- Can you touch your toes?
Not been able to since I was 15 or so. Certainly can’t now, major repeating lower back injury (currently causing me numb legs and cramps but the GP doesn’t seem to think it’s a worry!) has made it worse. Can’t ride now as the extended position of furthest pedal stroke pulls through my bum and up my back which triggers spasms.
Stretch when you can kids!Posted 4 years agotmb467Subscriber
Some bits of you are meant to be stable. Some bits are meant to move
The problems come when the bits that are meant to move don’t (due to lack of stretching or movement)
If that happens then the bits that are meant to be stable have to move…and then it hurts. So it doesn’t really matter that I can’t touch my toes yet but at least I can get to hold my ankles and stretch my hamstringsPosted 4 years agocoffeekingMember
Haha I just tried this and it nearly crippled me.Posted 4 years agoollie51Member
I’m usually able to get fists on the floor if try. Pretty important for road racers, you need to maximise the power you can produce and minimise the power you must produce. Flexibility will mean you can achieve a more ‘aero’ position on the bike (minimising the power you must produce) that doesn’t inhibit power production (maximising the power you can produce), although glute flexibility matters more than hamstring flexibility when it comes to position on the bike. Luckily mine’s really good and I can get away with 13cm of drop on my road bike.Posted 4 years ago
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