Riding a bike is a full body experience that activates and relies upon the major muscle groups in the body. Pete Egoscue, an alignment expert and founder of the Egoscue Method, designed this sequence of stretching exercises for cyclists to help reset and rejeuvinate the body for proper functioning. These warm-up and cool-down stretches will help stop injury or discomfort before it slows you down on the bike. You’ll open up the hip flexors, release tension in the shoulders and upper back, and lengthen the hamstrings, to prevent over-tightening while cycling. Some of these postures are more demanding than they appear, so be sure to approach them ease and mindfulness.
By Pete Egoscue