- Oarsome Grips
The Oarsome Grips increase the surface area of contact between your hands and the handle; instantly helping stop the skin on the palms of your hand bunching up. This is what causes the painful formation of blisters and sore on your hands.
The unique shape of the Oarsome Grips means that it helps keep your hands, wrists and arms in a strong position.
The Oarsome Grips are made with an built in industry trusted antibacterial and antimicrobial agent - no more germs!
“After rowing on the water for many years and requiring frequent surgical removal from my Concept 2, I accepted calluses and blisters on my finger joints and hands as the norm, but was delighted when I came across the Oarsome Grips. I was pleasantly surprised when I first used them and now really feel the difference if I use a machine that hasn’t got them. I use the grips in the A or Catch position, which relieves any pressure on the joints of the fingers. The Oarsome Grips encourage a more relaxed, flatter hand and wrist position, which is still strong but results in far less wrist and hand fatigue. In the past, I subconsciously used to reposition my hand and finger frequently, but with the grips I realised I don’t do this any more. I always encourage people I coach to use them and recommend them on our Instructor Courses. My coaching philosophy for training on the rower is based on ‘economy of effort’. It makes sense to look at putting the effort in to the right parts of the stroke. If you are distracted by discomfort in the three areas you are connected to the rower (hands, backside and feet) you aren’t going to be focussing on the right things!
Long sessions on the rower have definitely been relieved by the Oarsome Grips – I would recommend everyone to give them a try.”
Mark Pinches, Concept 2 Master Instructor.