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my $%^$ back anyone else have these issues?

Old 02-19-06, 03:01 PM
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my $%^$ back anyone else have these issues?

My back even before i rode would go out. reason is my hamstrings get tight and pull and i end up crooked and leaned to one side for a week. doctors have me do yoga several times a day. it helps me keep loose, however days like today all last week my legs seemed to get tight while i sleep and i have to get up at night and stretch. i am not riding now havent rode for 5 months but twice due to back went out like this 0nce last year and that was then and it was hard to comeback.
anyway anyone have this problem with glutes and hams getting real tight at night? i plan on starting to do core workouts , i have never done that an di have been in leg sports my whole life skateboarding surfing golf biking etc. i do upperbody weight trianing but not core,,,,,, anyone any advice wil be great i am tired of the tight leg thing .

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The two common causes of lower back pain that I'm aware of are: being overweight, and muscular imbalance. From your post, it sounds like it's the imbalance. The way to fix it is to do more work on the muscles in the front of your body - your abs, flexors and quads. Core workouts (on the big ball) are good for correcting the imbalances. Crunches and the "Superman" exercise can help if you don't have one of those balls.
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++ core work. Worked for me, anyway. I have (well, had) very weak abs and core and my back would ache on rides, especially on climbs.
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yes, that is me to a tee. have concentrated on core exercises for several months now. When I do tighten I am able to overcome it with some simple stretching. Core helps greatly. Careful not to do flexor exercises when trying to do ab/core work though. And doing it correctly is vitally important.

I always 'warm up' with the scissorkick stretching while lying on my back. This is a great stretching exercise. You are on the right path.
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