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Old 09-20-2007, 06:43 PM   #1
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not your typical rowing question

ok, so i have a erg/rower/whatever the proper term is for it, only problem is it is so ancient it has no display, and the resitance is provided by air pistons. my question is when a WOD calls for 500m, or 1000m and I can measure distance, what would be my best bet?
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:17 PM   #2
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Re: not your typical rowing question

i'm sorry, i ment to say that i CAN'T measure distance.
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:09 PM   #3
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Re: not your typical rowing question

1,000 calories per hour for 2 minutes. That's rowing at a pretty good clip for most folks.
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Old 09-21-2007, 06:36 AM   #4
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Re: not your typical rowing question

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1,000 calories per hour for 2 minutes. That's rowing at a pretty good clip for most folks.

not to be a pain, but no display means I have no way of monitering my calories. is there like an average mintues.seconds that is good for distance like 2 minutes~1000m, or 500m. bear in mind I'm really going for more of the workout aspect and not really the competitive time. I keep track of time for progress purposes, but my main focus is my fitness.
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Old 09-21-2007, 06:47 AM   #5
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Re: not your typical rowing question

Only you can judge your exertion levels. No one can answer this question for you.

Your best bet is too go do a couple of rows on a Concept 2 and get a baseline, then compare how you felt on the C2 to what you do on your machine and adjust accordingly.

OR..you could measure the stroke, estimate drift, get a number and figure out how many strokes to 100M, and count it out.
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Old 09-21-2007, 11:44 AM   #6
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Re: not your typical rowing question

That's the problem with machines that have no measure of performance. 500 meters at a 3:00 clip is WAY more than 50% easier than 500 meters at a 2:00 clip.

I'd say that 500 meters at a 2:00 clip is about 8 on an exertion scale of 1-10. YMMV
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Old 09-21-2007, 01:19 PM   #7
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Re: not your typical rowing question

I agree with Lincoln: for men of average size without experience, a 2:00 500 Meter should be fairly tiring but not gasping-for-breath-I'm-about-to-die tiring. I'd probably add 15-20 seconds for women (though I've seen all sorts of exceptions...it's amazing how much form affects things in the beginning). If you're heavy and tall and strong, make it 1:45 to 1:50.
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