I regularly find that my tailbone is rubbed raw at the end of a long outing – could this be due to not sitting far enough back on the seat? I have tried seat pads but they do not seem to help, in fact if anything they exacerbate the problem. Thank you.
This is a problem that I also experience particularly when rowing with Janousek Stampfli seats! I put this down to the design of their seat shape because I don’t get it with Filippi seats but I do get it on Concept2 seats.
Causes of seat chafing in rowing
- Sitting too far back on the seat which encourages (2) below
- Leaning back and collapsing backwards onto my tailbone at the finish of the stroke
Solutions to tailbone chafing in rowing
- How to position the back for rowing
- How to coach posture in rowing – send this to your coach to read