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Thanks for that, I'll give it a go and see how I get on.PSims wrote:Mash - I used to think the same, until someone showed me.
Most of the time you will "get away" with it as some gym rowers are usually knackered and ill looked after. So a 10 setting will probably give you a 140-150.
You will really know it the day you get on one that's new or cleaned with a 210 or higher value.
You get more for each stroke, but it's:
a) harder to sustain for long sessions
b) run an increased risk of pulling muscles
c) is unrealistic compared to on water rowing, apparently, should you care.
It will seem odd the first times and possibly harder, but it is just adapting. Try and set 140 and do the low SPM 10km challenge. See if you can really get the split times down by concentrating on using the legs properly. I know I can do 18 SPM and pull splits of 2:00 at DF=140. But it ain't easy to maintain!!!
I must admit I've never checked my Drag Factor and carried on with setting 10 even when I received my spanking brand new model D last August. Something to check tonight I think and I can report back on what it is, quite intrigued now by it all.
As for on water rowing, the local duck pond is probably the only place that will see me on water!!
38yrs 110kgs 5'8"