Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Fair Oaks,CA
Bikes: Kestrel RT1000 & Calfee Tandem
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Following on nightshade, Number Three. Is your core strength really strong? Your back is your fusebox. All the electrical impulses go through it. Get it checked out by a real doc, not a chiropractor. If no damage, seek out a NASM certified trainer. He, she will get you really strong.
After back surgery on L4 and 5, and another back injury that was inoperable, I went through what I call post rehabilitation rehabilitation. Generally insurance will only cover rehab on the affected area. There is more to it than that. When I first started post-rehab, I could do 12 reps of Romanian deadlifts with 25 lbs. Now I use 160-180 lbs and do three sets of 12. Situps on the ball pulling 80 lbs of weight are no problem. Lots of other exercises to get me to this point. Long and short of it is no more back pain, either on or off the bike. Even long 200 milers are no problem.