Strength Training/Stretches for TT position

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Strength Training/Stretches for TT position

Postby MattCoughlan » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:03 pm

Just wondered if anyone has any advice on the sort of strength training or stretching required to find a lower TT position more comfortable? I've found I'm fine on my new TT rig with the stem at its highest position but looking at pictures I'm no more aero than I was on my road bike with tri bars. I started lowering it in winter and it was fine on the turbo but agony the first time I tried it out on the road. Do I just keep trying to stick with it or is there anything I can do to help make it less painful on the neck, shoulders and arms? Cheers
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Re: Strength Training/Stretches for TT position

Postby Babbsy » Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:48 pm

You need to plank. That's the answer.
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Re: Strength Training/Stretches for TT position

Postby Lucien Van Ink » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:28 pm

Plank!
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Re: Strength Training/Stretches for TT position

Postby Cat » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:56 am

sorted....
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Re: Strength Training/Stretches for TT position

Postby Rostrider » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:02 pm

I would probably be a little more nuanced in my reply. Abominable abdominal strength is not necessarily the answer to all cycling related pains. At the same time, the eager to please forum panel was offered precious little detail about exactly where your pains set in, when do they set in, what kind of pains are they, does stretching help? Expand, please, in two or three paragraphs of 120 words each ;)
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Re: Strength Training/Stretches for TT position

Postby NuGGeT » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:27 pm

Lower is not always faster, narrower is good as well and you must 'shrug' :)
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