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Soreness in odd place(9 posts)

Soreness in odd placeflyinbowlofmilk
Dec 9, 2001 5:54 PM
I went on a LBS group ride today. I finished (36 miles) in 2:25mins. After the ride I stop at the LBS and did some stretching for the ride back home. I also eat something after the group ride and drink some energy dink too. So I got back on my back on my road bike,and begin the trek home. I got at leat a 1 mile away from the LBS where I finish the group ride. I caught a pain in leg near the groins. I need advice on what happen and how to prevent it the next time.
How many muscles does the body have?Kristin
Dec 9, 2001 6:06 PM
I'm not sure of the answer to that question, but there's a lot. Where exactly was the pain? I ask this because I have a weak bit of cartalidge in my hip that I'm always pulling. It could be that...or a million other things.
not sure...secourir
Dec 9, 2001 8:19 PM
but i do know women have more muscles than men.
re: stressed out groin muscleguido
Dec 9, 2001 9:22 PM
You said you stretched after a pretty hard effort, 36 miles in 2:25, then rode again. One of the muscle insertions on the inner leg, next to the groin, got stressed or pulled enough so it hurt. I bet it goes away in a couple of days. Let us know.
re: Soreness in odd placeJohn-d
Dec 10, 2001 2:12 AM
This is only my opinion, some will think it heresy but I am not sure about all this stretching and pulling during or after riding.

Significantly you stretched and pulled at the LBS not at the end of your excercising, ie. at home.

So my advice is dont pull and stretch during excercise do it at the end, the heresy? Don't do it at all or at least if you must, only very gently.

Stay pain free it's meant to be fun

I read a study not too long ago suggesting that, for abill
Dec 10, 2001 7:30 AM
sizeable percentage of the population, stretching seems to provide no benefit. I believe that I fall into that percentage. While stretching sometimes sort of feels good when I'm doing it, I often feel worse after than before.
I read a study not too long ago suggesting that, for amorey
Dec 10, 2001 7:41 AM
I have read similar studies. Have you ever seen an alligator stretch? or Elephants etc. I believe in warming up, did this for years as a competitor. The stretching controversy has always bothered me. My wife stretches, I do not. Que Sera Sera.
That's interesting..John-d
Dec 10, 2001 8:03 AM
My wife stretches after excercise, I don't. When we had both a cat and a dog' the cat stretched, the dog didn't.

Is this significant do you think?

Stay flexible

Have you ever seen an alligator stretch?Dutchy
Dec 10, 2001 7:36 PM
The reason an Alligator doesn't stretch is that it only uses it's body the way it was intended.
Humans weren't designed to be hunched over for endless hours, while using maximum effort.
I have never seen an Alligator cry either, does this mean it doesn't feel pain?

Comparing humans with animals is always sketchy at best.

I think "flyinbowlofmilk" has just pulled a groin muscle, it can happen to anyone.

Only do mild stretching, don't over exert the muscle, just stretch it. Place both feet
about 3 feet apart, and gently move to the left for 15secs then the right for 15secs.
If done correctly you will feel the groin muscle stretching, just do it very carefully
this is a fairly week muscle and doesn't take much abuse, unlike our leg and arm muscles.