Video: Exclusive look at Mark Weir’s crushed pelvis rehab routine

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Cannondale rider back on the bike and ‘happy’ with progress

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Injured Cannondale OverMountain rider Mark Weir watches some local BMXers shred the hallways of their high school to help him recuperate from the mental anguish of his injuries.

Cannondale OverMountain enduro rider and all-around legend Mark Weir has been making remarkable progress on his recovery from a devastating trail work injury that crushed his pelvis and sacrum in February. As we reported previously, Weir—who is not related to the British mixed martial arts champion of the same name—was attempting to remove a tree that had fallen across the trail when a supporting branch crumbled, dropping the trunk onto his midsection.

While Weir is reported to be back on his bike as of this writing, he’s been prescribed a dynamic movement program by his physical therapist as evidenced in this video. Throughout, Weir is seen flexing his hips, spinning and pirouetting which can only bode well for his return to competition.

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Weir’s doctor credits a strict regimen of dynamic movement exercises with speeding the rider’s recovery. He is especially fond of bridge dances.

Editors note: Some or all of the facts in this story may be fictitious.

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About the author: Don Palermini

Chicago-born Don Palermini became a cycling-based life-form in the sixth grade after completing a family road bike tour of his home state. Three years later he bought his first mountain bike to help mitigate the city's pothole-strewn streets, and began exploring the region's unpaved roads and trails. Those rides sparked a much larger journey which includes all manner of bike racing, commuting, on- and off-road bike advocacy, and a 20-plus-year marketing career in the cycling industry that landed him at his current gig with Santa Cruz bicycles. Now residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, his four favorite words in the English language are "breakfast served all day," together in that order.


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