Just Getting Old I Guess

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My body is all jacked up for anything other than riding a road bike. I think I can track it back to breaking my ribs a few months back. They are still bothering me, but that isn’t the problem. The problem is I couldn’t do anything other than ride road bikes. I usually do a bunch of situps after every ride. I don’t know how many. Somewhere between 50 and 100. I stop when I get tired. I haven’t been able to do those for months. Now I have the same hamstring problem that I did last year, but it is worse because my lower back is sore too. Ever since the MTB ride on rocks last Sunday, my back has been toasted. And that is just making my hamstrings sorer. It doesn’t help much that I’ve been moving around a bunch of heavy glass windows in my spare time. So I’m kind of back at square one for core training except the problem is that I can’t do any because it destroys my ribs. I can’t lay on anything hard like the floor or a bench without a shooting pain in my side.

So, with all that being said, I’m going to be doing a couple cyclocross races this weekend just to make sure that I’m really as bad as I think I am.

8 thoughts on “Just Getting Old I Guess

  1. Bud

    Ever look into functional movement testing? Some of the colleges may have. Basically will look for muscle tightness/ weakness -looks at areas that may not be balanced. Sometimes, working the muscles you think need work, may actually be part of the problem. For example, someone who has a desk job and exhibits a depressed chest (shortened pec muscles) and a slight curviture of the back (lengthening of traps, rhomb muscles, others) may actually be doing the wrong thing for their body by performing bench presses at a local gym or seated rows with a full range of motion.

     
  2. andy

    from the look of that picture i would cut back on the weights, ‘roids and the fake baking. that can’t be good for you.

     

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