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kingrollokingrollo Posts: 3,147
Reading all these threads about aches and pains (and in the past I have suffered to)

For the past year I have being doing weekly yoga classes - got to say its one of the best things I ever did - all that talk of core strength - sit bones, all makes so much sense now.....

If your struggling, and even if youre not - i really would give it a try....

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  • katiebobkatiebob Posts: 208
    What sort of yoga do you do?

    Ive been recommended pilates but havent tried it yet. The 90 minute class of yoga I did years ago was the most bored I have ever been... :oops:
  • kingrollokingrollo Posts: 3,147
    What sort of yoga do you do?

    Ive been recommended pilates but havent tried it yet. The 90 minute class of yoga I did years ago was the most bored I have ever been... :oops:

    Yes I wouldn't say I particulary enjoy it. but it gets results. Id been of the bike for almost 4 years with a mysterios hip\hamstring\buttock issue.........
    Pilates is good but I thing yoga gets your more flexible......ironically I went to yoga as the pilates class folded...
  • diydiy Posts: 6,680
    Its definitely got an OAP and fat house wife reputation, but it does work. To be honest though once you have had a few classes and got the technique, you can do it at home by yourself or follow on-line videos. I do something called body balance which is a slightly more active version of yoga/pilates.
  • Dodger747Dodger747 Posts: 305
    " wrote:
    Its definitely got an OAP and fat house wife reputation.

    In the UK it may have, but not on the continent.It's quite cool and becoming a 'lifestyle' type thing with lots of holidays/retreats in high end resorts and is often combined with surfing.

    There's a Rapha equivalent in the yoga world, Lululemon - definitely not one for the OAPs...

    As for the OP, anything that helps you get stretching into your training routine is a good thing!
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  • Reading all these threads about aches and pains (and in the past I have suffered to)

    Also bare in mind there are a lot of cyclist who don't suffer any aches and pains and only ride their bikes
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,026
    I've had a hard day at work .. ony my feet all day... just managed to scrape thru Extra Shot with a NP of 270... hurt like hell... all i want is my tea... wine and tv after a shower.....of course would love to stretch for 30 minutes..
    not
  • kingrollokingrollo Posts: 3,147
    Reading all these threads about aches and pains (and in the past I have suffered to)

    Also bare in mind there are a lot of cyclist who don't suffer any aches and pains and only ride their bikes

    Yep that used to be me - tight hamstrings & tight hips caused me some pretty serious injuries - I ignored the warning signs, Like I say the one injury caused me to miss almost 4 years of cycling.
    Im not saying yoga would have prevented all that- but in the last year I have finally got back on my bike. Any struggling with bike discomfort or injuries might want to give it a shot - its a lot kinder on the pocket than a bike fit !
  • SHHHSHHH Posts: 22
    Kingrollo, would you mind sharing the kind of stretches you've been doing to alleviate the pain?
    I'm also struggling with mysterious hip/buttock/hamstring/back problems. It's been just over 6 years now, and it's not only a cycling related pain in my case. Even sitting or standing is painful. I've seen several specialists, both NHS and private, and have had MRI's and X-Rays which show some issues, but nothing severe enough to warrant the pain and stiffness. Genuinely interested, thanks.
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    Kingrollo, would you mind sharing the kind of stretches you've been doing to alleviate the pain?
    I'm also struggling with mysterious hip/buttock/hamstring/back problems. It's been just over 6 years now, and it's not only a cycling related pain in my case. Even sitting or standing is painful. I've seen several specialists, both NHS and private, and have had MRI's and X-Rays which show some issues, but nothing severe enough to warrant the pain and stiffness. Genuinely interested, thanks.

    You had your vitamin D levels checked?? My wife's symptoms were like that when her vit D levels were very low, and improved (slowly) with very high dose supplements. Google osteomalacia.
  • SHHHSHHH Posts: 22
    I haven't had Vitamin D levels checked. I did have a look into Osteomalacia (rickets), but it's not what I'm suffering from. Appreciate the response. I've had a lot of blood tests done too, so can exclude many of the things they check for. Fairly certain it's mechanical at this point, but haven't found many stretches that work. Been doing foam roller, massage balls and plenty of other things.
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