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Old 08-13-2014, 05:51 PM
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Default Kidney belts

General question to you fellow racers/riders,how many of you wear a back support. I'm starting to get more fatigue in my lower back when racing. I've tried kidney belts in the past but have found they restricted my breathing when I have to take very deep breaths(getting stuck,pushing on hills,etc.). Any suggestions.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:31 PM
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I wear two at one time. Firsf is an elastic back brace that I got from Walgreens. Similar to the ones that grocery baggers use.

On top of that is a brace I got from my chiropractor. It has a mini block & tackle mechanism that really sinches me down.
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:13 PM
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I wear a pressure suit that has a kidney belt built in. I wear it barely tight but even that seems to help verses not wearing on at all.
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Old 08-14-2014, 03:44 AM
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maybe your kidney belt is too high if it is restricting breathing? It is also more for kidney support than back support as the kidneys are not attached to anything solid, but in a kind of jelly that allows them to shake up pretty good if unsupported.

try doing a 30 day plank challenge (google)- this will stiffen up your core and reduce your lower back ache - it did for me and i only got up to about day 25 and now just do it every now and again
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:35 PM
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I've been wearing a Thor and I think my lower back feels better after a race, not as sore. Doesn't effect breathing that I've noticed.
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Old 10-01-2014, 05:14 PM
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Breath through your diaphragm not your belly, easier said then done. My low back is eff'd, i dont race, but am short and have a problem when trying to touch the ground to save my ass sometimes. I try and just tuck an roll if it seems best, ha!
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