Rode about 35 miles on the road yesterday, still looking for some dirt, but it is kind of hard to find here. I am loving the new clip-less pedals and I can see a huge improvement in my riding and climbing. I can also make small bunny hops now that I was unable to do previously. So that being said I got carried away hopped off a curb and wrenched my back a bit. I am 37, and have had some problems with my back before. It was not bad and I was able to ride the rest of the day, just very sore. Here is the question, what are some exercises I can do that will strengthen my core muscles, protect my back and keep me in the saddle instead of on the couch with a heat pack on my back? Also are there any exercises that are helpful to riding in general.
Great timing! I was just thinking about this myself. Like the article starts out, my legs are in great shape, but I need to work on my core some more. I’m skinny, so hopefully these will help me tone it up and help me kick my friends a$$e$ 😼