Mountain Biking and Back Pain: How to Prevent It and Cure It!
I have finally rid myself of the back pain that has bothered me most of my adult life, but has been really annoying in the last ten years (I honestly thought all mountain bikers had some back pain, it was the price we pay for having so much fun!). Before I share my cure with you, I want you to understand three important things.
Step one: myofascial release! I have known about myofascial release through foam rolling for years, but there are ways to get more and better release, or as my teacher called it myofascial unwinding.
How to do step three, Yin Yoga:
Now for the actual Yin Yoga exercises that eased the pain and kept it away.
Now! And the future of your back:
Currently, in addition to working 40-60 hours a week, I’m doing five yoga classes a week, two to three 45 minute workouts, my own yoga practice, riding and rolling around on those yellow torture devices (tennis balls) for at least 15 minutes a day. If I can do it, you can do it!