Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Training & Nutrition
Reload this Page >

Is anyone else sitting for long periods and managed to keep their core strong?

Notices
Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

Is anyone else sitting for long periods and managed to keep their core strong?

Old 01-14-22, 02:56 AM
  #1  
cubewheels
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Manila, Philippines
Posts: 2,432

Bikes: A really old BMX bike, Jackal Mio Gravel Bike

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1139 Post(s)
Liked 483 Times in 394 Posts
Is anyone else sitting for long periods and managed to keep their core strong?

Most of the day, I sit due to work. It seems to affect my core strength. How did anyone dealt with it especially to those still holding jobs or when used to work before retiring?

I prefer not to do any separate core strength training as I want to maximize my riding time between jobs and sleeping and I found you can still improve core strength simply by riding the bike. I used to do strength training with large weights for few reps which worked both legs and core muscles and it was quite effective and required very little time. Unfortunately, due to accident last year, I injured my arm and unable to lift heavy weights. I only managed to maintain similar performance prior to accident by training at higher cadence to reduce strain on the core muscles.

Solutions? Remove back rest of my chair? How effective would that be?

Last edited by cubewheels; 01-14-22 at 03:02 AM.
cubewheels is offline  
Old 01-14-22, 06:17 PM
  #2  
TMonk
Not actually Tmonk
 
TMonk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 12,099

Bikes: road, track, mtb

Mentioned: 138 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1305 Post(s)
Liked 1,173 Times in 627 Posts
As I've aged, and been more desk bound at work, I've found the need for core and lower body strength/stabilization to avoid injury. You may have to scale back your time on the bike a little bit to accommodate it, but in my case it's a necessity. You don't need much either, 30-45 min of focused work per week in a couple separate sessions is plenty
__________________
"Your beauty is an aeroplane;
so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste
TMonk is offline  
Old 01-14-22, 07:33 PM
  #3  
cb400bill
Forum Moderator
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 20,047

Bikes: Fuji SL2.1 Carbon Di2 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 4 Trek Checkpoint ALR gravel Viscount Aerospace Pro Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 51 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2643 Post(s)
Liked 3,886 Times in 2,326 Posts
I need to do more core stuff.
__________________
Life is good






cb400bill is offline  
Old 01-14-22, 08:04 PM
  #4  
StanSeven
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Delaware shore
Posts: 13,430

Bikes: Cervelo C5, Guru Photon, Waterford, Specialized CX

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 915 Post(s)
Liked 968 Times in 702 Posts
I’ve noticed my core is weaker by the amount of arm support used on the bars.
StanSeven is offline  
Old 01-14-22, 09:24 PM
  #5  
Siu Blue Wind
Homey
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 13,363
Mentioned: 53 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2172 Post(s)
Liked 883 Times in 571 Posts
belly button IN is what I'm always told
__________________
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline  
Old 01-15-22, 06:51 AM
  #6  
unterhausen
Randomhead
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Happy Valley, Pennsylvania
Posts: 22,338
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked 1,899 Times in 1,353 Posts
swimming and pushups
unterhausen is offline  
Old 01-15-22, 09:01 AM
  #7  
Homebrew01
Super Moderator
 
Homebrew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ffld Cnty Connecticut
Posts: 21,670

Bikes: Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1081 Post(s)
Liked 536 Times in 376 Posts
I have been much less active lately. Core and stamina are suffering.
__________________
Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike.

FYI: https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-sugg...ad-please.html
Homebrew01 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.