Denmark’s Sverri Nielsen the single sculler uses the ProW Seat Pad while racing at Luzern World Cup. You can see the pink
pad taped to his scull seat top.
What you can’t see are the wedges inserted underneath the pad which lift up your pelvis off the seat giving relief to glute / hamstring / sciatic pain for many users.
Womens seat pad
We got a question from a reader
“Is there a women’s version, with wider holes? I have consistent rowing- or erging-related inflammation around the left sitting bone-piriformis-top of the hamstring, and really need a good seat pad. I’ve tried the usual ones, and they don’t hell much. Men’s ones make it worse.”
I do know about female pelvis sizes. No there isn’t a different size for women, but the product has very wide holes already compared to most rowing seats.
The reader replied
Thanks for following up on this. I’m trying to find something that will help with persistent bruising/inflammation in the left sitting bone/piriformis area. Glute stretches help up to a point. Do you happen to have any advice?
And, yes we do have advice for sore bum while rowing or sculling or on the rowing machine.