Butt sores

General discussions about getting and staying fit that don't relate directly to your indoor rower
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Re: Butt sores

Post by FRiC » January 11th, 2018, 9:03 pm

After reading this thread, thanks for all the tips, and ... I'm so glad I'm not the only one. :lol:

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Re: Butt sores

Post by Famous Shoes » January 12th, 2018, 7:34 pm

To the OP: just so you know you're not alone, I've had the same problem-- the rub occurs above the level of the seat. I use C2 rowing shorts, and find that the application of vaseline helps me. It also seems I get less rub if I pay more attention to the drive with my legs, to the point of tensing the glutes at the end of the drive. It seems to reduce the shearing effect. I use Ergdata and can tailor my stroke to optimize drive time and stroke power. Still get the rub on longer workouts. Frankly I need to lose weight, and that, too, will probably help reduce the pinch.

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Re: Butt sores

Post by djwilson » January 13th, 2018, 10:31 pm

I used to get these sores every time I rowed over 2k or so, I got a pair of Boathouse solid trou II and problem was solved. These shorts have no seams in the back and a nice material against your skin, they are amazing. These are the women's shorts I'm guessing they have an equivalent for you guys.
https://www.boathouse.com/collections/w ... -trou-ii-1
F, Hwt, 5'8", 50 yrs old


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Re: Butt sores

Post by Cyclingman1 » January 14th, 2018, 6:04 pm

Been using a 1.5" inch pad with a big "U" cut out in the back for the last 5 yrs. No special clothes, ointments, padding, and the like. The key for me is the total absence of anything rubbing on the affected area, even through clothes. I take the foam piece to where ever I row, whether it be the health club or a C2 certified race.
JimG, Gainesville, Ga, 72,184lb,76”. PBs since age 66: (.5,1,2,5,6,10K)1:30.8, 3:14.1, 6:40.7, 17:34, 21:18.1, 36:21.7;
(1,30,60’)332, 8337, 16237; (HM)1:20:25.

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