I recently went to see a myopractic therapist to get checked out. He also just happened to be a good friend of mine so he wasn't afraid to tell me exactly how it is. Basically, I'm inflexible and need to sort out some muscle imbalances by strengthening my lower back and other stabilising muscles.
When the only physical activity you do for months on end is ride a bike, then most other parts of the body become weak from lack of use. I've always said that when it comes to core and stability, I am in a constant state of equilibrium. But I've discovered that even the slightest breeze can throw that equilibrium out.
The off season is a good time to re-strengthen parts of the body that haven't been used in a while. So, I dug out the old gym gear and went down to the gym to get to work. A few sit-ups, some stretching and Pilates moves may not seem like much but it is more than enough to remind the body that I haven't done it in a while.
The first couple of times hurts. Well, it's more of an ache then anything else. Muscles around my ribs ache when I laugh, when I bend over to put shoes on and even when I get out of bed. But it gets easier.
As I type this, I'm getting déjà vu, as I'm pretty sure I did the same thing last year. And every year, I say this time is going to be different because I'm going to keep doing it throughout the season. This time will be different, for sure.
If anyone in the Brisbane area would like to see an excellent Remedial Massage & Myopractic Therapist, I highly recommend Simon from www.ozenergie.com.au
He will sort out what ails you and he is also an all round good guy. If you do go to see him, please tell him I've been doing my exercises every day.