Circus Bear Friends, assemble!
Face to floor, heel to butt. If you’re stuck at 90 degrees, we may have found the cause of that knee pain you’ve been experiencing in the saddle. And no, it’s not a joint range of motion issue – it’s stiffness in some aspect of the tissue system. Bye bye efficiency. Bye bye wattage.
Why did the knee become sensitized? Could be one or a few of many potential factors, from your poor recovery to your crap sleep last night to the existential crisis we’re all facing. Deal with your stiffness, see if you can make yourself feel better. Some focused quad work, some couch stretch and you’ll be leading that breakaway again in no time.