You too can forget back pain and hammer it on the drops You’re out for a long ride and an hour or so in you’re feeling super strong. But, as time goes on, a niggling tightness starts to develop in your lower back. Tightness changes to back pain and soon you’re wiggling in the saddle, performing odd pelvic thrusts at your headset and even stopping intermittently to stretch.
Does this sound familiar? Assuming you’ve had your bike set-up checked, the problem lies within you and your core. (It’s also worth having a read of this article on preventing back pain too.)
My own core has let me down – one episode was during my first Ironman when my back locked up completely on the bike and I ran the first eight miles of the marathon still in my ‘aero position’.
Following an intensive bout of physio I began to pay more attention to my core and, by using a simple sequence of exercises, I banished back pain from my riding. Here’s how you can too. The routine
Try to do this two or three times per week. It only takes 10-15 minutes. If you really can’t be bothered with the whole […]