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Old 02-03-2014, 01:12 AM   #1
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Rowing - what are the rules that apply (damper settings)?

Being new within Crossfit and the rules of rowing?

When it comes to a WOD and and it states 1km row for example what rules apply when it comes to the damper settings?

Same thing when it comes to buring calories for time - what are the rules that apply for damper settings?

Are you free to choose the damper settings all of the time no matter what?

Thanks for the help
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:06 AM   #2
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Re: Rowing - what are the rules that apply (damper settings)?

well there are probably tons of people in here who can give you a better answer, but I guess it's your own choice. The higher setting the harder it will be for each individual pull, but the effect of the pull will be higher so you will "travel" a larger distance on a pull on 10 than on 6.

However I saw that Bingo wrote on a WOD that you should set the damper on 6(if I don't remember wrong). Somebody in here can surely give a explanation to why this is the ideal setting
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:24 AM   #3
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Re: Rowing - what are the rules that apply (damper settings)?

It's your choice unless for some reason the workout calls for a particular setting--although I have never seen a rowing workout do so. You are doing the same amount of work to row a certain number of meters or calories regardless of the damper setting.
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:05 AM   #4
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Re: Rowing - what are the rules that apply (damper settings)?

I was looking at the crossfit games from last year and i could see that not everyone had the same damper settings.

Theres a real difference between 6 and 10... you can take it the easy way or the hard way you might say
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:40 AM   #5
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Re: Rowing - what are the rules that apply (damper settings)?

It not a question of "easy" or "hard." Try rowing a sub-1:30 500 at a damper of 1 and tell me if that's easier than the same at 10.
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:38 AM   #6
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Re: Rowing - what are the rules that apply (damper settings)?

Most WODs I've seen that include distances of 1k or more recommend either 5 or 6. I'll warm up on 10 for a couple 400m sets, but I know if I'm going for say a 5k, after the first 2k a damper of even maybe 8 is going to hurt my form a bit.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:20 AM   #7
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Re: Rowing - what are the rules that apply (damper settings)?

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Are you free to choose the damper settings all of the time no matter what?
I don't believe I have ever seen a competition require a certain damper setting. Certainly not in a Crossfit competition at least.

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Old 02-03-2014, 02:52 PM   #8
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Re: Rowing - what are the rules that apply (damper settings)?

Damper settings from rower to rower are going to differ. Pay attention to drag.
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:43 PM   #9
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Re: Rowing - what are the rules that apply (damper settings)?

Alex,

Here is a good discussion:

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread...light=concept2 (WFS)
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:32 AM   #10
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Re: Rowing - what are the rules that apply (damper settings)?

Thanks for the link this was good, clear explaination.

I actually row with the damper at level 10 most of the time with a low frequency of strokes (between 21-24) and hit some good times... normally between 1min 39sec - 1min 48sec.
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