Do you have lower back pain that’s getting in the way of you enjoying your time in the saddle?
If you’re an avid cyclist, this might sound familiar to you. You planned your day so that you’ll have a couple of hours in the evening to get on your bicycle and go for a ride. After a busy day at work, you turn off your laptop – it’s time to unwind and go for your ride.
You’re enjoying the ride, feeling the wind in your face and clocking in the miles. About 30 minutes in, you start to feel a little dull ache in your lower back. As you keep going, that little ache gradually gets more pronounced.
You mentally prepare yourself for the inevitable lower back pain that’s to come. For the love of cycling, you bear with it and carry on.
2 hours later, you arrive back home and your lower back is killing you. You try stretching your back, icing it but it doesn’t provide much relief. Eventually, you popped a couple of painkillers or anti-inflammatories.
Andrew has been doing triathlons for years. For him, hours in the saddles means having to dealing with lower back aches during and after a training session.
After Andrew got his back stronger from barbell strength training, he can now spend time on his bicycle without his back killing him.
If you’re frustrated by constantly getting lower back ache when you get on your bicycle for a ride, having a stronger back can save you from unnecessary pain. The improved performance is a bonus side effect.
Watch the video and hear Andrew talk about his back before and after strength training.