Sore bottom

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Re: Sore bottom

Postby Jeffreyleigh » March 11th, 2017, 2:02 pm

My issue is two fold , after about 90 minutes I get an aching bum and I have to keep readjusting my seating position thereafter , but the bigger problem is the sweat and constant motion of the rowing starts to cause " welts" or " sores" on
the top of my backside , this then gets worse and worse the longer I row and it then takes around a week for the skin to
heal up . I don't think there is much I can do about sweat between the cheeks of my backside . As I've already said my
technique is pretty sound so I'm not thinking that could be a contributory factor .
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Re: Sore bottom

Postby Cyclist2 » March 11th, 2017, 2:13 pm

That product may help with the skin irritation. There are several others for the same purpose if that one doesn't work, check out triathlon websites. The sore muscles just take time. I also have to shift my position occasionally on longer rows to relieve the aching glutes. I can do that on the recovery between strokes so no stopping needed.
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Re: Sore bottom

Postby Cyclingman1 » March 13th, 2017, 3:46 pm

I wait every year for this topic to come up. Yes, there is a huge difference between glute soreness and sores developing around the tailbone. A normal C2 seat rubs around the tailbone. Depending on anatomy, rowing style, etc some, maybe most, are not bothered by this. Or they develop tough skin. For others, perhaps the minority, the solution is to make sure that part of the anatomy does not rub on the C2 seat. My technique is to use about a 2 in thick fairly stiff piece of foam the same size as the seat with a U-shape cut out of the back. That raises the tailbone off of the seat. End of problem. There are several who have read my posts about this situation over the years and benefitted.
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Re: Sore bottom

Postby Jeffreyleigh » March 13th, 2017, 4:42 pm

Well that's worth a go , I have tried so many different things including garden cushions doubled up, pillows , towels
Etc...and nothing has really worked thus far ( several years down the road !!) long term. I've just started using 2Toms Buttman roll on , in conjunction with the seat pad and cycling underwear ( Gonso ) and someone else recommended JL Racing Row pants so these have just arrived this morning and I'll give them a go too. Something's gotta work !! Again, many thanks for your suggestion .
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Re: Sore bottom

Postby Rowan McSheen » March 14th, 2017, 1:08 pm

I don't do anything like the distance you're doing, but the solution for me was a small towel with about four layers of bubblewrap folded inside it.
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Re: Sore bottom

Postby Steve1960VA » March 14th, 2017, 1:22 pm

The solution for me came via this forum, some months or a year or more ago.

Some fellow recommended to someone here that they sit toward the forward / front edge of the seat.

I've done that ever since and the minimal issues I was having are a thing of the past.

(No extra cushion, etc.).

Good luck to you.
Male. Virginia, USA. Born 1960. 6'4" (1.93 m). 268 pounds (122 kg). C2 Model D, PM 5.

Am rowing for fitness. Weight loss OK if it comes.
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Re: Sore bottom

Postby Jeffreyleigh » March 14th, 2017, 1:25 pm

Thank you for your input, I'll give it a go . At the moment I'm experimenting with 2Toms Buttman roll on and I'm
Cautiously optimistic that this is helping , however it's only been two days and I've only done 2x20k rows so far so I need
to test it over 3-4 hours . Cheers
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Re: Sore bottom

Postby Donnie » March 19th, 2017, 11:10 am

Endurerow seat solved the problem for me. A bit pricey but works.
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Re: Sore bottom

Postby Jeffreyleigh » March 19th, 2017, 1:01 pm

Donnie, thanks for the suggestion , I've just ordered a seat pad, and if it works the cost will be irrelevant, thanks again .
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Re: Sore bottom

Postby Cyclingman1 » March 19th, 2017, 5:53 pm

Donnie wrote:Endurerow seat solved the problem for me. A bit pricey but works.


Never used this seat, but it looks very promising. First it gives your butt bones a place to go. Secondly, it does exactly what my DIY solution does and that is it has a large cutout that would keep the tailbone off of the seat. I'm actually thinking about buying one, even though my home solution has worked for me for years.
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Re: Sore bottom

Postby Jeffreyleigh » March 20th, 2017, 12:55 am

Cycling man: Well if it works for me it'll work for anyone , I've had this problem for years !!
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Re: Sore bottom

Postby Ripples » March 25th, 2017, 12:22 pm

While looking at the EndureRow seat at Amazon, came across this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LW ... UTF8&psc=1

Figured for $30, what could I lose so I ordered one. Normally my seat comfort level drops around 30 minutes. With this seat my butt was still comfortable at 60 minutes.
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Re: Sore bottom

Postby stewstar73 » April 3rd, 2017, 5:00 pm

I found Hotspur muscle rub helped me get through the pain. My pain felt like a dead leg (of the bottom) and the heat (lots) certainly detracts from this feeling
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