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Originally Posted by Owen Meany View Post

Can any one recommend a C2 Forum somewhere?

Are 4x500 the standard starting point?

Thanks


Sorry to hear about you accident, but it sounds like you are making an amazing recovery. Best wishes for your continued good health.

There is a C2 dedicated forum on their website that includes various training threads:
http://www.c2forum.com/

There is also an online logbook and workout of the day utility accessed through the "online tools" tab on the website:
http://www.concept2.com/us/default.asp

A lot of folks on the C2 forum are big fans of The Pete Plan. Below is the 24 week beginner training plan:
http://thepeteplan.wordpress.com/beginner-training/


As far as a starting point, intervals are a good part of your weekly plan. To avoid getting bored with the workout, I think it is helpful to switch up a variety of workouts.

Good luck. If you enjoy the Erg and want to compete with more than yourself, the RowPro software (www.digitalrowing.com) gets a lot of love. I have not tried it personally, but I am looking setting up my machine near a monitor.
post #362 of 567
Hi folks

I'm thinking of investing in a Waterrower for home. Anyone use one?

A C2 might be the standard but as I don't have a gym room and it's pretty noisy and ugly, I figured the Waterrower was equal in performance and quiet enough to let me do an early morning workout while wife and baby slep upstairs. Also it looks much better.

I'd love to get back into the sport seriously, but working life and family life stop that. Those of you training in School or Uni, enjoy the opportunity and row as much and at as high a level as possible, while you can. It can be difficult to sustain the intensity when real life kicks in.

happy erging

BobD
post #363 of 567
I've used waterrowers before and they're only OK. They don't offer the same kind of resistance that C2 rowers do. For just general fitness waterrowers are probably okay, but you can't really compare times from them with Concept 2 machines. If it's something that you think you might get serious about, Concept 2 is the best option.
post #364 of 567
^^^ Thats amazingly untrue.
post #365 of 567
Top rowers weigh like 100 kilos, but its all muscle.
post #366 of 567
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Originally Posted by AndyMcL View Post
I've used waterrowers before and they're only OK. They don't offer the same kind of resistance that C2 rowers do. For just general fitness waterrowers are probably okay, but you can't really compare times from them with Concept 2 machines. If it's something that you think you might get serious about, Concept 2 is the best option.

I'm not looking to start a serious rowing career again. I'm now a family guy with little time to commit to doing it properly plus, I did all that in College and after graduating. I'm looking at a waterrower as it will look OK in my home and is a damn sight quieter than a C2. Direct comparison is not a prerequisit.
post #367 of 567
Thread Starter 
^In that case, it sounds like the water rower probably is the better choice.

Anyway, we're just now transitioning from the bulk of our training volume being distance pieces to sprint pieces.

Today, it was 12x500m. My splits were something like:
1:41
1:41
1:41
1:41
1:42
1:44
1:47
1:48
1:48
1:47
1:43
1:41

That's bullshit (for a high school kid of my size), I know, but I'll keep hauling ass on intervals, and hope that pays off soon. Shooting for a 6:45 by the time season starts.
post #368 of 567
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Originally Posted by BobD View Post
I'm not looking to start a serious rowing career again. I'm now a family guy with little time to commit to doing it properly plus, I did all that in College and after graduating. I'm looking at a waterrower as it will look OK in my home and is a damn sight quieter than a C2. Direct comparison is not a prerequisit.

Then sounds like a waterrower will work great.

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Originally Posted by rjmaiorano
\t^^^ Thats amazingly untrue.
How so?

Wmmk, considering you haven't been doing a lot of intervals, that's pretty solid. The average should still be around 1:44, which is pretty fast for 6000m of work. If you'd started off a little slower the average would probably be even better. You did a killer hour, so as soon as you get used to the higher ratings you're gonna have a great 2k.
post #369 of 567
Thread Starter 
Thanks, man! Yeah, I was looking at my log card today, and yesterday's workout did indeed average 1:44. And for the sake of full disclosure, I think I posted on here that that hour piece was a 1:54, when it was apparently actually a 1:55 split. Mea culpa.

Anyway, today was recovery day. Swung it out for 30' at a 1:54. I was at 1:51-1:52 for most of the workout and fell apart for a while about halfway through the piece. At least I was able to pull it back together.
post #370 of 567
^^^ Andy, To be honest I don't even remember what I wrote that in response to. I read the surrounding posts and it still doesn't make complete sense for me to say that. I'm dumb I spose..
post #371 of 567
No worries RJ. Did a bit of travelling over winter break, but back on track now. Did a 6x1250m on 4 minutes of rest the other day at a 1:47avg. Pretty happy with that, definitely bodes well for breaking 22:00 on our next 6k (yup, for some reason we're still doing 6ks). Hoping to be sub 6:50 for our 2k test in about a month. Going to do some 500s one of these days to see how that's looking. Also, weight's on track. Scale this morning said 164, so I'm almost back to being a lightweight.
post #372 of 567
6x500m today with 3:00 rest 1:36.9 1:37.4 1:38.2 1:38.5 1:38.2 1:35.2 Real happy with the results. Don't have a 2k for a bit, but thinking I'm going to aim for a 6:48 or under.
post #373 of 567
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Originally Posted by rjmaiorano View Post
^^^ Thats amazingly untrue.

Why? A C2 is the standard and if you get serious about rowing in any way, you will regret not having bought a C2 (or maybe an Oartec Slider which is calibrated to the same standard). Plus when you travel, you can find a C2 just about everywhere. Or if you enter a race, it will be on a C2 for sure.

For actual "water" feel, well, realistically they all suck, but a dynamic rower might be marginally better.
post #374 of 567
Wow, never knew this thread existed. Rowed just 20' at 1:52.2 today, nice easy day. Wasn't really feeling it. Rowed 4 years at Purdue 2001-2005, highlights included Dad Vail Silver in the MV8+ and 8th in the MV4+ at IRA. Coached frosh/novice 2005-2006. My guys went on to win Dad Vail 2x in the V8+. 6:17.8 in the 2k was PR. Bought an erg after college, rowing the single now. Pretty awesome to see so many others out there that are rowing. To keep this semi-SF related, do you also have a difficult time finding slim fit pants that fit your thighs??
post #375 of 567
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Originally Posted by unclesam099 View Post
Rowed 4 years at Purdue 2001-2005, highlights included Dad Vail Silver in the MV8+ and 8th in the MV4+ at IRA. Coached frosh/novice 2005-2006. My guys went on to win Dad Vail 2x in the V8+. 6:17.8 in the 2k was PR. Bought an erg after college, rowing the single now.

Pretty awesome to see so many others out there that are rowing.

To keep this semi-SF related, do you also have a difficult time finding slim fit pants that fit your thighs??

Pretty impressive results! I've got a friend rowing at Purdue now. He was in their first boat last spring until he got hurt. He likes it a lot there.

I just generally buy regular fit pants, because of my legs/waist they tend to look slim fit.
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