|Originally posted by Lisamarie:
A frightening problem is happening with teenage ski racers. Many are already having surgery for disc herniation. It has been speculated that the aerodynamic rounding of your spine while in a tuck position causes excessive flexion, a problem that many of us already deal with in modern society, which in turn compresses the disc and sciatic nerve.
They have had some success with teaching their clients spinal extension exercises.
|The other option is swimming, but once again, it may be hard to get your heart rate up if you are in great shape but a less than excellent swimmer.|
|Another concept that is gaining credibility is the idea of myofascial release prior to the workout. Check back a few posts and read the link to the foam roller exercises. You can experiment with using them prior to bike riding, and see if there is any difference.