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  • drmwcdrmwc Posts: 179Member, Premium Member Posts: 179Member, Premium Member

    Nice job on the KB swings. Did you time yourself, work within a time interval or go with your flow? Regardless, good heart thumper, keep up the good work.

    I don't use kbs as often as I'd like. I got reasonably OK at them at one point, but now I'm out of practice. I keep one in my parents' shed - I visited them for Father's Day so took the opportunity for a quick workout.

    For 100 swings, I aim to do them in 5 minutes. I failed - I took around 7 minutes 30. I do 10 sets of 10 - the key time driver is how long I need to recover between sets.
    edited June 18
  • pierinifitnesspierinifitness Posts: 2,345Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,345Member, Premium Member
    @drmwc, yup, KB training is something we can get good at but can also fall out of peak conditioning using them. The KB swing is king, don't do them as often as I should. Recently did a timed workout of 100 reps two-hand swings with a 24kg KB and was pleased to clock in at 3:00 rounded. I've got the YouTube video to prove it and enjoy when I'm an old man sitting in my rocking chair looking at the world go by me. It was a huff and puff effort.

    Keep up your good work and visit your KB friend more often.
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Posts: 12,166Member Member Posts: 12,166Member Member
    Spin class: 45 minute spin, mostly zone 3/4 (5 zone scheme), followed by some stretching.
    aokoye wrote: »
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    I actually really like sitting stroke when I'm feeling confident. Though even on Sunday when I was in the quad I quickly got over my initial "oh, I've never sat stroke in a quad..." nervousness and was apparently very steady in terms of rate (though omg how I wished that I had a speed coach - a fair amount of people in my club who scull have their own).

    Honestly, for rate steadiness while rowing, I think you're better off relying on experience and such musical talent as you may possess. You'll develop an intuition about what rate you're at, over time.

    Where I like instrumentation/data as a rower is post-piece or post-practice, to assess things like what rating yields the best boat speed. (Real-time data can be more useful for a cox, who has a tiny bit more time for looking/thinking). For me, trying to control my own rate in the moment via a readout is a distraction on the water: Holding steadiness and technique and (in races) delivering full power is plenty enough to think about, especially late in a race when the lights start to dim a little. ;)
    There's a lot of implicit, "you will be as easy to follow as possible as a person in stroke" in my club. Coaches will talk about it directly and indirectly, typically indirectly, though sometimes coaches will come out and say it (I've only ever heard it explicitly mentioned in the context of a novice boat or LTR). But then also things like, "I want you to work on early rollups*....ok see how stroke is rolling up early?" and making sure you're not rushing the recovery. Stuff like that. Our coaches will also ask for feedback about the boat from the person sitting in stroke as well as the cox. So for example, on our penultimate start when asked for my feedback I said, "I was able to get to the 28, but people were rushing me to the catch**"

    Based on my coaching education, that's canonical, really, everywhere, I think. IMU, one chooses the stroke rower for a combination of ability to hold a steady rating (musicians really do tend to be great in this respect!), plus proficient technique through the stroke, (to be a model for the boat to follow). Power is nice in everyone, but not the most important factor in stroke.
    Oh also! So today's practice was with the novices and thus was a different coach from the most of my practices. She noted that really it appears my "natural" rate for a start is a 34 and that I should just go with that and lengthen to a 28. We did...a lot...of starts this morning and I think that's what we're going to go with. The 34 felt shockingly together and I was able to get to the 28 and keep it there most of the time (though it took a lot of "go with what feels slower than you expect because that's what's actually a 28" internally).
    Note that apparently it isn't unusual for the advanced crews in my club to do their starts at a 40 or 42 and the settle at a 36.

    Sure. You know this, other readers might not, but on-water rowing technique is very detail-oriented, and those details contribute in really meaningful ways to boat speed through the water (as does exact synchonization of stroke elements through the whole boat: this is one of the team-y-est of team sports ;) ). Less experienced crews have relatively less of grooved-in correct muscle memory, and therefore need relatively more conscious think/perform time. They also have more difficulty synchronizing while getting the details right.

