just another gosling
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004
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I used to have this problem, especially in early season. I'd take about 5 days completely off the bike, eating ibuprofen - about 1800 mg/day during this period. Then I'd get back to the gym, doing the back machine, abs, leg sled, and squats, along with Z1 & Z2 riding. After a couple of weeks of that, I'd be fine.
I see that you say it just gets tight like this on the trainer. Probably because the trainer holds you in one position and doesn't give you any rest. Try putting it in a big gear and getting out of the saddle, pumping slowly, about every 10 minutes.