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Old 05-09-2013, 10:37 AM   #11
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Re: 500m row

wait WHAT?! i always thought the RX was 10... its not??
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:39 AM   #12
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Re: 500m row

Absolutely not. In fact setting the damper to "10" is usually a bad, bad idea, especially for beginners who haven't learned proper mechanics yet.

Do a search on "damper settings".
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:40 AM   #13
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will do thanks!
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:42 AM   #14
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wait WHAT?! i always thought the RX was 10... its not??
There IS no RX'd for rowing besides the distance. The damper setting isn't there to make the rowing more difficult - sure you have to pull harder at 10 but you're going to do a whole heck of a lot more pulls at 1 - it's there to make it fit how you row.

I usually sit at a 7, unless it's something really short like 100m intervals or 10 cals in a MetCon, then I have to bump it higher so the rower can keep up.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:53 PM   #15
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Re: 500m row

Damper setting on C2 isn't equivalent to a resistance setting. It's about the feel of the ride, according to C2 at least. Someone would have to row at a 1 and 10 and compare times to see if there is a resistive component to it.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:36 PM   #16
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Re: 500m row

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=5310
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:22 AM   #17
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Re: 500m row

Damper settings are kind of individual too based on the maintenance of the machine and stuff. It's hard to compare damper setting from one machine to another unless you know they are both in similar condition and age.

1:39 is pretty good in my opinion. My top is about 1:30, but that was when I was a high school rower. 20 years later, I can hit around 1:35-1:40 but in WOD's go for around 1:45ish depending on what it is.

C2 has a lot of resources and you can request a free technique DVD I think.

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Old 05-10-2013, 10:14 PM   #18
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Re: 500m row

Hey thanks for the links and advice. I really appreciate the feedback. I will try again every Thursday to set a new personal record. By the way I'm almost 35. I bet that within 4 weeks I can break into the 1:30 territory. I will get some time in over the next few weeks and retest every week.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:46 AM   #19
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Re: 500m row

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There IS no RX'd for rowing besides the distance....
Jeff E; So for the Games, there's no "control" other than distance(be it: meters/cals/time)??

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Jeff R; Excellent read...thanks for posting!
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:35 AM   #20
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That's correct, Matt. You can do whatever you want with the damper. At competitions I've been at they set it at the same place for everybody before the start and after "3, 2, 1, go" you can move it to where you prefer.
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