    Therefore, it's completely normal for a less-experienced boat to be faster (actual speed through the water) at a slower stroke rating (lower strokes per minute), because either technique or synchronization (or both) fall apart at a higher rating. There's also an endurance factor in stroke rating selection (because it correlates to level of effort that can be sustained through the race length), but that's really secondary to the technique/synchronization reasons, in most cases.

    I'm betting you'll find your race-adrenalized boat wants to up-rate from your goal rating, even though they probably shouldn't. ;) A 32-35 with adrenaline feels like a 28 without it, but equivalent performance doesn't necessarily follow. :lol: The settle is hard in real race conditions.
    All that said, I really need to learn to bow uncoxed boats. I mean I know how, but not even kind of well. I am going to try to mentioitn to one of the sculling coaches and/or a friends of mine who are proficient at sculling next week. I know I'll, be able to figure it out, but I'm nervous about hitting things in the process. I also really don't want to break a rigger - this has been a bad season for that. Yay snags in the river...
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    Bow's just coxing with more head-turns, and a loud voice. ;) Do you use a hat/glasses-type clip-on bike mirror? I tried one for the better part of a season and didn't like it, but some of my fellow scullers - especially those with bicycling experience - really love them.

    Best wishes!
  • firef1y72firef1y72 Posts: 1,452Member Member Posts: 1,452Member Member
    Glute stuff: clam shells, single leg dead lifts, regular deadlifts, just death, bulgarian split squats, globe squats, box jumps...then just some crying

    20 min treadmill walk 10% incline...

    Ramping up my mileage to 36ish miles this week. Gotta figure out how to fit in lower body strength stuff...any ideas appreciated!!

    Tbh in the last couple months marathon training I had to stop 99% of my lower body work, I just was't recovering and my trainer was putting just the right amount of body weight stuff in to our sessions. No way I could lift heavy, so the squats, deadlifts and my 2hr leg torching sessions all went on hold. I missed them but was told running had to take priority for a while.
  • dvmmcw3094dvmmcw3094 Posts: 107Member Member Posts: 107Member Member
    Cathe Blazing Boot Camp Live- ooof :o
  • MikePfirrmanMikePfirrman Posts: 979Member Member Posts: 979Member Member
    5K on the rower today (indoor) and 35 minutes on the AD Pro. All slower SS (Steady State) stuff. Not enough to pant/breathe hard, but just enough to feel slightly challenged.

    Think I've honestly turned the corner, just a bit, on the back. Found some PT Youtube videos I found to be helpful and have been doing them religiously. Some are, more or less, yoga poses. I also hate yoga. With a passion. But I had to empty out six large jugs of water yesterday (we stopped our bottled water service and I had six filled jugs -- they pour them out if they aren't empty, so I watered my desert plants with them not to waste it entirely). These were 5 gallon jugs and I carried 6 of them around for around 20 minutes. More or less like doing heavy farmer carries for 20 minutes. With the way my back had been, I expected to not get much sleep last night. Instead, I felt pretty good today. This was also after a hard row yesterday. I guess I'll be a Yoga posing fanatic if it will get me out of permanent pain and fix this back issue. Changing my cruddy office chair I thinked helped tremendously too.

    I was thinking I had hurt the back all by rowing. I have more of a feeling now that the mid back wasn't in the greatest of shape and something just snapped with it from hard rowing, albeit, not with great form. Really watching everything now from posture while working to posture at night watching TV.
    edited June 18
  • firef1y72firef1y72 Posts: 1,452Member Member Posts: 1,452Member Member
    Crazy Tuesday

    30min stair workout with personal trainer, bit of a deep burner today.

    3.5mile run, practising the uphill section of a race I'm doing next month, painful after the PT so very proud to run the whole way without stopping.

    45 min zumba

    45 min insanity

    45min boxercise.

    With walking about did 37000 steps and 2000 active calories
  • rldeclercq4rldeclercq4 Posts: 262Member Member Posts: 262Member Member
    Bicep curls
    Tricep extensions
    Dips
    4.5 mile run
  • RunnerGirl238RunnerGirl238 Posts: 357Member Member Posts: 357Member Member
    6 mile tempo.
    Warm for mile 1 and 2
    10k race pace 3, 4, 5,6

    Sun salutations and Warrior yoga sequences
  • drmwcdrmwc Posts: 179Member, Premium Member Posts: 179Member, Premium Member
    Lifted over lunch: Squat 85 kgs, bench 60 kgs, both for 3 sets of 5. These would have been very light for be a few months ago, but I have lost 15 kgs since then.

