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    Default Re: Hands going numb.

    I know next to nothing about this and experience tingling only a little at various times. Therefore, I don't really have any issues.

    The Abs thing though. True! I had been doing pushups pretty regularly (daily). I figured it equated to planking with a little more movement. Anyhow, with a stronger core, it was noticeable on the bike. Sure, way better at supporting myself...but also improved power! No movement in the lower torso meant more efficiency and power making it to the pedals. Great for the back too. I felt very supported.

    Now off to do some pushups.
     

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    Default Re: Hands going numb.

    Thanks ya'll.
    Planks are now a requirement before I get my morning covfefe.
    Will look at office ergonomics (I started a new job about 6 months ago so maybe that's part of it).
    Ugh.... getting older.
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    Default Re: Hands going numb.

    Quote Originally Posted by false_aesthetic View Post
    Thanks ya'll.
    Planks are now a requirement before I get my morning covfefe.
    Will look at office ergonomics (I started a new job about 6 months ago so maybe that's part of it).
    Ugh.... getting older.
    But pay attention - even when doing planks. The ulnar nerve - the nerve for the small and 1/2 of the ring finger wraps around the inside of your elbow and sometimes can get compressed when resting on the elbows or bending them for prolonged periods of time.

    Good luck!
     

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    Boat pose is also good for abs. The advantage that it has over plank is you get a chance to push shoulders back and chest out, good things for the bike.
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    Default Re: Hands going numb.

    I once had what I thought to be an ulner nerve issue, but my physio figured out on the first appointment that there was a nerve being pinched in the spine (neck) when in riding position (lifting my head). The numbness in my hand was a referred numbness, not local. He did his thing 2 times a week for, I think 5 weeks, and I was sorted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WFSTEKL View Post
    It's funny that you mention planks.

    This past weekend my wife gave me directions to clean the basement. Among the items to be removed were some old, oak planks. During the interval when I was removing those unwieldy suckers, my wife stopped me, and chewed me out for leaving my cereal bowl on the kitchen table. I stood there holding a plank for twelve minutes while she un-tethered her demons. I quivered, wept, and cowered, but I held it steady just fine. Twelve minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chik View Post
    I once had what I thought to be an ulner nerve issue, but my physio figured out on the first appointment that there was a nerve being pinched in the spine (neck) when in riding position (lifting my head). The numbness in my hand was a referred numbness, not local..
    Impingement.

    I've had them but fucked!

    The worse was:

    * Lift left arm pledge style, move fingers, no prob.

    * Turn head to the left and hold it

    * Fingers all gon sharp tingling, tricep / delts get weak, thumb and next two fingers won't work at all.

    * Turn head straight, all fairly normal but for tennis-elbow like symptoms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve garro View Post
    Impingement.

    I've had them but fucked!

    The worse was:

    * Lift left arm pledge style, move fingers, no prob.

    * Turn head to the left and hold it

    * Fingers all gon sharp tingling, tricep / delts get weak, thumb and next two fingers won't work at all.

    * Turn head straight, all fairly normal but for tennis-elbow like symptoms.

    - Garro.
    Yes, that's the word I couldn't remember! I hope you're all sorted now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chik View Post
    Yes, that's the word I couldn't remember! I hope you're all sorted now.
    It took me about a year.

    I had to change my work ergonomics and get some super aggressive trigger point release (I hope I am using the right term here) that left me bruised after each session along with massage - it was very disconcerting to say the least.

    It was so impinged that you could feel the nerve in it's sheath like a rusty shift cable in some shitty old housing moving back & forth.


    Now when I feel the warnings I lay off for awhile and let it sort out.


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