A few weeks ago I had a post about a few yoga moves that are beneficial for cyclists. If you remember, the main purpose of yoga is strength, stretching as well as returning “balance” to your body.
Today I ran across an article and a 30-day yoga calendar in Men’s Health Magazine and thought I would share.
There is also a section that is specific to yoga for cyclists.
Love, live, and ride.
Most people think that stretching is only something that you should do before or after a workout. Not so.
A few of the main benefits of stretching are thought to be:
- Improved flexibility
- Improved athletic performance
- Decreasing the risk of activity-based injuries
I have been stretching in the morning and evening for the past couple of weeks and can feel my right hip loosening up. I am convinced that this will benefit my riding this season.
It is something, though, you really need to dedicate yourself to. An ideal time to do stretching is when you are watching TV or just relaxing.
See a great article here: www.mayoclinic.com.