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

Old 01-14-22, 02:56 AM
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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?

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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
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I need to do more core stuff.
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I’ve noticed my core is weaker by the amount of arm support used on the bars.
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I have been much less active lately. Core and stamina are suffering.
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