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tonyvid

8,867 posts

130 months

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Thursday 18th June 2009 quote quote all
JJCW said:
Digger said:
JJCW said:
I'm gonna give this a go at the gym tonight - no idea how i'll do at all!! I'm pretty fit, but never use the rower at all! biggrin
Just dont do the classic mistake of going straight in at level 10. Start at say 5 and then change up/down according to how your lungs and joints are coping. Also check out the diagrams on the rower itself to check posture - key thing is to keep your back straight as you drive back.

Its quite amusing watching a guy who's obviously fresh to the rower going gungho on level 10 only to implode a few minutes later.
In Surrey later and need a good laugh? biglaugh

Thanks for the tips, i'll report back tomorrow, hopefully still in one piece biggrin
Can you type with your lips? smile

King Herald

19,631 posts

103 months

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tricky69 said:
think it might be worth a thread... it is a great way to test general fitness and and great way to improve stamina.

My Fastest recently which was about 2 weeks ago was 7min 23sec
I can do it sub 8 minutes, but rarely push myself that hard any more. I do quite like the Concept 2 rowing machine though, like we have at work, might even buy one to use at home.

King Herald

19,631 posts

103 months

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EdJ said:
So does the resistance level make a difference or not? My understanding is that it doesn't...
The higher setting is harder to pull, but it maintains speed better on the return stroke. Set it low and it spins easy, but stops a lot when you let go.

10 is like a 'high gear', cover more distance if you are big and have a strong pull.

1 is for skinny guys who are like a racing whippet, banging out 45 strokes per minute.

JJCW

2,429 posts

73 months

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Thursday 18th June 2009 quote quote all
tonyvid said:
JJCW said:
Digger said:
JJCW said:
I'm gonna give this a go at the gym tonight - no idea how i'll do at all!! I'm pretty fit, but never use the rower at all! biggrin
Just dont do the classic mistake of going straight in at level 10. Start at say 5 and then change up/down according to how your lungs and joints are coping. Also check out the diagrams on the rower itself to check posture - key thing is to keep your back straight as you drive back.

Its quite amusing watching a guy who's obviously fresh to the rower going gungho on level 10 only to implode a few minutes later.
In Surrey later and need a good laugh? biglaugh

Thanks for the tips, i'll report back tomorrow, hopefully still in one piece biggrin
Can you type with your lips? smile
TRHauy aownoa awrohwakomwa

marine boy

290 posts

65 months

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Thursday 18th June 2009 quote quote all
I never managed to get below 7 mins 10 secs, set on level 7, was 5yrs younger and 2 stone lighter then.

Did try a 0-500 mtrs once, not recommended as I nearly blacked out and didn't feel well for the rest of the day.

Concept 2's are the daddy of pain machines!
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zollburgers

1,131 posts

70 months

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Thursday 18th June 2009 quote quote all
I did it in 6:20 when my gym had a rowing competition. I was so confident I'd win as I'd beaten all the trainer's times.......until someone destroyed my time frown

Digger

8,309 posts

78 months

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Thursday 18th June 2009 quote quote all
Hmmm. . .I reckon I am one of the fittest guys here but am being handicapped/prejudiced against because of my lack of stature. I could do 6 mins if I were 5ft18". . . wink

EdJ

916 posts

82 months

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Friday 19th June 2009 quote quote all
Yes it definitely makes a difference - I'm 6"2 and have a tall-ish upper body and arms (sounds weird when I write it...) and I think it helps me with the decent times. Fitter friends who can out run me struggle to out row me.

Henry Hawthorne

5,596 posts

103 months

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Friday 19th June 2009 quote quote all
zollburgers said:
I did it in 6:20 when my gym had a rowing competition. I was so confident I'd win as I'd beaten all the trainer's times.......until someone destroyed my time frown
That's a great erg time!

Do you row for a club? If you do that with no formal training I really suggest you join a rowing club...

Bosshogg76

742 posts

70 months

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Saturday 20th June 2009 quote quote all
RRS_Staffs said:
http://www.concept2.com/sranking03/rankings.asp

That makes you pretty tasty then

Out of interest have you had tuition and are you a club rower, or have you been?
Thanks for the link,sorry for not replying sooner, makes interesting reading. No never been a rower, i come from a rugby background so maybe the years of the training i did for that may have had a bearing on the outcome. Probably a case of power over technique.

