Any suggestions for bike fit changes when you frequently get one hip flexor very tight after a ride? It's also hard to relax my hip. I do some serious yoga poses - and it doesn't help. Any advice, much appreciated.
Since you didn't totally hate the flat pedal idea, check out bikejames.com and --saving the craziest for last --sign up for a martial arts class. I did because my son wanted to and man are my hips strong and flexible now.
I had the same problem with my left hip. After yoga, foam an pvc rolling, physical therapy and a chiropractor, I was told to see a sports physical therapist. Turned out to be weak hips. I would see a sports phys if you can or look up hip strengthening exercises.
Week hips, interesting. I did start a bike muscle building routine - but stopped the leg work outs because it seemed to irritate my left leg hip flexor. Hadn't thought to do the opposite - will consider. Thanks for the idea.
How long have you been using a shim in your shoes? I've been receiving treatment for a similar issue and my right leg is shorter. After installing a shim, it took more than a month, almost 2 before I balanced out. My Chiro still does myofacial release therapy which really helps a great deal.
Glad to hear from someone else with a similar situation. Two months - I guess our bodies take a while to adjust. But I'm surprised to hear you still need myofacial release therapy! I was hoping this would end with the shim. Let me know if it gets better, maybe you need 6 months to adjust to the shim. Thanks.
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