Bike Measurement

Oct. 12, 2021, 11:43 a.m.

Dead Lift for cycling

Dead lifts Continuing the Hip hinge The importance of Gluteus and Hamstring strength can not be overlooked when trying to improve our cycling. The Deadlift movement is ideal when done correctly as it targets the Gluteus and Hamstrings in a functional manner that promotes strength and stability. The Pedal rotation when broken down to basic mechanical movement has the same muscle function as dead lifts. Kelly Starrett “The Supple Leopard” and my own study of movement (multiple knee operations following trauma) have proven to me that the Hip hinge movement preformed during a deadlift is important to promote not only stronger functional muscles but reduced load on the knees. As with all exercises start out small and slowly build your weight and number of repetitions. I recommend simply starting with barbell while learning the technique required. There is evidence that by increasing you Gluteus, Hamstring and pelvic stability it is possible to reduce none specific Lumbar pain/ dis function. Pelvic pain is often less understood than low back pain, and yet research shows that up to 30% of low back pain is related to dysfunction and pain coming from the sacroiliac joints, the pubic symphysis or tissues that attach onto the pelvis. Pelvic dysfunction often occurs after a fall onto the bottom or knee, a lifting injury, or may be related to pregnancy and labour. The symptoms of pelvic pain are varied, from pain with sitting and rising from sitting, pain in the pelvic and buttock region with walking or standing on one leg, groin pain or even altered control of bladder function. Ref