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Old 02-12-19, 12:31 PM
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If there's just one thing I could say to those with back pain, it's this: ride your bike, a lot. After I injured my back skiing after years of not working my back, cycling was what made the pain go away. That's when I took up randonneuring for a few years.

Of course I also worked my back, hard, stretched and etc.

If one is just starting out to rehab a bad back, Core Advantage with Tom Danielson is a good start. After my ski injury, I spent a year slowly progressing through the exercises in that book. Took ~20 minutes every morning. And ride your bike. I've always used a full-on road position, bars as low as my frame allows and with a good long reach.
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