More than two years ago I started doing some upper-body strength-training to help with my shoulder pain. I did it for a while, but I eventually quit doing it. Letting the muscles atrophy may have exacerbated the cervical spine issue.
On the advice of my chiropractor, I bought some five pound dumbbells. Then they sat on the bedroom floor. Five pounds is nothing. I can easily lift them. Then, today, I did the exercises she told me to… and it hurt. I’m glad it’s only five pounds.
This is one of those things that isn’t so much for weight loss as it is general health. If my neck gets worse again, I’ll be off the bike. I can’t have that. I need to stay mobile.