I went and had a TT fit done recently but am not sure if that is the right position for me. I am very flexible and can ride for an hour on the drops with a flat back and 5" of saddle-handlebar drop.
However, I have long legs/very short torso. So for me, if I want to ride with a flat back (which, by itself, is perfectly fine), I have to do it in one of the following 2 positions:
1/ Elbows inside the knees (which is very uncomfortable - my rear shoulder muscles, along my shoulder blades, start to hurt within 30 seconds of being in this position)
2/ Elbows outside my knees (which puts them really wide/far out).
If my elbows are in line with the knees, my legs hit them.
Just had a fit session - a relatively low-tech one, in terms of no lasers/power meters/etc. but with a guy who does know his stuff and who's done a great fit for me for my road bike.
He set me up with a stupidly high stem - one that belongs on a hybrid. This is the only position that lets me have my elbows at a moderate width without banging into the elbow. My back is no longer perfectly flat but atleast this feels a bit comfy.
I havent done any rides in this fit yet, but wanted to check and see what some of you guys with similar body types are doing.
Do the shoulder muscles get used to being scrunched in? Will moving to ski bends, instead of S curves, help? HTFU/do weight training to strengthen this area? Or just ride this way for a while and see how the muscles react once they get used to this position?