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Low back pain is one of the most common complaints among triathletes, and it’s usually related to cycling.
If you suffer from this overuse injury, start by examining your bike fit. Follow this process for optimizing your bike position, and that might alleviate the problem.
Next, consider your posture. Often overlooked, poor posture on the bike is frequently the cause of low back pain.
Finally, assess your core strength. When the legs tire, the back muscles must work harder. Muscle fatigue is a major factor with low back pain, and the muscles required to maintain stability while on the bike are often weak.
Check out this article on Triathlon Hacks for a comprehensive approach to low back pain, including how to deal with it and – hopefully – prevent it.