Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Bikes: Connondale MTB, Malvern Star (historic) Orbea, GT (newest)
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I've pretty much achieved a ride set-up and fitness levels which have overcome lower back pain problems which I've experienced previously on my regular training rides and smooth surface crit racing, but when I race one particular track, which has quite a lumpy surface, I get serious lower back pain. The circuit is also undulating and has lots of turns as it winds it's way through parkland.
I think the pain is a result of holding myself more rigid to maintain control over the bumps, particularly in the quickest part of the circuit.
Is there a good exercise I can do to strengthen my lower back to help ease this problem? I would appreciate any help I can get.