Tailbone issues and situps

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  1. rotc2013

    rotc2013 Member

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    Hey everybody

    I have a really accentuated tailbone. I think its probably because of my build (6'3", lanky, wiry), at any rate it is very defined. Not a huge deal except when it comes to situps. As long as I am doing them on a soft surface (grass, mats, football turf etc etc) I'm fine, but trying to do them on a hard surface is next to impossible because I am literally rolling on my tailbone.

    Any ideas on how to remedy/cancel out the effects of this? I mean I realize its a pretty permanent thing but I'm just afraid that this might affect me later on in my career as an officer (currently an MSI in AROTC). I mean I can pass my APFT because the sit up portion is done on a mat, but what if there is more demanding PT down the line that I can't do? I just don't want my tailbone to limit me in any way.

    thanks for the help
     
  2. rotc2013

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    Also think the skin is pretty thin/stretched over the bone, it has broken twice after doing situps on a fairly rough surface in the past month. going to try some of that "liquid new skin" or liquid band aid because ive got an APFT on monday:frown:
     
  3. goaliedad

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    Not sure if it will work or not (exactly where the padding is placed), but you might want to look at some cycling shorts, as they are designed to protect sensitive areas with padding.
     
  4. rotc2013

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    Yeah I think I might. I was wearing compression shorts for the first week of PT but that was what caused the problem in the first place-too much friction of the shorts rubbing against my skin, the mat, etc etc ended up tearing the skin. Needless to say I don't wear those anymore! But those cycling shorts sound interesting, thanks for the tip!
     
  5. ND88TN

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    That happens to me too. I've just learned to lean a little to the side, which looks odd, but seems to work sort of well.

    The cycling shorts sound interesting. I may have to look into getting a pair.
     

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