Did a flat out 500 at the end of the concept 500metre x1 min rest for 15 reps, managed a 1:33, would like to try it when fresh, but feeling fresh is rare at the moment.

I think tomorrow i'll try the 2000m, just had a week of 4 training sessions a day, so today is a day of rest, and watching the lions!!drink

Edited by Bosshogg76 on Saturday 20th June 11:23

AKA8

934 posts

114 months

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Saturday 20th June 2009 quote quote all
PB is 6:24 10 years ago, but too many rowing induced back injuries curtailed my progress in the sport. I did 20 minutes ergo the other day at 2:00 per 500 at a heart rate of 147. The body must have a memory because I haven't done any rowing since I was 19.

elster

17,276 posts

97 months

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Saturday 20th June 2009 quote quote all
zollburgers said:
I did it in 6:20 when my gym had a rowing competition. I was so confident I'd win as I'd beaten all the trainer's times.......until someone destroyed my time frown
Christ almighty that's quick.

My ex was in GB squad and she wasn't getting that.

I wont post my times up, I don't think the display is long enough anymore.

Just to add I don't think anyone destroyed your time.

Edited by elster on Saturday 20th June 14:32

J14GLE

85 posts

85 months

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Saturday 20th June 2009 quote quote all
Just seen this thread and thought I would give it ago whilst work was quiet.

Christ it was tough! Havn't been on a rowing machine in well over a year and came off at the end feeling slightly light headed before collapsing in a heap on the floor. Could barely move for 15 minutes! hehe The quad pain....

Still, I have dragged myself to the computer to post my time of 6:59.4

Room for improvement for sure! thumbup Will try again in a few days!

J14GLE

85 posts

85 months

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Saturday 20th June 2009 quote quote all
Also, just looked up the world record time, 5:36.6 by New Zealander, Rob Waddell in 2007. Not bad. biglaugh

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Waddell

"Waddell has one of the highest VO2 max intake levels of any athlete ever tested"

Tiggsy

8,243 posts

139 months

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Saturday 20th June 2009 quote quote all
Ohhhh! Might have a "Claim to fame" here....

I've gone under 6 mins a number of times, 5.54 was my best. (in recent years i havent timed myself and rarely use a concept for anything more than a warm up when i'm training back....could prob do a 6 something though if i took a week to prepare). I have a vague ambition to go under 6 mins at age 40 (5 years away) so i may go back to it.

Just looked at the rankings and it seems 40 year olds struggle with sub 6's....i may have to revert to my alternative goal of dunking a b ball at 40 + (havent done that in a while either but it seems an easy target biggrin )

Edited by Tiggsy on Saturday 20th June 20:36


Edited by Tiggsy on Saturday 20th June 20:42

J14GLE

85 posts

85 months

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Saturday 20th June 2009 quote quote all
Tiggsy said:
I've gone under 6 mins a number of times, 5.54 was my best.
bow

EdJ

916 posts

82 months

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Sunday 21st June 2009 quote quote all
Tiggsy said:
5.54 was my best.
That's incredible! To maintain sub 1.30 500m for that long is way beyond me. How tall / what build are you?

Tiggsy

8,243 posts

139 months

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Sunday 21st June 2009 quote quote all
when i was 18/19 and did my PB i was a tad under 6ft7 and between 18 - 19 stone. I'm now (35) about an inch shorter and a stone lighter.

all the guys i knew that rowed a lot hated that i never used the thing...i hated it so i only ever rowed in daft gym competitions and stuff for fun....i doubt i've rowed 2000m more than 20 times in my life.....but most of them where sub 6 ...i just had a knack for it.

Digger

8,309 posts

78 months

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Sunday 21st June 2009 quote quote all
Crikey. . . You're 13" lankier than me. . . Not fair lol

managed to knock 12 secs off my "current" best, now down to 8.26. Some way to go to beat my real best of 7.44 though!

Edited by Digger on Sunday 21st June 21:34

tricky69

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1,696 posts

129 months

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Wednesday 24th June 2009 quote quote all
anyone got a new time to post ? i have not ried in a few weeks, might have anouther go this weekend
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