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by Ombrax
July 19th, 2024, 3:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to rowing. Advice on a fitness regime
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: New to rowing. Advice on a fitness regime

Should I be doing constant rowing eg 5km in a row. Or break it up into intervals of eg 750m or 1km? A bit of both. For example, the "Beginner's Pete Plan" is one way to do it. https://thepeteplan.wordpress.com/beginner-training/ Here's a very long forum thread that discusses the BPP: https://www.c2...
by Ombrax
July 19th, 2024, 2:38 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: For Australian forum posters. Where should I buy a C2? How much should I be expecting to pay? And which model?
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: For Australian forum posters. Where should I buy a C2? How much should I be expecting to pay? And which model?

In all likelihood you probably want a rower with short legs. If you have issues standing up from a low seat then maybe the long leg model would be more appropriate, but most people don't really need it. I'm not in Australia, but found this on the C2 web site: https://www.concept2.com/international A...
by Ombrax
July 18th, 2024, 10:07 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: nutrition
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: nutrition

Unless all your weekly meters are on a single rowing session (unlikely), I don't think you'd need to do anything special before exercising. That suggests to me that you concentrate on post-workout nutrition. (and of course, getting things right overall for your normal diet daily requirements) Caveat...
by Ombrax
July 18th, 2024, 4:12 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: What model rower is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: What model rower is this?

A manual would be great or at least some specs about the tower and the display unit. https://www.concept2.com/support/indoor-rowers/model-b Click the v symbol at the right of the "Browse this Section" area and you'll find support information. If you can't find what you need give C2 a call - they're...
by Ombrax
July 16th, 2024, 6:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Other hypermobile / hEDS rowers?
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Other hypermobile / hEDS rowers?

are there other rowers here who have hypermobility / Ehlers-Danlos? Ellie, welcome to the forum. : ) I can't help you with your specific question, but I am interested - how does EDS manifest itself or affect things when rowing? I would imagine that at lower paces it probably isn't that big a deal, ...
by Ombrax
July 15th, 2024, 2:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What's better: 1) Rest day, harder, easier, rest day or 2) rest, easier, harder, rest ?
Replies: 8
Views: 270

What's better: 1) Rest day, harder, easier, rest day or 2) rest, easier, harder, rest ?

For years I haven't rowed on consecutive days, but lately (once a week, life schedule permitting) I've been doing so and have been somewhat surprised that my body hasn't complained much at all. If I'm going to continue doing this I'd like to figure out if there's a right or a wrong way. I know from ...
by Ombrax
July 15th, 2024, 1:46 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Which Concept2 rower is this?
Replies: 14
Views: 547

Re: Which Concept2 rower is this?

Sakly wrote:
July 14th, 2024, 11:56 pm
You don't need to have an account.
I assumed you did. My mistake.

(I went to the site, saw a "Login" button, concluded that one had to have an account, and didn't dig further.)
by Ombrax
July 14th, 2024, 9:16 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Which Concept2 rower is this?
Replies: 14
Views: 547

Re: Which Concept2 rower is this?

Why? Post the image on https://imgur.com Not everyone has nor wants to have an account there or on other cloud storage sites. Given how inexpensive online storage is these days, the size restrictions on images posted here are totally out of whack with all the other forums I post in and seem unreaso...
by Ombrax
July 14th, 2024, 7:21 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Which Concept2 rower is this?
Replies: 14
Views: 547

Re: Which Concept2 rower is this?

It's hard to post images on this forum. I assume the OP wasn't able to get it to work.
by Ombrax
July 14th, 2024, 2:13 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Which Concept2 rower is this?
Replies: 14
Views: 547

Re: Which Concept2 rower is this?

Model D. Be careful online - lots of fakes and knockoff versions out there, some blatantly advertised as a Concept2. +1 on this. A few months back I happened upon what was advertised as a Model E on CL, and at first glance it did indeed look like one, but upon closer inspection it was pretty obviou...
by Ombrax
July 6th, 2024, 2:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing for weight loss question
Replies: 28
Views: 1011

Re: Rowing for weight loss question

JaapvanE wrote:
July 6th, 2024, 2:05 am
However, the 25% efficiency is also quite a crude assumption, so in the end it is just an approximation, nothing more.
In C2's defense, I've seen that number elsewhere on the web, so it isn't just something they invented. (not that you accused them of that)
by Ombrax
July 6th, 2024, 1:32 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Rattle from sprocket area, Model D
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Rattle from sprocket area, Model D

Glad that fixed the problem. : )
by Ombrax
July 5th, 2024, 2:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing for weight loss question
Replies: 28
Views: 1011

Re: Rowing for weight loss question

fancyoats wrote:
July 5th, 2024, 12:27 pm
I’m not sure where you got that 300 for just being alive number and maybe it’s true.
It's from information C2 provides on the web site. For example, see the links below for more details:

https://www.concept2.com/training/calorie-calculator

https://www.concept2.com/blog/counting-calories
by Ombrax
July 4th, 2024, 7:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing for weight loss question
Replies: 28
Views: 1011

Re: Rowing for weight loss question

In my case I've found that the only truly effective way to lose weight is to eat fewer calories. Unless I'm riding the bike for more than 10 hrs per week it's nearly impossible exercise enough to burn off and excess amount of calories on the bike or on the erg. Figure out how much time on the erg it...
by Ombrax
July 4th, 2024, 7:02 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: New RowErg Concerns
Replies: 19
Views: 850

Re: New RowErg Concerns

The seat doesn’t roll and return to the front, not that it bothers me. This isn't a huge deal, but if you have a level you can check - the flywheel end of the rail should be a teeny bit lower than the "back" end, which of course is why in a perfect world it settles at the front. In either direction...