HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Using your glutes?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:59 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:19 pm
Posts: 204
I am getting to wonder whether I ever use my glutes when I cycle. I never feel them getting sore during the ride, or even feel them straining at that. They never feel sore afterward, so I really have no idea whether I using them.

I found two exercises to which are supposed to strengthen them so they can be involved more, but I'm not sure if this would involve them anymore.

Anyone have thoughts and experiences?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Using your glutes?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:14 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 03, 2007 10:39 am
Posts: 2342
You couldn't pedal a bike without them. Unless you have some other concern I wouldn't worry about it. Soreness is not an indicator of use.

_________________
"Physiology is all just propaganda and lies... all waiting to be disproven by the next study."
"I'm not a real doctor; But I am a real worm; I am an actual worm." - TMBG


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Using your glutes?
Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:14 am 


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Using your glutes?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:22 am 
Offline
Formerly known as wassertreter

Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:08 am
Posts: 1947
Location: Pedal Square
I'm feeling my glutes the day after riding hard in the drops, so they are probably more used in a more aerodynamic position. (No idea about your position, obviously)

_________________
Bikes: Raw Ti, 650b flatbar CX


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Using your glutes?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:20 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:30 pm
Posts: 1514
+1
I notice it when I am stomping hard while in the drops.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Using your glutes?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:53 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:19 pm
Posts: 900
Location: South Carolina
If I am sitting too high, I don't get soreness in them, if I on the other hand sit at the correct height, I feel all of my legs sore after a hard/long day. I also feel like I pedal better when I can recruit all the muscle.

HUMP

_________________
Why are the best things in life always the ones you start last?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Using your glutes?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:59 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:56 pm
Posts: 33
I feel them more on the drops/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Using your glutes?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:43 am
Posts: 237
You feel them more on the drops, especially with the seat set back further. This puts a lot more of the load on the glutes, but doesn't necessarily mean that they're inactive when you're not in the drops. It's just that more of the load goes towards your glutes in that positioning.

_________________
Cervélo S2 2012 Red
Great minds think alike... sadly, so do the mediocre ones.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Using your glutes?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:11 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:09 pm
Posts: 590
A decent way to tell if your using your glutes or to what extent is to ride a trainer a bit and actually feel the muscle. It might seem odd but while riding the trainer use a hand to focus/feel your glutes as your spinning. You will be able to feel them contract and relax as you pedal.

_________________
Looks like I made a new 90 Proof friend


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Using your glutes?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:17 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:30 am
Posts: 2
Location: Perth, Western Australia
I was told lack of glute strength can be related to a lack of core strength? at least this is the case with golf......i think you will find golf and cycling stretches would go hand in hand, both sports require a strong core base and drive from the legs and also have similar postural problems that occur form hours in the hunched over position in the saddle or on the driving range there are a lot of stretches you can do to help switch on the glutes useing rubber bands......one that comes to mind from my golfing days are "clams" but there are plenty more just do a search


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Using your glutes?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:19 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:58 pm
Posts: 44
Oftentimes during a ride I arch my back a little more and make a concerted effort to use my glutes more. It helps and seems to relieve some of the tension that can build up in my lower back during a longer ride.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Using your glutes?
Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:19 pm 


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Using your glutes?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:37 am
Posts: 57
I feel them mostly while I climb.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

It is currently Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:13 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB