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Old 2009-03-20, 03:06 AM   #1
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lower back/ abdominal / groin pain?

I've noticed that my lower back, gut and sack really have been sore lately. I can only attribute this to the twisting and turning and general riding from a unicycle. I try to get a few miles in a day and I have really been riding a lot lately, is this just the result of cycling or should I be seeking medical assistance?
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Old 2009-03-20, 03:13 AM   #2
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next time yor at the gym ask about "core" excercises they will hep strengthen your lower back as for the gut most likely is just getting a better workout. ask for ab excercises too
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Old 2009-03-20, 05:24 AM   #3
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Make sure you wear something like bike shorts, compression shorts, something like that to protect your junk. I sat on a nut a few times in the first week I was learning. It's not an issue now, just make sure you're adjusted properly.
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Old 2009-03-20, 06:13 AM   #4
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I've noticed that my lower back, gut and sack really have been sore lately. I can only attribute this to the twisting and turning and general riding from a unicycle. I try to get a few miles in a day and I have really been riding a lot lately, is this just the result of cycling or should I be seeking medical assistance?
Slow down a bit and take it easy.

I think that unicycle is great for the back. It makes my back better.
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Old 2009-03-20, 07:31 AM   #5
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It's always beneficial to take a rest day, it revitalizes your muscles and it helps to build them up and make them stronger, which will help you out in the long run.
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Old 2009-03-20, 06:46 PM   #6
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the right side of my back (lower and upper) is way overdeveloped compared to the left side. anyone else have this?
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Old 2009-03-20, 09:32 PM   #7
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My lower back gets to be painful when I do those complete 180's i.e. turning around by jumping.
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Old 2009-03-21, 07:15 AM   #8
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I had that really bad when starting, now I get slight back pain every now and then, but I don't exercise my core specifically.
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Old 2009-03-21, 07:17 AM   #9
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the right side of my back (lower and upper) is way overdeveloped compared to the left side. anyone else have this?
No, but maybe I can't see it since I'm not so skinny haha. Probably is somewhat since my right are is very overdeveloped. My right forearm is a little bigger as well, not by much, but it is.
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Old 2009-03-21, 04:55 PM   #10
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My left upper back is more developed than the other side, but that's because I drive with only my left arm, and I have to drive at least an hour and a half a day on a twisty windy road. I've been trying not to do it as much, but it's habit, and it's how I'm comfortable driving
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