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Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #900 on: September 01, 2021, 03:49:28 am »
I like seeing this! I've been doing some research on rowing machines lately, myself. I really love running, but I'm realizing it's really fucking up my body, so it really seems that rowing can do a whole lot more for me with far less impact.

Thanks for the additional motivation! I feel like this is a nice way of letting me know my instincts are pointing in the right direction :)

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« Reply #901 on: September 01, 2021, 05:12:26 am »
@goosehd probably don't need a heart rate monitor but they are a great training tool and you might want one. As @mclaincausey explained, training in different zones is more beneficial than steady work. Having a HR monitor can help with keeping an eye on where you're at. The downside of them is becoming too focused on the numbers and losing the more important sense of feel. So your use of rate of perceived exertion is great too. Personally I like having the data to look at, so use a hr monitor and power meter on the bike. I've found that having those things makes the training more fun, but I can understand that for many those metrics turn training into something like work and less fun. At the end of the day feel is the most important, and just doing the training is great. Sounds like you've got a super solid base for training now. I'll be interested to see how it develops.

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Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #902 on: September 01, 2021, 07:57:16 am »
@goosehd I have been doing this the whole of 2021 so far, in 2019 and 2020 i was at roughly 2-3x a week average. Weight loss has been 6 kilos this year alone, I'm starting to get back in shape. I train in a fairly broad range of a heart rate of 140-160bpm, depending very much on how I feel that day. I placed the erg before a TV, so I usually throw on some Netflix series and just plug along. That's the main reason I do not change my workouts a lot.

I encourage you to get a heart rate monitor. Polar H10 is a good choice, compatible with the PM5 (as well as your smartphone for other sports). Use the ErgData App, too and monitor everything through the Concept 2 logbook. Visualization of my efforts helps me understand my progress much better.
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Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #903 on: September 01, 2021, 08:39:48 am »
Nice piece of equipment you got yourself @goosehd, it will serve you well for many many km. I believe a good HRM such as a polar H10 or the Garmin Pro and a good gym timer https://gymboss.com/?SID=31feb25c47e675b6725b14d03ce4ff7d are two of the most useful training tools one can own. The rest just comes down to motivation and determination.

@mclaincausey I trained the FTP method for about 2 years. I didn't see any huge performance increases vs. HR training but I felt awesome after training and definitely didn't lose any ground. I really liked doing it!!
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Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #904 on: September 01, 2021, 11:36:36 am »
Nice work @goosehd I got myself a concept 2 rower this year too. I tend to use it for my CrossFit workouts but do fancy trying some longer type rows.

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Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #905 on: September 01, 2021, 03:18:17 pm »
WRT HR monitor, the Apple Watch is as good as anything made by Polar, etc, and sometimes much better (e.g., for swimming).

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Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #906 on: September 01, 2021, 08:44:05 pm »
WRT HR monitor, the Apple Watch is as good as anything made by Polar, etc, and sometimes much better (e.g., for swimming).

quite possibly! I use a chest strap but whatever works for ya!
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Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #907 on: September 02, 2021, 02:59:49 am »
Yeah, @zhivago at the end of the day whether you're using output or heart rate, it seems that zone training is in essence doing the same thing.
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« Reply #908 on: September 02, 2021, 10:22:20 am »
Fully agree!
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Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #909 on: September 05, 2021, 09:38:15 pm »
@Appfaff Just tried the 500m for time again: 1:47.9. 

Based on your guys feedback, I have purchased a Polar H10 heart monitor and am going to incorporate that into my training.  Plans are to do a combination of strength (weight lifting), distance, and sprint training (intervals) using my heart rate as a guide for splits.

Hoping to do 5 days on with two days of rest per week, with an alternating 2 days lift/3 days row or 3 days lift/2 days row over the next couple of months. 

I really appreciated everyone's feedback and support.  It means a lot to me!!

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In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #910 on: September 05, 2021, 10:30:41 pm »
My parents’ apartment complex has a fancy rower that I’ve been wanting to put to use, but they have had the room it’s in closed for over a year because of COVID. Don’t blame them, but I really want to use that thing! We have a treadmill, but I’ve never been able to stand running.

Sounds like you’re making great progress so far [mention]goosehd [/mention] . Keep it up


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Re: In Fitness and in Health
« Reply #911 on: September 06, 2021, 12:19:00 am »
@sabergirl Thank you!  I hope you get a chance to try it out.  Fantastic workout that works the whole body and with minimal impact on the joints. 

I can’t push myself that hard on a run anymore or I feel it for days afterwards.  The rower pushes me just as hard or harder and I can still walk the next day.  That’s a win for me.