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How long to regain staima and strench

Old 04-15-19, 02:32 PM
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How long to regain staima and strench

Finally back on the bike after a serious neck injury took the road bike out on saSaturdand just didn't have anything Lin me to ride like I did five months ago. I've been using the commuter bike for the last 2 months but only going slow on the commute to work also gained a lot of wieght with the broken neck and all got up to 240 pounds so gained about 25 poundsvjust hoping to be able to resume some rides of 50 miles or so really soon but seems a lot for now
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No replacement for saddle time. If youíre looking for strength stamina, you need one to three hard days on the bike. Mix with longer rides on the weekend.

When end I used to commute more regularly. Iíd do my speed work in the mornings and chill ride going home. Speedy morning means I warm up faster and less cold.

Riding the same pace over n over will hit a plateau and can be harder to break because of habits formed.
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Just ride... you'll get there.
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Originally Posted by jsigone View Post
No replacement for saddle time. If youíre looking for strength stamina, you need one to three hard days on the bike. Mix with longer rides on the weekend.

When end I used to commute more regularly. Iíd do my speed work in the mornings and chill ride going home. Speedy morning means I warm up faster and less cold.

Riding the same pace over n over will hit a plateau and can be harder to break because of habits formed.
@jsigone knows of what he speaks, after his recovery from an injury a few years ago . Listen to your body, ride, and stretch afterwards.
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Just ride is the best advice. After a back injury, I rode a whole bunch of 2-5 mile rides before one day it just clicked and I broke 20 flat miles. Still a ways to go, but I now know its achievable....you'll make it too!
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Just ride is the best advice. After a back injury, I rode a whole bunch of 2-5 mile rides before one day it just clicked and I broke 20 flat miles. Still a ways to go, but I now know its achievable....you'll make it too!
That's how comebacks happen, don't force anything, don't strain. Just go on a bunch of what will seem like stupid, ridiculously-short rides, and on one of them, something will "click" and you'll be back in business. It just happens when you least expect it, it's like a gift from above.

Back-wise, I just put a longer stem on one of my bikes, and while the extra reach was uncomfortable at first, I noticed that the reach allowed my back to elongate a bit, taking the pressure off the discs between each bone in my back so that they almost float. I think this likely increases blood flow to the discs while I ride. I tried riding one of my other bikes afterwards and felt noticeably cramped.

People with back pain often fit shorter stems as a cure, but I think a strong case can be made for using a longer stem to help with back pain, provided that the person's back is still is still fairly sound mechanically, which I think is most of us.
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
"Back-wise, I just put a longer stem on one of my bikes, and while the extra reach was uncomfortable at first, I noticed that the reach allowed my back to elongate a bit, taking the pressure off the discs between each bone in my back so that they almost float. I think this likely increases blood flow to the discs while I ride.
Thanks, I will play around with this.
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