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by mjhatten
July 4th, 2024, 2:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to factor in non-Erg training
Replies: 33
Views: 2419

Re: How to factor in non-Erg training

I wear a Fitbit. I keep track of zone minutes -- a combination of time and intensity (heart rate). My daily goal is to at least double the standard set in the HHS Physical Activity Guidelines. I can usually get that number just by 40 minutes of rowing but if the rower is not available, I can still m...
by mjhatten
June 27th, 2024, 10:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Number of intervals setup on PM3
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: Number of intervals setup on PM3

If your gym is like mine, hardly anyone uses the C2 and nobody uses the REROW function. Once you've rowed your interval once, it will be stored in memory. The next time you come in you can pick REROW from the SELECT WORKOUT menu. Move the pointer down to the entry that corresponds to the last time y...
by mjhatten
June 25th, 2024, 2:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Technique Breakthrough
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Technique Breakthrough

I rowed two 40-minute steady state personal bests so far this week. It felt like I was kind of in the zone because my technique was cleaner. 1. I was rowing a tad slower -- 25 - 26 SPM 2. I was focused on a better catch -- bringing my hands up smoothly during recovery to the top of the chain wheel; ...
by mjhatten
June 20th, 2024, 10:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VO2MAX calculator gone??
Replies: 33
Views: 1951

Re: VO2MAX calculator gone??

Built my own.
by mjhatten
June 5th, 2024, 1:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to factor in non-Erg training
Replies: 33
Views: 2419

Re: How to factor in non-Erg training

Is walking training? It is if you walk fast enough or on slopes. The test is heart rate. If it gets in the aerobic Zone (70% of MHR or higher), it has a training effect and calories are burned.
by mjhatten
April 11th, 2024, 10:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: ErgData LogBook HR Zone Bands
Replies: 30
Views: 3529

Re: ErgData LogBook HR Zone Bands

I have been researching metrics -- especially metrics that don't require expensive measurement tools -- and all of them, HRmax, HRR, VO2, Calories (both burned and consumed), Mets, BMR, BMI,, and so on are generalizations based on estimations and often derived by multiplying estimations by estimatio...
by mjhatten
April 10th, 2024, 1:34 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Stretching, (Dynamic?) and Warmup
Replies: 71
Views: 6827

Re: Stretching, (Dynamic?) and Warmup

I warm up with a short weight session that seems to loosen up my tight muscles and get my heart primed for some cardio. I use two 20# dumbbells. I do 12 reps of this exercise set -- standing row -> Romanian dead lift -> hammer curl -> overhead press. I finish off with a dozen push ups. That feels li...
by mjhatten
April 9th, 2024, 10:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Straight arms at the catch
Replies: 20
Views: 3431

Re: Straight arms at the catch

I'm working on that, too. If I feel my arms straighten out while my legs are driving, I know I messed up. My main indicator that I did it right is that I've got the handle in the plane it will finish in and my shoulders forward. When I drive, I should feel it in the shoulders, not the arms. I don't ...
by mjhatten
April 9th, 2024, 10:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: ErgData LogBook HR Zone Bands
Replies: 30
Views: 3529

Re: ErgData LogBook HR Zone Bands

MHR Foumulas Fox Formula: 22-age Tanaka Formula: 208-(0.67 x age) Hunt Formula: 211-(0.64 x age) Unattributed formula from Concept 2 web site: 205.8 - (0.685 × age) You can also do your own 2000 meter VO2max test as described on the Concept 2 web site. Once you've done the hard test, you can use the...
by mjhatten
March 24th, 2024, 3:24 pm
Forum: Feature/Function Requests
Topic: METs
Replies: 0
Views: 1156

METs

I like to measure my effort in METS. I use a speadsheet and a couple of different conversion formulas to figure it out after I exercise. The best derives METs from Calories per Hour. It would be great if the Monitor displayed METs as I was rowing.
by mjhatten
March 9th, 2024, 12:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Better Handle
Replies: 16
Views: 7106

Re: Better Handle

I appreciate all the advice. And I check my form all the time. Here are my observations. 1. I am keeping my hands in the same vertical plane from catch to finish. 2. As I bring the handle to my body, the handle keeps my hands perpendicular to the chain and makes my wrists flex out of alignment to my...
by mjhatten
March 1st, 2024, 5:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: ErgData LogBook HR Zone Bands
Replies: 30
Views: 3529

Re: ErgData LogBook HR Zone Bands

I'll answer this even though I have a Model D with a PM3 computer. The bands come from section 3 of The Concept 2 Training Guide. http://www.redking.me.uk/sport/rowing/training/c2_training_v2.pdf They are based on Max Heart Rate as opposed to HRR. I use the Kanaka formula (208 - 0.7 x age) to calcul...
by mjhatten
March 1st, 2024, 4:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Better Handle
Replies: 16
Views: 7106

Re: Better Handle

Not too high, too narrow and wrong horizontal angle.
by mjhatten
February 10th, 2024, 4:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Better Handle
Replies: 16
Views: 7106

Re: Better Handle

I saw them online but only as part of a Canadian Slidewinder machine. Not as a discrete item.

Has anyone tried pull-up strap handles wrapped around the standard Model D handle? I wonder if there is enough room for a proper catch if you used them.
by mjhatten
February 10th, 2024, 4:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Better Handle
Replies: 16
Views: 7106

Better Handle

As I improve my technique, I see how important it is to have a good catch and a good finish. I get my best result by making sure the cable for catch, drive, and finish is level -- no dropping of hands at either end. When I do that, I end up with the handle against my ribs just above my diaphragm. Th...