Originally Posted by kickstand
I'm saying my low back is bad, and when I ride long distances or early in the season it fatigues quickly.
I find the more I ride, the less I feel this, and the more I strengthen the lower back muscles through other exercise the less I feel this also.
My point was to stop using the bad lower back as an excuse and go through the proper means to rehab the low back. Lose weight, stretch, strengthen, correct posture, etc.
I guess my only concern is when people say bad back they mean their back hurts from time to time. I don't want to see Mike trying to do something to improve his health and it actually leads him to back surgery number 3.
I think he would need something that he isn't slouching over and can sit more upright. I do agree that he needs to strengthen his core and drop some weight but I don't want to see him crippled for almost a year again.