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Old 08-03-2009, 01:11 PM   #1
Joseph Cosgrove
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Jackie rowing question

with jackie is the mens setting on the c2 supposed to be @ ten?
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:58 PM   #2
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Re: Jackie rowing question

There is no rx'd damper setting...its pretty much personal preference.

I've been told that a setting of 5/6 gives the same "resistance" as water.
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:32 PM   #3
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Re: Jackie rowing question

ya thats what they had at my gym, but since no one was around i cranked it up to ten and did my workout that way
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:26 PM   #4
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Re: Jackie rowing question

Water in one of those fancy slick rowing type boats that are all aero(hydro?)-dynamic is 4-5.

However, one of those clunky rowboats you use to fish in is like a 10.

I did notice I was able to nearly take 10s off my 500 pace cranking the damper to 10 from 5. For sprinting purposes, it makes it easier to output faster on a higher damper setting because you're not going to keep up that pace for as long.

The one time I did Jackie, I eased off the 500 time a bit ( actually too slow I think ) so I wouldn't burn out on the thrusters and pullups, like rowing in FGB.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:03 AM   #5
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Re: Jackie rowing question

I will generally use a damper setting of about 3 - 4 for short, high-intensity rows (500m and under) and about 7.5 or so for longer ones. Personal preference is key here - - what works best for each person. Check out the Rowing Exercise vids (Greg Hammond/Angela Hart/Jon Gilson) on the "Exercises and Demos" menu from the CF Main Page.
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:25 PM   #6
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Re: Jackie rowing question

From what I was told, on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest) the higher you have it set for, the harder it is to start. But once you get going, its easier.

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I did notice I was able to nearly take 10s off my 500 pace cranking the damper to 10 from 5. For sprinting purposes, it makes it easier to output faster on a higher damper setting because you're not going to keep up that pace for as long.
After re-reading your post, that might be what you are saying.

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Old 08-11-2009, 08:34 PM   #7
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Re: Jackie rowing question

http://www.board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=5310 (WFS)

Good discussion of damper settings and what they really mean...don't fall into the mindset of "10 is harder, so it must be better." Setting it at 10 doesn't necessarily produce the highest power output, and if your technique isn't perfect you're setting yourself up for a potential back injury.
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Re: Jackie rowing question

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Good discussion of damper settings and what they really mean...don't fall into the mindset of "10 is harder, so it must be better." Setting it at 10 doesn't necessarily produce the highest power output, and if your technique isn't perfect you're setting yourself up for a potential back injury.
Excellent point, Eric. A damper setting of 10 just simply allows the fan to draw more air into the cage, increasing resistance as the person rowing comes off the catch and fully into the pull. So, the rower in fact, does more work for the same stroke volume compared with what he/she might do with a lower damper setting.
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