How can a dangly man scull comfortably?
May 7, 2008 6:40 AM Subscribe
Please help me solve a problem with the, er, anatomical logistics of men's rowing.
posted by kittyprecious to sports, hobbies, & recreation (10 answers total)
Thanks to years of long-distance running and cycling, I have thighs like ham hocks...which is great, but I recently decided that it would be nice to balance things out and work on having some upper-body strength too.
I just joined a rowing class and it's good so far, except somehow the combination of the rowing motion and having meaty legs means my man parts keep wandering down into uncomfortable (and squeeze-prone) places--which to say the least is rather distracting. I don't really know my coaches well enough yet to ask them about this, especially not in front of my (co-rec) classmates.
To address the obvious: I already wear briefs. (I mean, I'm a runner; testicular support is very important.) Do experienced rowers have some trick for keeping things up out of the way?