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    Sore lower back

    I'd never had this problem until recently. I'm 24, 188 pounds, 5'11".

    Admittedly, I haven't bike for a while until recently and am very out of shape.

    The problem comes while riding, my lower back becomes sore. I suppose it's the muscles, as it seems to be.

    Anyone know what might be causing this? Or is just because I have not used those muscles in a long time?

    It is not excruciatingly painful or anything, just uncomfortable and it lingers after riding. I just find it odd as I never experienced soreness there before.
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    Bicycling mag had an article about core exercises for cyclists you might still find on their website. Combining those as well as stretching a ton, hip flexors, gluteus stretch, hamstrings and quads will help. Sounds like your muscles are weak and you are over working them.

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    There are lots of other suggestions on this particular forum - do a search and you will turn up some good stuff.

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    If you are riding a full suspension bike with adjustable rebound I have found it helps to make the rebound slow. Slower rebound seems to not make your lower back muscles work as hard. At least that worked for me.

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