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Old 09-10-07, 10:58 AM
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10 seconds every other day and no more back pain

Cycling even with the best posture will give you back pain after awhile. The way to stop the pain is to strengthen the core muscles and the proper way to do that is to train both sides, the back and the abdominals. For example: A person curl dumbbells all day long but after a time their biceps won't get any bigger or stronger unless they work the mirror muscle, their triceps. Since cycler are always leaning forward while riding, their abdominals get neglected while their lower backs become over developed without balance of the mirror muscles and that why you get the pain.

This is how I got rid of my back pain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg1YDlTvSQM

I do 2 sets of 10 reps every other day. On good days I do 1 set of 20 reps, 1 set of 10 reps and finally 5 extra reps.

You don't have to do as much as I do. 1 set of 7-10 reps is good. Do not do them on your knees (the easy way) because that way doesn't strengthen your abs enough to support you back. Doing them on your knees might also give you back pain!

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Originally Posted by yamcha
Cycling even with the best posture will give you back pain after awhile. The way to stop the pain is to strengthen the core muscles and the proper way to do that is to train both sides, the back and the abdominals. For example: A person curl dumbbells all day long but after a time their biceps won't get any bigger or stronger unless they work the mirror muscle, their triceps. Since cycler are always leaning forward while riding, their abdominals get neglected ..
Oh gawd how I hate and dread the "cyclists tummy"...
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Ouchie, I'm not sure I could do 2 of those. That is a good call on balanced muscles. I'm doing some other things to strengthen my core muscles (sit ups & bridging) and it's helped quite a bit. I still have a ways to go in that area though.
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i'm curiously aroused by this ab workout (don't worry, safe for work):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtZQvwXggrY
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Originally Posted by yamcha
Cycling even with the best posture will give you back pain after awhile.
I don't get back pain, nor wheelie-robics. What am I doing wrong?
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Old 09-10-07, 12:39 PM
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I think the hand wheel is cheaper.
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I don't get back pain, nor wheelie-robics. What am I doing wrong?
Are you a cheetah or a wildebeest?
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this doesnt really go for back pain, or whatever, but im a diabetic and i do most of my injections in my abdomen. now i have this bubble of scar tissue on either side of my navel and it makes me look like i have a ******** beer belly. do you have any workouts to get rid of this?
switching injection sites isnt an option.
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Originally Posted by Grumpy Pig
Are you a cheetah or a wildebeest?
I'm more vegetable than animal.
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Originally Posted by Go_Fast
i'm curiously aroused by this ab workout (don't worry, safe for work):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtZQvwXggrY
I've never tried that though I have heard that it's even harder than the hand wheel. At first I was amazed that a woman that fat could do those but then later I saw that she only did a few and she only raised herself up halfway.

That piece of equiptment costs $55 while the hand wheel is $6.99 at Sportmart.

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Originally Posted by Go_Fast
i'm curiously aroused by this ab workout (don't worry, safe for work):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtZQvwXggrY
Ha, ha, ha.
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Try with both wheels!
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Just in case you women think this might be too hard for you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqSpCahng5c
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Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne
Try with both wheels!

I've actually heard of people doing that. It will be a while before I can. I am still working on a one handed rollout.

This is where I get much of my inspiration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57pv_1j4dH0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX2M-kb-TIE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YFfy9lXFGE
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Originally Posted by yamcha
Just in case you women think this might be too hard for you:
Now you've done it.
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There has to be some kind of spring to assist moving back, otherwise I don't think that is physically possible!
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I would fall flat on my face
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Originally Posted by UmneyDurak
There has to be some kind of spring to assist moving back, otherwise I don't think that is physically possible!
That would be cheating.
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Originally Posted by felt1
I would fall flat on my face
That's what happened to me and to most people the first time. Once you are able to do it your life will change. You will have so much better balance, speed and power for all sports.

WARNING: You abs will feel like hell in the morning but you back will feel like heaven the next time you ride.
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Originally Posted by UmneyDurak
There has to be some kind of spring to assist moving back, otherwise I don't think that is physically possible!
Of course it's possible...it's on the internets.
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Originally Posted by yamcha
That's what happened to me and to most people the first time. Once you are able to do it your life will change. You will have so much better balance, speed and power for all sports.

WARNING: You abs will feel like hell in the morning but you back will feel like heaven the next time you ride.
If this excercise can get me a six pack I'll immediately get with the program. I'll borrow my wife's Jenny Craig handwheel.
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my biggest problem is the back too....i need to check this out at home.
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Originally Posted by roadfix
If this excercise can get me a six pack I'll immediately get with the program. I'll borrow my wife's Jenny Craig handwheel.
The only thing that can get you a 6-pack is to burn away the fat around your abs. No amount of crunches, abrolls or sit ups will do it as long as you have fat around your abs. But I am sure you know this.

A person can get a 6-pack by starving themselves while not working out at all.

Something interesting; if you ever look at picture of holocaust victims you will of course see that they are skinny to the bone but most of them do not have a 6-pack and still retain a thin layer of fat on their stomach even though every where else all you see is bone. That tells you that that area fat is the last to go.

Would post a picture but it might be bad idea since the vicitms are naked.
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