5 comments on “Concept2 Peak Power redux

  1. another interesting read 🙂
    in concept2 rowers circles the peak power test is sometimes referred to as LP, lowest pull,
    and measured as the lowest split time you can manage to pull.
    Got advice from a guy who did a 14 sec 100m sprint (OMG!) that his 3rd stroke is where he pulls the most watts.
    I do those attempts at max drag, but couldn’t do 10 reps of 8 strokes of that. Guess that depends on the rest time. Max drag will hurt your back etc etc but you know this I’m sure. Have a good race at the Head of the Passaic regatta on Sunday.

    • Thanks Johan, 14 secs is sick for 100M ! I do think that pulling at a higher damper gives you the opportunity to generate more watts. I will try this WOD at an 8 during the winter when my back and ribcage is a little more used to the C2. For Fight Gone Bad I used a damper of 8 instead of 4 and that was a better strategy. I find it interesting that on the old C2 model B, we used to test at a drag factor of 180, which on today’s model woud be a damper of about 8 – quite heavy. Thanks and best wishes. – Marc

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