Sdhp question
Posted: 16 June 2013 06:04 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Ok, we get versions of this question a lot.  I’m wanting to find a balance for sub in longer distance rowing.  Tomorrow is 3 x 1000 m row.  That’s a tough row but the rowing is easier on me than 3 x 100 45 lb sdhp.  I know from experience that when I’ve got access to a concept 2 I can do 1000 and not wish I was dead.  After about 60 or so straight sdhp with 45. I’m barely able to do the movement and I’m not sure about my capability in the chin ups with that many sdhp in the repeats.

Anyone else have experience when faced with this sub for rowing?  I’ve always seen the sub as 1 x 45 lb sdhp per 10 meters.  I feel like its the difference between a 100 m freestyle and a 100 meter butterfly in swimming - that sub is pretty equivalent.  But a 1000 meter free is in no way equivalent to a 1000 m butterfly in swimming.

Thanks for any sharing on yalls experience.  My barn gym does not have a rower.

J

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Posted: 16 June 2013 06:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I’d say my experience is the opposite.  I can do 100 45lb SDHPs about 20s faster than rowing a 1000m, though I’d still rather row a 1000m piece than do 100 SDHPs.

I would expect both of them to cut down on your pull-up ability, though I would think the actual row would take more out of the shoulders and lats than the SDHP. 

It’s been a while since I’ve done SDHPs and Pull-Ups in the same workout, so I’m speculating a little here.

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Posted: 16 June 2013 06:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks Frosty, I should say that the sdhp at high rep is my own personal experience in hating a WOD.  It’s probably a goat of mine which means I should continue to do them but rowing was definitely easier for me the times I tried the concept 2 s.

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Posted: 16 June 2013 08:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I’m in the same boat as you, JSJ. High rep SDHP wear me out bad and makes pullups super rough, I’d much prefer rowing.

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Posted: 17 June 2013 03:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I’m with you 100%. I hated those high rep SDHPs so much I went out and got my own C2.

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Posted: 17 June 2013 03:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Well I didn’t get any suggestions before I started this morn so I just did the damn things

Oh well

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Posted: 17 June 2013 06:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Until I got a rower I subbed running for anything more than 500 meters of rowing.  I read that the sub rate was something like 800 running for 1000 m of rowing.

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Posted: 21 June 2013 05:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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my jim dont have a rower either, i have been subbing running for rowing mainly, i did jackie once tho with 100 SDHP and had to break into 3 that was with 15kg also never mind 20kg bar.  Would love a C2 rower as i feel im missing out badly

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Posted: 21 June 2013 06:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Have you tried lowering the weight from 45 to say 20? That worked for me and seemed to be a better sub for the longer rows.

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