's the best theory ...