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Professional Bike Fit & New Doctor

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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14 Comments

  1. Diane Fit to the Finish

    That is fascinating Lisa! I’m so glad that you got your bike adjusted exactly for you. I hope this allows you to ride pain free.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s funny how one small change can make a big difference!

  2. Alex @ Brain, Body, Because

    Oh my gosh, wow! I had never heard of this. Wish I had known about it when I was commuting by bike during my undergrad P
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m taking the bike out this weekend to test it. Cross your fingers!

  3. Roz@weightingfor50

    Woo Hoo. Bring on the pain free rides!! 🙂 Have a great day Lisa.
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  4. Biz

    I never thought that not having the right position/seat/handle bars could effect your knees so much – I think it was worth the $$.

    Okay, I used to have horrible plantar fasciitis – so bad that some mornings it was painful just to put my foot on the ground to get up and use the bathroom in the morning – I literally would have to walk on my tippy toes because the heel pain was so bad.

    I sucked it up, went to the foot doctor and got $500 (insurance paid!) inserts for my shoes – which made all the difference in the world. The only problem was that they didn’t fit many of my shoes.

    I found this stretch class on PBS called Classical Stretch. She is a ballet dancer, but now she does these 30 minute stretches that are all different, and after a week of doing these 30 minute stretches, my heel pain was completely gone, and I no longer wear the inserts. If I start to feel heel pain again, I just do the stretches again until it goes away – usually for weeks (or months!) at a time.

    You can find it here – maybe search your t.v. for it? http://www.classicalstretch.com/
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for the link, I will check it out. That’s cool that you found something to cure your PF. From what I’ve heard it’s extremely painful. Did you try yoga at all to alleviate it?

  5. Lori

    I am so glad you got the fitting done! It can make a big difference. I got a basic fitting when I bought my bike, but really need to go back and get another one done.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I got the basic fitting when I bought the bike but it was my first road bike and the fitting was on a trainer in the middle of the store. I don’t think it was a good assessment.

  6. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    I’ve never had a professional bike fitting, but I have heard of them. I think it’s a great idea, especially if you bike a lot. I think you can avoid so many injuries when you ensure you’re in correct form. Glad to hear you like the new doctor you met. Sounds like she will be a great improvement from the last one!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I wish I hadn’t waited so long to get the fitting!

  7. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate

    Glad you found a great new doctor! Some of them, like your old one, just don’t care about athletes. They might be a little jealous…
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      From now on my first question with a new doctor is “are you an athlete?” The first sports medicine doctor I ever saw (for an IT band issue) was a runner and understood how I felt and wanted to get me cured!

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