Neck pain is a more common problem than back pain.
Especially when riding a road bike, the lower posture will keep the neck in an uncomfortable position.
Over time, it will naturally be sore.
In serious cases, it will even cause neck stiffness and make it difficult to continue cycling.
We all know the cause of neck pain.
Soreness is generally caused by the production of lactic acid by muscles under anaerobic conditions.
Neck pain is the same reason.
When we ride in one posture for a long time, the neck will be in the same position, which will tighten the muscles of the neck (deep muscles of the neck), compress the (capillary) blood vessels, and make the muscles in an anaerobic state.
Over time, there will be fatigue, sleepiness and soreness.
Riding posture is the most prone to neck pain when riding a road vehicle, which is closely related to the riding posture of a road vehicle.
Due to its radical geometric design, the upper part of the body needs to be pressed down a lot when riding, so we have to look up to observe the road conditions when riding.
The longer we look up, the more likely it is to have pain in the neck.
Improper frame size will bring many problems.
If the size is too large, the body will lie down too much, and if the size is too small, the body will not stretch.
Both of these situations will put the neck at an abnormal angle, increase the pressure on the neck muscles and cause pain.
Seat, handlebar height, angle, helmet wearing seat is too high, handlebar is too low, helmet pressure is too low, which will make the riding posture lower, and the neck needs a larger angle, which is also easy to cause neck pain (PS: such wrong riding posture will also cause other problems).
Riding time, no matter what the reason is, even if you are in the right riding posture, as long as it takes a long time, it will cause pain.
How to avoid it? Solve external factors, carry out professional fitting, get your body data, find the most suitable riding data for you, and then check your frame, seat, handlebar, handlebar stand, adjust what can be adjusted, and replace what cannot be adjusted.
Because these are the most direct factors, they need to be eliminated first.
We don’t need to raise our head all the time to face the distance.
We just need to adjust our posture and look up slightly to see the road conditions.
When the road conditions are complex, we can face them squarely; Twist the neck more, look around and move the neck muscles; Changing the riding posture, such as standing up and rocking the car when going uphill, can also reduce the pressure on the neck; Switch the position of the grip more, or choose to install the rest handle, you can also relax the neck muscles.
Reasonable rest during long-distance riding, set some rest nodes for yourself and combine work and rest, which can not only reduce the pressure of muscle group, but also improve the riding efficiency.
Daily precautions a good riding experience is inseparable from the daily exercise and protection of important muscle groups, so we should also pay attention to the protection of the neck.
Pay more attention.
In daily life, pay attention to some bow situations, such as playing mobile phones, playing games, watching TV, sitting and working, etc.
if the posture is not appropriate, it will also cause great damage to the neck.
Over time, cervical spondylosis will fall, and cycling will be greatly affected.
Exercise more, strengthen the exercise of neck muscles, enhance the ability of muscles, and make it easier to deal with the riding posture of bending.
Common exercises include turning the head, pressing the head in all directions, wrapping the head with a towel against stretching, etc.
Don’t ignore some small details that just appear.
If you start to feel sore after riding, you can have a big health care, or seek doctor’s advice for improvement.
If you don’t solve it in time, you may slowly fall into a big disease that is difficult to cure.
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