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post #481 of 565
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Originally Posted by johnkav View Post
I owe this sport so much and I think all rowers will agree to that.

+1. Something about crew made me a man far more than any other sport or activity.
post #482 of 565
nice post johnkav.

i've been erging 70-80k per week (gonna up it to 90-100 pretty soon) and lifting 2x per week. 2k test coming up this saturday. i want 1:40 or less but realistically i'll probably pull something in the 1:42 range.
post #483 of 565
last workout before 2k test, taking tomorrow off.

4x2k

1:51.8
1:51.8
1:51.7
1:51.7
post #484 of 565
Thread Starter 
The single is going well. I'm starting to like it more than rowing in bigger sweep boats.

I've logged 296,013m so far this summer, and hope to break 500km by the time school starts back up. I'm racing the single and an eight this weekend at Chicago Sprints.
post #485 of 565
Read a study linking working out as a team (as opposed to alone) can lead to increased pain thresholds. I totally agree.

That is all.
post #486 of 565
Haven't kept up with this thread too much lately.

Raced at IDR in Philly and it's obvious that I hadn't raced in 4 years, nevertheless for the first time in the single! Will give a better go next summer. At my peak, post college, I was around 215lbs. after being roughly 182 during college rowing/training (195 the following year because of more lifting with my erging). I'm now only 10lbs more than my collegiate weight, right where I was when I graduated, and great for the summertime/beach season. Will be running during the upcoming week (random fact - my 5.5mi loop takes me right past where that "jackass" decided to off himself in a 911 GT3...)

Will probably hit the erg this week and see where I am.

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnkav
I owe this sport so much and I think all rowers will agree to that.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rjmaiorano
+1. Something about crew made me a man far more than any other sport or activity.

And I agree with these statements 110%.
post #487 of 565
^^^

Unclesam,

Were you able to row/erg a lot while adding the weight? I'm about your size now, 6'2" 195; optimally I working to be a semi-lean 210/215. I spose upping my calories is a must, but I'm weary of excessive rowing while bulking. I feel like it will counteract my bulking effort...
post #488 of 565
Thread Starter 
Took silver in the junior men's single today at Chicago Sprints. Not content with that, but satisfied for now; felt like I laid down two damn good pieces. Sorta hammered at the moment anyways. Kid who ended up beating me was kind of a stud, 6'4 lightweight with a 6:30, who medalled at youths. Also got 7th in the 8, which was ok for a boat that had 3 different programs' rowing styles represented, that'd only practiced twice.
post #489 of 565
I have been using the rowing machine (actually I'm the only one) at my gym for about a month now. I just watched the concept2 video and need to make a slight adjustment to my technique for it to be proper. I'm just wondering, when you guys are posting times like 4x2K 1:58.1 @ 2K, etc.. does that mean 1:58.1 for 500m? What resistance settings are you guys using? Just wondering as I'd like to try Monday and post my times using the correct formats and measurement.
post #490 of 565
Thread Starter 
Yeah, that would mean 1:58.1 per 500m. And generally, most people use a resistance setting between 3 and 4 (or 5). It's most similar to the actual resistance of rowing on the water, and rowing at a much higher resistance could hurt your back.
post #491 of 565
chris, you might wanna check the drag factor to get a better idea of the resistance. at my gym there are a couple of machines that when set to 10 have a drag factor of 100-110. the machines should be at 140-160 when set to 10. you want a drag factor of 120.

like wmmk said, the 1:51.8 refers to the average pace per 500 meters. it's similar to a runner saying he did 5 miles at a 7min/mile pace.
post #492 of 565
what's your peak power? what's the lowest split you can attain using full strokes? this is always fun to do cause it's fast and doesn't hurt. i pulled 1:16 the other day.
post #493 of 565
fellas, uh ... is there some secret technique to not crushing your nuts when using the erg machine?
post #494 of 565
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Originally Posted by scientific View Post
fellas, uh ... is there some secret technique to not crushing your nuts when using the erg machine?

It can be tough at times. Gotta lock em up with some spandex/trou.
post #495 of 565
Thanks for your replies. I will do 2K today and check out the drag factor. I have been using resistance 8-10 so I think 4/5 should be a bit easier on me =)

I'm doing a combination of 5-10 mins jump rope and then 2K on the rowing machines.

Also, are you guys pausing for rests at all? Or are you just going full tilt for 2K? At resistance 8-10, I generally go full on for 250m and then row lightly for 30 seconds, kind of like interval training I guess.

Thoughts?
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