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Old 08-03-2013, 01:07 PM   #1
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I keep getting Adductor pain when rowing...Am i doing something wrong (form wise) or what else could it be?
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:46 PM   #2
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:12 AM   #3
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Re: rowing machine

I wish I could help... ...just don't have an answer.

Mobility issues are very often the culprit when we have pain with movement. Maybe take a look at Kelly Starrett's book (Supple Leopard) or the mobilityWod site? Most all of us have tight hips, of one degree or another, and your adductors could be affected when rowing. I think that is an area of consideration for you.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:36 AM   #4
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Re: rowing machine

Is there a video posted somewhere of your rowing technique? It's hard for people to answer questions about your form without, you know, seeing it.

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Old 08-04-2013, 12:59 PM   #5
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Re: rowing machine

Like Mark said, without a video, it's hard to say. There shouldn't be a great deal of adductor activation in the rowing stroke to begin with. My guess would be one or more of the following:

1. You are rowing with your knees outside of your arms.

2. Your shoulders are behind your hips in the catch position, which is preventing hamstring activation.

3. You are driving through your toes instead of your heals and turning your knees in during the drive, which is causing excessive activation of the VMO/adductor kinetic chain.
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:04 AM   #6
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Re: rowing machine

concept 2 will send you a free DVD explaining the technique. You don't have to actually own one of their rowers either. It's pretty good.
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Like Mark said, without a video, it's hard to say. There shouldn't be a great deal of adductor activation in the rowing stroke to begin with. My guess would be one or more of the following:

1. You are rowing with your knees outside of your arms.

2. Your shoulders are behind your hips in the catch position, which is preventing hamstring activation.

3. You are driving through your toes instead of your heals and turning your knees in during the drive, which is causing excessive activation of the VMO/adductor kinetic chain.
yep, I was driving through my toes. THanks man!!!
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