- Pain in the lower back is a common complaint for cyclists. Here's our advice on how to avoid it.
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The muscles in your back will start to hurt if they are stretched out for long periods of time, so it's no surprise we feel discomfort there after a long ride.
You can ease the pressure on your back by adjusting your bike position - a lower saddle and shorter reach to the handlebars can solve it.
Off the bike, you can alleviate the stress on your back by stretching after your ride and doing regular work on your core muscles, which help to stabilise your upper body while you ride.
DISCLAIMER: this video is intended as advice only. If you are experiencing persistent, severe or constant pain, please seek medical advice.
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