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Old 08-24-2011, 10:25 AM
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Long Distance Running.
10k? Half? Marathon??
Those races are dominated by guys 28-33.
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500 meter rowing is a sprint, and muscle is retained better than aerobic capacity as you age. IIRC Linfor Chritie made an Olympic 100m final around the age of 40(they noted he was the only grandfather in the race). Plenty of discus throwers are still competitive in their early 40s.

There's also the fact that the population of people trying to set the Concept 2 500 meter record is pretty small. There are likely plenty of Olympians who could do better than this but don't bother logging it. If everyone were out there doing this, the 50 year old would not be in the top 5.
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because of htis thread, I am going to use this at the gym instead of the elliptical.

some questions about form (I suppose I could google, but too lazy). not sure if any of this actually matters, but I thought I'd ask?

1. Back straight up and down or lean back when pulling in?
2. underarm grip (like a curl) or over hand grip?
3. if over hand, elbows out or in? pull to your chest or stomach
4. anything else I should know?
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Going to the gym... going to set it on level 5 and see how long I can maintain a 2:10 pace for.

UPS says my thingy should arrive by tomorrow. I hope it's when I or my wife is home.
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because of htis thread, I am going to use this at the gym instead of the elliptical.

some questions about form (I suppose I could google, but too lazy). not sure if any of this actually matters, but I thought I'd ask?

1. Back straight up and down or lean back when pulling in?
2. underarm grip (like a curl) or over hand grip?
3. if over hand, elbows out or in? pull to your chest or stomach
4. anything else I should know?
1. I'd say youtube some people doing it.
2. Overhand
3. Defer to Sheba
4. Defer to Sheba
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http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/excercise.html#Row
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That's fantastic, thank you.
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because of htis thread, I am going to use this at the gym instead of the elliptical.

some questions about form (I suppose I could google, but too lazy). not sure if any of this actually matters, but I thought I'd ask?

1. Back straight up and down or lean back when pulling in?
2. underarm grip (like a curl) or over hand grip?
3. if over hand, elbows out or in? pull to your chest or stomach
4. anything else I should know?
1. Long, slow pulls. Like 2pac with a wonderjoint. Lean forward to start the pull, then push with your legs while pulling with your arms. Lean back and bring the handle to your chest. Try to keep your core tight the whole time.

2. Overhand

3. At the front, arms are fully extended. As you pull, your arms stay straight, allowing power to be transmitted from your legs and back to the handle. Your arms bend at the end of the pull, and the handle comes to your chest.

4. There is no reason for the handle to move up or down. That's wasted energy. When the handle touches your chest, the pull is over. Don't "rest" in the back position; immediately bring the handle forwards and start the next pull.

And have fun.
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Went for 9:24 at 2:10 pace then my back started aching too much. When I get my own machine I will video myself and watch to make sure I'm doing it right.
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4. There is no reason for the handle to move up or down. That's wasted energy.
Isn't the point of exercise wasting energy?
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