Sit Bones

by Andrew Stein

Over the first couple days, I have become very aware of my sit bones.  This is probably because each time my butt finds my bicycle saddle, I am immediately reminded of said bones.  Also known as the tuberosity of the ischium, these bones are covered by the gluteus maximum (butt muscles) in the upright position, but exposed when in the seated position, and believe me, if they are tested such as on a relatively firm bicycle seat, they begin to feel a bit sore.  Clearly, this isn’t the only part of my body that has been feeling sore, and in fact there are few parts that don’t, but the sit bones seem to feel a little sorer than the rest.

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