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by hjs
June 13th, 2021, 3:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Form check
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Form check

Hi all! I've been on the concept 2 for a few months now, going through the beginner pete plan. My splits are usually around 2:18 for the longer rows and closer to 2:00 for the shorter. Would love any feedback. My goals are to use rowing as a long-term tool to increase my overall fitness without inj...
by hjs
June 11th, 2021, 6:29 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Recovery after exercise?
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Recovery after exercise?

I'm easing myself into using my rowerg to get my fitness back. And this week I rowed two days consecutively. I'm probably at a low level and rowing isn't an exercise I have much experience of. I'm not doing a long row in time or distance but I feel it in my calves more than anything. I'm obviously ...
by hjs
June 10th, 2021, 3:41 am
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Olympic weightlifting: is the skierg a good choice?
Replies: 5
Views: 266

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

I do use the skierg, and have so for years. And at a relative high volume. Depending on how you use the skierg, it can be used from very relax, think walking to very hard, its possible to fully exhaust yourself in 1 minute, including your legs. Do 60 half squats in a minute and you will have an idea...
by hjs
June 9th, 2021, 12:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Low stroke rate - how to?
Replies: 30
Views: 866

Re: Low stroke rate - how to?

In week 6 of BPP just completed first 7500M at a pace of 2:17, average SM21 lowest SM was 19 over a 1500M split. My question is for the steady-state rows if I am able/comfortable dropping my MS further and maintain speed, should I? What have I to gain? Would advice against that, 20 is low enough, f...
by hjs
June 9th, 2021, 10:39 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Low stroke rate - how to?
Replies: 30
Views: 866

Re: Low stroke rate - how to?

In week 6 of BPP just completed first 7500M at a pace of 2:17, average SM21 lowest SM was 19 over a 1500M split. My question is for the steady-state rows if I am able/comfortable dropping my MS further and maintain speed, should I? What have I to gain? Would advice against that, 20 is low enough, f...
by hjs
June 9th, 2021, 7:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Heart Rate Zones
Replies: 43
Views: 1156

Re: Heart Rate Zones

I reckon your blood lactate at such a point is quite high already. What makes you think you don’t experience lactic? At 10k pace your lactate levels will be elevated. On anything harder than 5k/6k pace there’s substantial buildup. On something like flat out 1min sprints with long rests (I.e. at lea...
by hjs
June 9th, 2021, 5:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Warmup for timed trials
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Warmup for timed trials

What kind of warmup do you do for timed trials, such as 2km and 5km and longer rows like an hour? Are you going steady for a certain amount of time? Trying to get it heart rate up to a certain point? Doing some light intervals? Some rule of thumbs. The shorter the TT the better wu you need. Base wu...
by hjs
June 9th, 2021, 3:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Low stroke rate - how to?
Replies: 30
Views: 866

Re: Low stroke rate - how to?

Well for starters you cannot end up with a fixed percentage loss for rowing because it depends on the stroke rate. Obviously 2:05 pace wastes less energy at 22spm than 32spm and so the waste must really take off at say 46spm. Anything sub 20spm tends to start going up again due to the horrible peak...
by hjs
June 8th, 2021, 3:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Heart Rate Zones
Replies: 43
Views: 1156

Re: Heart Rate Zones

As I hardly ever really suffer from lactate, during or after a really hard session, could this be due to my lactate clearing efficiency being built up? You probably also have less fast twitch fibres and have converted most of the type 2 to run aerobically and have built a significant amount of mito...
by hjs
June 8th, 2021, 3:53 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Your One Thing?
Replies: 29
Views: 793

Re: Your One Thing?

Everyone has different approaches and beliefs around how to stay lean and/or lose weight. The list can get really long. Which one thing has worked for you? Old-fashioned portion control? Low carbs? Intermittent fasting? No sweets? No alcohol? Few processed foods? Better/more sleep? Fewer restaurant...
by hjs
June 6th, 2021, 3:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Low stroke rate - how to?
Replies: 30
Views: 866

Re: Low stroke rate - how to?

I’ve been using the rower for 3 weeks now, doing the daily workout which is great motivation, and my stroke rate seems to average 28-30 for what I feel is a good effort without destroying myself. What I’m having trouble with is being able to row at 20-22 spm. It feels like if I can manage to row at...
by hjs
June 5th, 2021, 4:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Row erg stats and starting out, where would you expect me to be?
Replies: 13
Views: 327

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

I used to back check hr readings with RPE or rate of perceived exertion. The one time I gave running a go I used to check exertion by singing under my breath a clash song. In nighttime runs in January/February so I never met anyone to think I was mad!! I've been looking at my Garmin connect records...
by hjs
June 5th, 2021, 4:23 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Heart Rate Zones
Replies: 43
Views: 1156

Re: Heart Rate Zones

Low hr stuff didn't work for me, but I didn't give it a fair go as I reduced volume at the same time (because of a new job and longer commute, not intentionally). I got slower and slower and it reduced my enjoyment of the erg. Hypothesis: my LT was moving to the left from detraining. No doubt it wo...
by hjs
June 4th, 2021, 9:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Row erg stats and starting out, where would you expect me to be?
Replies: 13
Views: 327

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

The first part of your pace is all over the place :D A 9.00 min 2k is 2.15/500 you talk going 1.15 later? Drag 230 at setting 4, setting 10 maybe. Rating, when doing a test, rating is not limited, above 30 is fine. Think you should look at some examples on youtube to get an idea about technique, and...
by hjs
June 3rd, 2021, 6:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Heart Rate Zones
Replies: 43
Views: 1156

Re: Heart Rate Zones

By that definition after 18MM I am definitely a beginner! I spent much of that time training with Pete or using his methods that call for SS rows to be UT1 and this definition is stretched at times (I think Pete's comment was SS should be no faster than you are confident you could complete double t...