    Indoor rowed in the evening - 25 minutes at 2.18 pace. I'm slow at this, but the pace is gradually creeping up
    edited June 18
  • dlbohl1991dlbohl1991 Posts: 772Member Member Posts: 772Member Member
    Back day today! Gonna focus on some lat and trap work and then at least 10 minutes of vigorous cardio
  • pierinifitnesspierinifitness Posts: 2,345Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,345Member, Premium Member
    6/18/2019 - in my office starting at 4:10 pm - 102F degrees outdoors and too hot, for me, to do it outdoors today -

    Superset of bar dips x 5 plus two-hand KB swings with 24kg KB x 15 every 1:30 - completed 20 rounds, 100 bar dips and 300 two-hand KB swings, in 29:10 - average HR = 138 bpm (77 percent) maximum HR = 155 bpm (86 percent) total 318 calories. Notes: bar dips had good depth and top lockout, were easy. Could have gone faster than every 1:30 but this pace was good for today. Don't have to kill it every day, something I need to work on.

    Oh, might as well show off the results of my no direct ab/core workouts, age 64 year old man who sits for a living, an ongoing work in progress.

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    edited June 18
  • pierinifitnesspierinifitness Posts: 2,345Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,345Member, Premium Member
    drmwc wrote: »
    Lifted over lunch: Squat 85 kgs, bench 60 kgs, both for 3 sets of 5. These would have been very light for be a few months ago, but I have lost 15 kgs since then.

    Indoor rowed in the evening - 25 minutes at 2.18 pace. I'm slow at this, but the pace is gradually creeping up

    Know what you mean about "used to" - I did StrongLifts about 6-7 years ago and accomplished some one rep max lifts that were impressive for me. I realize there's some flyweight female Olympic lifter in China who warms up with what used to be my best. Now I'm sailing in a different direction but have the pleasant memories of yesteryear accomplishments. Good job today, keep marching forward!

    edited June 18
  • JessAndreiaJessAndreia Posts: 307Member Member Posts: 307Member Member
    Deadlifts 1x6, 2x8
    Kinesis pulldown 3x10
    Kinesis shoulder press 3x10
    Dumbbell curls 1x12
    Weighted sit-ups 2x12
  • kds10kds10 Posts: 431Member Member Posts: 431Member Member
    1 hour kickboxing
    45 minute walk with dog
    1 hour hike with some incline
  • dvmmcw3094dvmmcw3094 Posts: 107Member Member Posts: 107Member Member
    Treadmill
    400m @ 5mph
    400m @ 6mph
    Repeat X 5
    3 miles- 33 minutes.
    Wanting to do a couple of 10Ks at the end of August- working on improving my speed. Goal will be under an hour.
  • dvmmcw3094dvmmcw3094 Posts: 107Member Member Posts: 107Member Member
    @pierinifitness
    I may have missed an earlier post, but what is no direct ab/core workouts? Abs are my weak spot and traditional exercises leave me sore but with not much to show for it.
  • firef1y72firef1y72 Posts: 1,452Member Member Posts: 1,452Member Member
    Wednesday

    6am speed/sprint session with PT. Really good session despite the doms

    Mile warm up run down to gym

    5/3/1 bench- deload week plus
    [email protected] paused reps
    [email protected] close grip
    [email protected] dumbbell flies
    [email protected] incline dumbbell press

    Quick cardio/ab blast
    500m row 50 sit ups
    400m row 40 sit ups
    300m row 30 sit ups
    200m row 20 sit ups
    100m row 10 sit ups


    Piyo 1hr class, 3rd class now and think I'm starting to learn the routines
    edited June 19
  • MikePfirrmanMikePfirrman Posts: 979Member Member Posts: 979Member Member
    30 minute row today (6200 meters exactly, so pretty slow) and then 25 minutes on the Assault Bike, also slow.
  • drmwcdrmwc Posts: 179Member, Premium Member Posts: 179Member, Premium Member
    18,000 steps and 80 minutes' bouldering. Now I am hungry.
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