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Old 11-05-2017, 11:39 PM
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Sore glutes

Been experiencing sore glutes during the ride and after. Lowering the saddle a little helped but soreness is still there. Any recommended adjustments to try?


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Old 11-08-2017, 05:36 AM
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Been experiencing sore glutes during the ride and after. Lowering the saddle a little helped but soreness is still there. Any recommended adjustments to try?


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Try shifting the saddle forward or just shifting forward for the whole ride.
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:19 PM
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Have you tried moving the cleats back on your shoes? That helped my sore legs a lot.
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Old 11-26-2017, 09:01 PM
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I get more glute activation when the saddle is lower. I'd try move it higher to see what happens. I'm guessing you are using your glutes more, which is a good thing.
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:54 AM
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Can you be specific about exactly where they are sore, and in what way? Chafing? Bruising? DOMS? It's hard to diagnose or suggest anything without more specific info.
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Old 01-02-2018, 11:08 AM
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Forgot I posted in here as well. Thanks for the replies.

Gluteus Maximus is my trouble area. Weirdly, I feel it much more on the left side than right.

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Old 01-06-2018, 10:06 PM
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I had similar soreness while riding, and I eliminated it by adjusting my saddle angle. At first the saddle was angled nose down slightly, and making it more level made the soreness disappear.
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Old 08-15-2018, 04:06 PM
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Closing the loop on this in case anyone finds it useful. I ended up getting a proper bike fit which titled my saddle nose up slightly (1-2 degrees) and shifted my saddle back about 5mm. Felt a lot better but the occasional soreness is still there. Consistent stretching and pressure point massage help.
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Old 08-17-2018, 02:38 AM
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Consistent stretching and pressure point massage help.
I experienced constant tightness/soreness in gluteus medius especially after a couple of days of continuous riding.

Three things that I do that helped.

1) Doing this Yoga routine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmeSuYVEoio

2) Pressure point massage sitting and rolling on top of a 2 kg medicine ball


3) Whenever I stop or get off the bike while riding, I would do a standing pigeon stretch using the bike as support



My hope and desire is to be able to completely eradicate this problem but so far no luck. In my case, I don't think fit is the issue. It's a muscle degenerative issue probably.
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Old 08-18-2018, 09:23 AM
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I experienced constant tightness/soreness in gluteus medius especially after a couple of days of continuous riding.

Three things that I do that helped.

1) Doing this Yoga routine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmeSuYVEoio

2) Pressure point massage sitting and rolling on top of a 2 kg medicine ball

3) Whenever I stop or get off the bike while riding, I would do a standing pigeon stretch using the bike as support

My hope and desire is to be able to completely eradicate this problem but so far no luck. In my case, I don't think fit is the issue. It's a muscle degenerative issue probably.
maybe you need to lose wight...
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Old 08-18-2018, 02:09 PM
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Thank you for sharing, @weisan. I do just about all these things you listed. Agree that it doesn’t feel like something that will ever go away completely.


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Old 08-18-2018, 02:13 PM
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maybe you need to lose wight...


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Old 08-31-2018, 08:23 PM
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Sore glutes

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Have you tried moving the cleats back on your shoes? That helped my sore legs a lot.


This!! I let a friend borrow my egg beater cleats and pedals and when I reinstalled the cleats I put them too far in towards the front toe. BIG mistake. Sciatica on left leg big time starting down my back, behind my knee into my calf and tingling in my
Foot. Big setback on my season and riding form....

Cleat position is paramount is what I learned...


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