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What's "Low Pull"?

Post by William » Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:07 pm

I notice a lot of folk are including something called "Low Pull" or LP with their personal bests. Could someone please explain what this is? How do you measure it and what does it tell you about the rower? Many thanks.
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Post by Stan » Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:22 pm

Hi William
This is something Jessica asked on the main forum today as well. Basically its the fastest split/500m you can achieve i.e your maximum speed. You are not likely to be able to hold this speed for more 2 or 3 strokes. Try setting your pm3 (or pm2) to 100m and just go hell for leather.
I suppose its a measure of your power.
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Post by William » Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:56 pm

Many thanks for that. I assume you set your machine on ten, let rip, and score the fastest stroke! Sounds easy, so long as one doesn't put one's back out.
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Post by Thomas W-P » Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:09 pm

I heard someone say it is five strokes maximum, but I think that is from a running start.

And yes, watch the back - or your low pull will be your last pull for a while.
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Post by alistairkbs » Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:17 pm

Oh so thats what it means
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Post by big dave k » Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:08 am

had this discussion on the c2 forum a while back. the general consensus amongst the big guys on there was that it was more about manipulating the machine than just pulling hard. most get the split down by rating rediculously high (50/60 :shock: ) for a few strokes, then there's nothing left. but it isn't too much of a show of power while normally rowing, as the stroke is shortened so much to ramp up the rate, it barely resembles a rowing stroke.

still, it's something to do if you're bored. i need to work on the technique to get the rate up. mine was pulled at less than 40spm 8)
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Post by Jessica-Red » Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:28 am

"""rating rediculously high (50/60 )"""


WHAT WITHOUT BURSTING!!!!



:shock: :shock: :?
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Post by big dave k » Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:45 am

Jessica-Red wrote:WHAT WITHOUT BURSTING!!!!



:shock: :shock: :?
apparently so. i think the highest ive ever got the rate was the high 40s. but it was a shockingly short stroke and nowhere near poweful enough to bring the split down too low. im sure with a bit of practice these kind of rates are possible. apparently the new lightweight world record holder rates 40 throughout the middle of his 2k. and then goes quicker to sprint at the end!!
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Post by Wolfmiester » Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:17 am

Having just done this recently I read and followed the following rules;

"From a standing start record your lowest split time recorded within 5 strokes".

I'll try and locate the url, but can't at the mo. :oops:

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Post by Jessica-Red » Mon Dec 11, 2006 4:41 pm

Oh dear!! thats me messed up then as from a standing start it takes me half an hr to get going just like my car

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Post by webberg » Mon Dec 11, 2006 4:51 pm

Not really JR.

Do your half hour warm up. Then stop - let the flywheel stop and then go for it. :lol:
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