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post #391 of 567
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Originally Posted by roundabout View Post
Halfway between 3 and 4 is what crews row at, as it is equal to the water resistance, as bach said. Especially starting out, lower is better. You can still pull the same times, but it reduces the potential for damaging your knees/back until you can master form.

This thread is the first I've heard of 3/4 being water equal... When I rowed it was 4+/5... Doesn't the Concept II site say 5?
post #392 of 567
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Originally Posted by bach View Post
i erged with lightweight crew today, we did 5x2k w/ 5 min rests, then 5x1min w/ 1 min rests. the best parts were resting and finishing. aren't a lot of crew guys around 200 lbs of solid muscle? do they get that way from straight up rowing or from strength and conditioning? i wanna get bigger, right now i'm 6'2" 175.
Do you row yourself? You were rowing with some of the best in the country/world. Thats why your workout was so insane. A lot of Cal rowers are simultaneously olympic rowers for their home countries. They just attend Cal to get an edu at the same time. Gotta love amateur athletics. Edit: I don't have the answer to your question, and I am not a life long rower. But the kids you are rowing with are genetically gifted and have been doing it for a long time. And the top rowers are generally 210-220 in my experience.
post #393 of 567
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Originally Posted by rjmaiorano View Post
This thread is the first I've heard of 3/4 being water equal... When I rowed it was 4+/5... Doesn't the Concept II site say 5?

We heard 6-7.
post #394 of 567
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Originally Posted by CDFS View Post
We heard 6-7.

I guess 'pull hard' is the universal.
post #395 of 567
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Originally Posted by 50 Eggs View Post
How much warm up time did you put in before busting out the intervals?

Eh, about 4-5 minutes at a 2:20 or so with a couple 10-stroke bursts at full pressure (sub 1:40) thrown in towards the end.

Monday, we did 10 min. erg (4'@22, 3'@24, 2'@26, 1'@28), 10 min. stairs, 10 min. erg again, 10 min. stairs again. Went 1:49.9 on the first erg piece, 1:49.7 on the second and passed a lot of guys on the stairs. H.R. never went above 165. Felt pretty good about that.

Yesterday and today, I've been completely snowed in. Other than shoveling snow for 4+ hours and doing a few pushups, I haven't been able to work out.
post #396 of 567
All - thanks, we did pretty well, but could have been better. Experience is very important in racing. Silver at Dad Vail isn't that impressive anymore, all of the really fast teams now go to ECAC or others that were fast have kinda fallen off as of late. I think we were ranked as high as 18th in the nation that year. That was a lot of fun to row that boat with those guys. We could do all 8 on the square, and I never remember having a bad practice that entire season.


bach, sorry to say that you probably won't make the Varsity team at UC Berkeley - the Bears heavyweight Varsity squad are typically a #1 team in the nation. The current coach is Mike Teti, former US National Team coach who took the '04 US team to win a gold in Athens. Do a 2k at your current weight at 6:20 (1:35 split), then they might talk to you. The lightweight team is typically pretty decent and is a club team not affiliated with the heavyweight varsity squad, though you probably know that if you were rowing with them? Drop 15lbs and you're there.

Also, your coach will tell you where they want you to have your damper setting. No two ergs have the same drag factor according to their damper setting!! A 5 on one erg might be a 3.5 on another!! Use the "hidden" features on the PM2 monitor to determine the drag factor. I think the PM3 displays this normally. Like on my PM2, hold the (I think) OK key and the Rest key to show drag, it'll pop up in one of the unused areas of the screen. Holding the OK and one of the arrow keys show overall meters on that monitor, and OK + the other arrow is an odometer that can be reset somehow. Refer to the concept2 website for more info, I can't remember all of it.

I row the single recreationally now and prefer my drag factor to be around 125 or so. Gives a better feeling of picking the boat up at the catch, especially with my Model D handle on my Model C. I think I used a 115 or so at school. I also wasn't as strong then, did more with rating than strength.

Oh, and lately been doing 20' @ 1:49 or so, haven't had much time each night recently. Planning on 30' tonight.
post #397 of 567
^^^

Thanks for the insight sam... why coaches never told us that, who knows. Will try and adjust the damper next time out.
post #398 of 567
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Originally Posted by rjmaiorano View Post
^^^

Thanks for the insight sam... why coaches never told us that, who knows. Will try and adjust the damper next time out.

They probably didn't tell you that because there are a lot of things that coaches shouldn't tell you...

Someone had it right in a previous post - PULL HARD. That's really the only thing that you should be thinking about.

Oh, and BobD who was looking for a Waterrower vs. C2 - the C2 has become a LOT quieter with the Model D and E. They split in half for storage, and could be hidden away somewhere. And I feel the geometry is just better for duplicating the stroke compared to the waterrower. Just another opinion on the situation.
post #399 of 567
Pulled a 2k PR over the weekend, 6:49.1. Went really hard, spent a couple minutes dry heaving afterward. Pumped to do my best, but I was also sick last week so I know I'm going to drop even more time for the next one.
post #400 of 567
... Been away from all cardio for about 6 months now. last week slowly began reminding my heart that it has to pump fast sometimes. Did 7k worth of intervals. Hardest pull was 1:19. My hardest pull ever. Hurt like fuck overall, but felt great to push cardio again.
post #401 of 567
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Originally Posted by rjmaiorano View Post
... Been away from all cardio for about 6 months now. last week slowly began reminding my heart that it has to pump fast sometimes. Did 7k worth of intervals. Hardest pull was 1:19. My hardest pull ever. Hurt like fuck overall, but felt great to push cardio again.

What kind of intervals were those? 1:19 isn't really sustainable for much more than a couple of strokes at a time!
post #402 of 567
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Originally Posted by unclesam099 View Post
What kind of intervals were those? 1:19 isn't really sustainable for much more than a couple of strokes at a time!

I made my own interval set, just to slowly get back in shape. intervals were 2k, 1.5k, 1k, 500m and 300m, with some active rest in between. the 1:19 pull was on the final 300m interval. I didn't pull the whole 300m at 1:19, but didn't go over 1:25 either.
post #403 of 567
Thread Starter 
Monday:
5x750--1:42 avg.

Tuesday:
Rigged eights; rowed on the water

Tonight:
8x500--1:38 avg.

Tomorrow:
Back on the water

Friday:
2k
post #404 of 567
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Originally Posted by wmmk View Post
Monday:
5x750--1:42 avg.

Tuesday:
Rigged eights; rowed on the water

Tonight:
8x500--1:38 avg.

Tomorrow:
Back on the water

Friday:
2k

Good luck on that 2k wmmk! I've got one this afternoon too...
post #405 of 567
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Originally Posted by AndyMcL View Post
Good luck on that 2k wmmk! I've got one this afternoon too...

+1. PR sir.
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