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Ok gym bros question. Towards the end of my MTB rides (12 miles or so) my lower back starts to wear out and fatigue. With each hard pedal crank, I can felt it from the top of my butt and it extends vertically up towards my lower back and I feel the contraction.

I have terrible flexibility (quads/hamstrings are always tight. it’s hard for me to even try to touch my butt with my heels when stretching).

More hyper extensions or do you think it’s a lack in flexibility and/or hamstring/glute tightness which causes my lower back to over compensate early in my ride since its the first thing to go towards the end of my ride? My legs can definitely go much further but my lower back is what keeps me from doing more extended rides.

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Litterally stop doing hyper extensions. You want your back to have less tone not more.

Do the opposite. Ab, oblique, hip flexor, split squat, left adductor. Tuck pelvis. Normal PRI shit.

If your hams are tight it's likely because they are in a lengthened position due to pelvis rotation. So you're habitually cranking them to take up the slack. You want to strengthen the opposite side to take up that slack.

Usually biking would put you in a nice flexed position. Maybe as you fatigue you start to extend, core fatigues, hip flexors fatigue? Could be all kinds of shit.

Reduce your distance and work back up.

See a good coach.

Maybe try shortening distance between handlobrase and seat, reduce top tube? Run a higher stem?
 
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Ok gym bros question. Towards the end of my MTB rides (12 miles or so) my lower back starts to wear out and fatigue. With each hard pedal crank, I can felt it from the top of my butt and it extends vertically up towards my lower back and I feel the contraction.

I have terrible flexibility (quads/hamstrings are always tight. it’s hard for me to even try to touch my butt with my heels when stretching).

More hyper extensions or do you think it’s a lack in flexibility and/or hamstring/glute tightness which causes my lower back to over compensate early in my ride since its the first thing to go towards the end of my ride? My legs can definitely go much further but my lower back is what keeps me from doing more extended rides.

:dunno:
How often are you riding? I would get the worst lower back pumps/fatigue until I started riding more frequently and going longer distances.
 

sans_pants

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so urolithin isnt a steroid and wont cause hormonal changes id need to balance with stuff like cycling or anything right?
 

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Urolithin A improves muscle strength, exercise performance, and biomarkers of mitochondrial health in a randomized trial in middle-aged adults


Highlights
• Oral supplementation with Urolithin A increases muscle strength
• High dose of Urolithin A positively impacts exercise-performance measures
• An increase in mitophagy proteins in human skeletal muscle observed in parallel
• Supplementation is safe and increases circulating levels of Urolithin A

Where does this stand in regards to banned substances for sport? Is it considered performance enhancing in most mainstream sports?
 

SquirtRussel

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Would @Ceaze recommend those xxx-aglutide diabetes medications for those with advanced type 2?

My dad is about to lose his big toe :hs:

Sugar is decent or so he tells me, not overweight anymore, has always been an athlete and gym rat.

Putting a stent in his leg soon to help circulation in that leg also.
 

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Would @Ceaze recommend those xxx-aglutide diabetes medications for those with advanced type 2?

My dad is about to lose his big toe :hs:

Sugar is decent or so he tells me, not overweight anymore, has always been an athlete and gym rat.

Putting a stent in his leg soon to help circulation in that leg also.

I'm not Ceaze, but yes. And metformin, if he's not on it already.
 
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sans_pants

I don't want any damn vegetables
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isnt the supplement market full of just absolute trash? i dont see why it shouldnt be regulated
 
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Urolithin A improves muscle strength, exercise performance, and biomarkers of mitochondrial health in a randomized trial in middle-aged adults


Highlights
• Oral supplementation with Urolithin A increases muscle strength
• High dose of Urolithin A positively impacts exercise-performance measures
• An increase in mitophagy proteins in human skeletal muscle observed in parallel
• Supplementation is safe and increases circulating levels of Urolithin A
Pretty soon you'll be selling turkesterone
 
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