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Polar OH1 – Do Arm Based Heart Rate Measurements Work for Rowing? (Updated!)

My old Wahoo Tickr died earlier this week.  I bought a new one just like it as a replacement, but while I was figuring that out, I saw a tweet from none other than Stephen Seiler showing heart rate data from a polar OH1 taken during a skierg session.  It looked good! I thought that…

Rowing Efficiency – Should I work on my Finish?

This morning I was thinking about “Wash” and rowing efficiency. According to the Nielsen-Kellerman site, wash is defined as: “Unlock occurs when the force drops below 200N for sweep or 100N for sculling. Wash is the difference between Unlock and Finish angles.” Theoretically, you should aim for a long finish angle combined with a low…

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