After completing SSB low volume 1, I’ve been forced to take a break from the bike due to horrible lower back pain! I play ice hockey, primarily sit at work, and obviously, cycle. I think a lack of stretching/strengthening routine to help balance the imbalances has contributed to my injury, so that’s on me.
Anyway, after a few visits to the chiropractor and an incorporation of a core strengthening routine, my pain is lessening. I am hoping to get back on the bike regularly in a couple of weeks time. Despite this setback I have still been able to continue with hockey practice but my back pain is still aggravated on the bike. My concern is a loss of bike specific fitness and whether I need to start again at SSB 1 due to the extended break, or whether I can ramp test again and continue into SSB 2?
Really disappointed with the timing of this injury as I was on a good roll with the TR workouts. Any input is greatly appreciated.