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Hip pain advice. Is is my seat? Anyone with similar issue?

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I got a new bike several months back and are getting hip pain (especially on left side).  I have always felt a bit cramp on this particular bike (Husky TXC 310R).  Like my knees are to high in comparison to my seating position.  I raised my bars and moved them forward to make some more room.  I am 5' 10.5".  The way the sag is set up, I am on my toes while sitting flat on the bike.  After riding for even 20 minutes my left hip starts to hurt (sometimes both).  It gets hard to raise my leg when I am cornering.  It makes 2 hour hare scrambles pretty difficult as I am fighting pain through the whole race.  I don't get this pain on my YZ250.

 

With all this said, the seat to peg distance being the culprit is only my speculation.  I am 42, so no spring chicken, but I have never had this problem before.

 

Has anyone else had hip pain due to seat to peg distance being to short?  If that is my problem, how do I fix this if I am already on my toes when sitting on the bike?

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Quick question - when does your hip pain begin: immediately when you get on the bike or at a certain duration point of riding?  This could be a situation of flexibility in addition to your bike set up.  Please tap back when you get a quick moment.

-Coach Robb

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Quick question - when does your hip pain begin: immediately when you get on the bike or at a certain duration point of riding?  This could be a situation of flexibility in addition to your bike set up.  Please tap back when you get a quick moment.

-Coach Robb

 

It happens very quickly and early on.  I tend to sit a lot when riding rather than standing most of the time.  One of the main reasons is site more is because I feel hunched over when I stand up and subsequently don't feel like I have as good as control of the bike.  I don't seem to have this problem on my YZ250

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try doing some hip stretch's warm up well b4 every ride ! i have had a right hip problem but i think its due to kick starting big singles for 40 odd years many many times a day ,does anything else make the hip joint hurt ?could be a dry socket ,could be a trapped nerve ,could be age or accident related ! best off to see thedr and get it scanned asap there are lots of alternative medicines that the prescribed kind so do your research check out dr kareem samourai ,jesse cannone they specialise in these sort of things and prescribes natural remedies good luck ,also you can try heal an soothe that apparantly works well

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try doing some hip stretch's warm up well b4 every ride ! i have had a right hip problem but i think its due to kick starting big singles for 40 odd years many many times a day ,does anything else make the hip joint hurt ?could be a dry socket ,could be a trapped nerve ,could be age or accident related ! best off to see thedr and get it scanned asap there are lots of alternative medicines that the prescribed kind so do your research check out dr kareem samourai ,jesse cannone they specialise in these sort of things and prescribes natural remedies good luck ,also you can try heal an soothe that apparantly works well

 

It only hurts when I ride and after say 20-30 minutes into the ride and only on that bike.

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It happens very quickly and early on.  I tend to sit a lot when riding rather than standing most of the time.  One of the main reasons is site more is because I feel hunched over when I stand up and subsequently don't feel like I have as good as control of the bike.  I don't seem to have this problem on my YZ250

 

95 Jersey

Thank you for your feedback.  It sounds like a combination of tight muscles, lack of warm up and the possibility muscular weaknesses.  Here are some videos to help strengthen your lower body (Click here) and increase your range of motion (Click here).  As state above, incorporate some dynamic movements (Click here) after your warm up (see below).

Please let me know if you have any questions or need anything clarified.

-Coach Robb

 

Prior to heading out for your race, complete one of the following for your warm up:

                               

Bicycle - Warm up: 20 Minutes

                                Stage 1: 14 Minutes:

Gearing: small chain ring up front, middle rear gearing                   Cadence: 80-85 (no higher/lower)

Misc: stretch and hydrate before moving into your main set

 

Stage 2: 6 minutes:

                1 Minute at 80-85% effort (you should not be gasping for air here!); mentally focus on diaphragmic breathing

1 Minute at 60-70% effort (very relaxed; stretch as necessary)

 

Concept 2 Rower: 20 Minutes

Stage 1: 14 Minutes:

Even tempo – smooth pulls, initiated with your legs and gluts; if you feel any muscle group(s) tighten up, stop and stretch by isolating both the front and back of the overly tight muscle(s).  

               

Stage 2: 6 minutes:

                1 Minute strong and smooth (not a sprint); mentally focus on diaphragmic breathing

1 Minute; very easy/low pull rate/active recovery

 

After 20 minutes, stretch all of your large muscle groups and top off on your glycogen reserves by consuming Energy Fuel (this will top off the glycogen levels within the muscles and the liver needed for high intensity riding.

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sounds like a plan i think i weill try that too i find no matter what the exercise i am always rubbish for the first 10- 20 min then i hit a sweet spot so warming up is a must it just makes so much sense you would not thrash a cold bike

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95Jersey-I am stoked that your symptoms went away!  Please keep me posted if I can help in any way moving forward.

-Coach Robb

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