Back Pain

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Does anyone know of resources (links, books, opinions, etc.) about the relationship of back problems and cycling; i.e., what bikes/positions are better for different kinds of problems; what helps/ what hurts? My particular concern is lower back.


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<a href="">Peter O'Reilly</a> (not verified)
lower back pain

Lower back pain may be the result of tight hamstrings. Do you stretch much? I'm bad with such and the lower back pain serves as a good personal reminder for me.

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Bill Vojtech (not verified)

Try Active Isolated Stretching( Also, the McKenzie Method, (, works to relieve/prevent sciatica.

Tight hamstring muscles don't let you rotate your pelvis forward, causing more stress to be put on the lower back. Also, if your saddle causes discomfort when you rotate your pelvis forward, you will not do it and that will also cause stress on the lower back.

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hogwich guy (not verified)
try back extensions

i used to have lower back pain for many years until i decided to focus on core workouts starting about a year ago. i do a lot of back extensions, leg lifts, various types of crunches, etc.

i think this really made a difference because this past season was practically back pain free. oh, and i too have really, really tight hamstrings. i try to stretch as much as possible, but i'm still pretty tight.

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