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Tight Groin.

Old 10-18-07, 05:17 PM
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Tight Groin.

I've been riding for almost 3 months now. and i've noticed that on some of my longer rides. over 25 or so miles that after i climb a hill or pedal a big gear for awhile my groin gets pretty tight. but it doesn't really happen if i get out of the saddle on a hill. how can i keep it from happening? or is it strengthening my groin and it will eventually go away?
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Old 10-18-07, 05:51 PM
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stretch ur hip flexors before you ride
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Old 10-18-07, 06:03 PM
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sounds like a horrible pickup line
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Originally Posted by snoboard2 View Post
sounds like a horrible pickup line
...or a personal problem.
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Two things come to mind: (a) check your saddle height and (b) stretch. Get some blood through the muscles before you stretch too intensely, though.

I had to play around w/ saddle height a bit after hernia surgery (THAT was some tightness in the groin...), hence the advice. It helped me. YMMV.
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Originally Posted by ARCycle View Post
it doesn't really happen if i get out of the saddle on a hill
stand more often
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Old 10-18-07, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by dcon View Post
Two things come to mind: (a) check your saddle height and (b) stretch. Get some blood through the muscles before you stretch too intensely, though.

I had to play around w/ saddle height a bit after hernia surgery (THAT was some tightness in the groin...), hence the advice. It helped me. YMMV.

would that mean that my saddle is too high? and on longer rides i stop about ever 12 miles or so and get off the bike to take about a 1-2 minute break.
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