It is quite simple if the bike saddle is not comfortable then you won’t sit correctly on the seat. If you don’t sit correctly on the seat most of the time you will create excess pressure in the lower back which in turn will cause shoulder pain and potentially knee pain, from not recruiting the glutes.
The reason for setting your bike up correctly is to avoid pain whilst peddling – pain in the shoulders, lower back, knees and neck. Most of the pain comes from expecting the body to function in an anatomically incorrect position under load. In an unusual position and an un-natural position for the body to be in.
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We did an Advent Calendar on Instagram (@emmabiomechanics) and Facebook where the description and thoughts behind each day are written.
As winter draws in and the light starts to fade, leaves fall from the trees, the rain comes teeming down and will soon turn to snow. We find ourselves walking dogs, youngsters and ourselves in the light of a torch, so many obstacles to potentially culminate in a slip, slide and fall.
A good healthy spine is one that can work in the 3D plane, bending forwards, backwards and sideways as well as rotating evenly.
So when we are exercising and looking to get into “neutral spine” are we sure what this means?
Awesome Panorama episode tonight with Colin Jackson. Uncovering elite athletes and their eating disorders to achieve the goals of winning come
Pregnancy, itself, can have a way bigger effect on the body than one realises.
Sometimes I look around at people riding these amazing animals and I wonder if these riders are aware of their responsibility to control straightness. Obviously, there needs to be forward motion in order to get straightness but there also needs to be a responsibility taken by the rider to be in balance and self-carriage themselves. …