June 18, 2015

Make a real change in your body and gain more power on the bike.

 

We sit at our desks all day on the computer, sit to drive our car, and then as cyclist we sit to pedal our bikes. This keeps us in a flexed body position throughout most of our day, and shortens the muscles that are important for cycling.

 

Adequate hamstring mobility has a direct effect on your cycling performance.

 

The quadriceps and hamstrings are diametrical muscles: when the one fires th...

May 29, 2015

Working on your hip flexors will improve your pedal stroke.

 

Stretching is an often overlooked but important part of becoming a better cyclist. Hamstrings, quads and calves are all obvious areas to stretch. Less obvious are the hip flexors. The muscles in this region of the body are constantly shortened because we spend a lot of time sitting. Your position on a bike also shortens these muscles. Getting the hips open through stretching will help both your cycling...

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