Have been having trouble with numb left hand since bumping my commute from 6 miles/day to 20+/day.
Went to LBS and thinking to replace the straightbar handlebar on my Fuji Absolute 4.0 to drop bar. I asked some questions was informed it will cost more to upgrade bike than the bike cost originally. It was politely recommended I do pushups. Yeah, I'm not the most robust looking guy. thin is my middle name. The rationale was that I am riding on my pectoral muscles supporting my weight on my hands and that I need to strengthen my upper body to better support myself and not over stress the pec's (where the nerve runs through going to my hands?) causing my hands to go numb?
Is this likely?
I know, I know, I will continue upgrading the engine but wonder if this upper body strength issue causing hand numbness is likely or not.
dropping and doing 20 well maybe 5... lord am I out of shape here.