Re: Lower Back Pain!
For sure. It certainly takes more time and effort with non-bike activities: stretching, core strength (Pilates, Yoga, etc.), massage, and occasional visit to chiro.
To underscore what others have stated in this thread, bike fit is paramount. For years I couldn't understand why my QL's would get so darn tight. With regular stretching, a few days after seeing a chiro and getting massage my QL's would get amazingly tight. This was exasperated by low RPM/high torque efforts. I've been fitted professionally several times over the decades. I finally went in for an evaluation at the Boulder Center of Sports Medicine (BCSM). They did the whole digitized thing (rather impressive) and it was a classic case of I believed that I was doing "this" and the data showed that I was doing "that". They raised my bars a bit (out of concern of my "advancing age" - I'll only be 49) and swapped out my saddle for one with more support for the sitz bones. Viola - reduced/eliminated my hip-rocking and balanced my position. Awesome.
Didn't reduce/eliminate the need for stretching and everything else. I believe that I'll always have to do that.