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"The Bike Body"

OakLeaf2011-03-23 03:22:36 +0000 #1
Just happened to run across this piece on cyclists' biomechanics and typical issues.

www.massagetoday.com...article.php?id=14371

I'd really be interested to hear what Knott, or anyone else knowledgeable, thinks of this!
Crankin2011-03-23 03:31:47 +0000 #2
OK, I just came home from the MacKenzie trained PT visit, after having hip pain for over a year.

He told me essentially what this article says, in addition to the fact I now am "leading the flexion addicted life," after mostly standing up all day when I was teaching. My posture kind of sucks, too. But, he talked a lot about how the road bike position just makes this all worse. Now, this guy is a runner, he rides quite a bit, too, and he also x country skis. He didn't tell me to stop, but I am now on the cobras every 2 hours and lots of psoas stretching for awhile, as well as sitting with a lumbar support at home, which will be followed by core work.

Very interesting article.
malkin2011-03-23 03:42:45 +0000 #3
That scary skeleton on a bike pic shows me why my neck and shoulders hurt so much of the time.

I don't hunch to a computer all day, but I do spend considerable time compromising my posture by trying to get face to face with children of various sizes.

Okay, in my spare time,n I hunch at a computer ho hang out here and at my other online haunts for fun when I'm too lazy to ride my bike.
Cataboo2011-03-23 04:03:51 +0000 #4
Ugh. Now I want pictures of me on the bike to see what it looks like.

I tend to have fairly good posture, so hopefully that helps.

People are always telling me "why don't you sit back and relax?"
warneral2011-03-23 04:37:51 +0000 #5
My bike fitter did make changes to help my bike posture which immediately resulted in reduced neck strain. He said he thought my posture was due to flexibility. I've been working on forward stretches after exercise this winter hoping to also improve flexibility. To be honest, this article is a little "over my head". LOL
channlluv2011-03-23 04:04:27 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by Crankin

... He didn't tell me to stop, but I am now on the cobras every 2 hours and lots of psoas stretching for awhile, as well as sitting with a lumbar support at home, which will be followed by core work.

Very interesting article.

Do you mean "on the cobras" being the cobra pose in yoga?

My massage therapist at the chiropractor's office recommended their guy who does the deep stretching -- he worked on Ladanian Tomlinson when he was still here with the Chargers. I've seen other people (Ironman triathletes, hockey players, etc.) come out of his therapy room extremely relaxed, and, um, worked over. They all tell me it feels great, but I don't know if I'm up for it.

I'm not exactly built bend-friendly. Has anyone else done this kind of extreme stretching?

Roxy

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