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Old 2017-08-09, 11:34 AM   #8
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia
Age: 60
Posts: 1,145
I had a weak lower back and bad posture when I started riding in 2014. Now my back is virtually indestructible.

I started with a 20 and flat ground, taking on hills I was comfortable with, progressing to steeper slopes that were on the edge of my capacity until I could ride them and eventually accelerate up them. Then move to a bigger wheel and repeat the sequence.

I love the challenge of riding up hills. Aside from fitness, it requires a great deal of poise and core strength and is apparently perfect exercise for lower back strengthening.

The key is to do it at the right level and don't be too ambitious. Achieving a moderate climb is much more motivating than continually failing on one that is too steep.
Triton 36" + 29" | KH 29" | KH 26" | KH 27.5" Muni | Nimbus eSport Race 24" | Torker LX 24" | Qu-Ax Luxus 20" | Qu-Ax Profi 20" | KH / Impact 19" hybrid
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