High Altitude Mountaineer to Elite Cyclist – Ben Treble – SquareOne Athlete Spotlight
Ben Treble is a SquareOne patient who has an interesting story to tell. He’s gone from scaling the world’s highest peaks to a journey of pedalling his bike as hard as he can. Here is his story and a look at the work he has been doing with Mitch at SquareOne.
“My interests have always been in the outdoors, exploring new places and finding my own limits; physically, emotionally and mentally. For me this has always been in wild and remote places that require a lot of self-sufficiency and every decision is yours to own. High-altitude mountaineering and climbing has taken me to some amazing places in New Zealand, Australia and the Himalayas. I fell in love with the contrast of their beauty and uncontrollable risks”
– Ben Treble.
“Cycling is a unique sport and when initially planning for Ben, I broke down the requirements into three different components that we can improve to complement his training and racing. Now Bens’ training is in 3 parts – mobility, strength, and past injury management.
Firstly with mobility, Ben is required to get into and work very hard in various ranges of motion – particularly needing hip and low back mobility. Therefore we focussed on building mobility with the body or muscles in similar positions to what he requires on the bike – Mitch Lockley, SquareOne Physio.
Both these exercises are active ways to improve hip mobility. It improves rotation and flexion which allows Ben to get into better positions whilst cycling.