Ben Treble Part 6

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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 we continue his story and a look at the work he has been doing with Mitch at SquareOne.

“I was lucky to join the Après Velo Racing team not long after Road Nationals, it’s given me a chance to learn more about team tactics and focus more on state level open racing. Having the support of the team has definitely helped me get some strong results and also given me the confidence that it is possible to progress to a national level while working a full-time job. I’ve got big ambitions on winning a couple more state open races and hopefully taking part in a National Road Series tour some point down the line”

–  Ben Treble.

Finally, we wanted to address any past injuries or weaknesses in Ben’s kinetic chain – Ben has struggled with a low back injury for the past 3 years that causes him some pain when on the bike. Given the high-power output he has to generate while in a flexed position we needed to address this. We have tested his low back endurance and hip strength and know they are not where they need to be, and we are focusing on improving these 2 aspects of his body. The goal is to complete specific accessory work that will then be progressed into compound and complex movement patterns in the future – Mitch Lockley, SquareOne Physio.

Pallof Press

The Pallof Press is a great exercise to build trunk strength. The standard Paloff is an anti-rotation exercise that helps improve trunk control. This will help with efficiency on the bike and also play a role in his low back rehabilitation.