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Old 02-15-06, 05:05 AM
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As i mentioned in a thread in the mountain biking forum, i'm training for this race coming up.

Now i've been cycling around 30 or 40 km each day, and i got da gloves shorts etc to help wid various little things... but yesterday after about 17km like between my shoulder blades, my muscles were hurting alot....does anyone kno y? any exercises to strengthen the muscles or maybe i have the seat/handle bars in the wrong position....?
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You can do pull downs and seated or standing rows to strengthen up those muscles some. Most likely it will just take time in the saddle. It is also possible that your bars or stem need changed. You might want to ask around and find a shop that is qualified to do a bike fit for you.
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bent over lateral raises also known as bent over flys
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Try a couple of these strectches:
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You need to figure out if it is just muscle soreness or a spasm. If it is just muscle aches then try a bit of heat to loosen up the muscles then some good stretches.

If it is a spasm (knot in the muscle) then the above will work but there can be other factors such as a vertebra has shifted slightly causing the muscles to spasm. Ether because of the increase amount of pressure on the back or you may have twisted awkwardly at some point during the ride. A good chiro could fix that.

As for why it happened, how long have you been riding? You be leaned forward to far or it just may be your muscles are not used to the position.

Be sure to warm up and stretch before and after you ride.

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