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Warming up before Biking: the Right Stretches to Get Ready for Your Ride

As kids, we all learned to ride a bicycle. While it was a fun and thrilling task to do back then, we weren’t quite aware of what skill we were learning! Now that we are adults, we can see what cycling can do for us.

Biking is a cardiovascular activity that keeps you fit, healthy, and in shape. And the best part is, you don’t require any training facility for this!

Warming Up Before Biking

Most people underestimate the movement and strength of the muscles and body involved in biking. Just like any other heavy physical workout, biking involves a lot of strain on the muscles.

According to the trainer specialists, to avoid straining any of your muscles while biking, you need to do the right stretches for a thorough warm up. Here are two of the warm-up stretches that you can do to assure that your body and muscles are ready for a bike ride:

• Stretch Against A Wall

While you’re doing this warm-up exercise, you will challenge the muscles of your shoulders, chest, triceps, and calves. This will make them ready for the cycling session.

Ankle Stability and Strength

It’s important not to train around a pre-existing conditions for this usually places excessive wear and tear on the body in which you are more susceptible to injury, and creates discomfort around the neck, shoulder, knees, hips, etc.

A pre-existing condition is any condition in the injured part of your body that existed prior to the accident for which you now claim damages. A pre-existing condition may be congenital in origin, caused by another accident or illness, or simply caused by the aging process itself. Our backs, knees, and ankles are prime candidates for pre-existing conditions.

Once the Fitness Specialist identifies inefficiencies exercises will be prescribed to correct it. Then back to “Listen”, “Watch” and “Record”- Right Fit’s APR = Assess Progress Results. A lifetime of sensible goals to keep this incredible machine (the human body) moving, healthy and energized!

Right Fit Training Specialists identify good and poor movement patterns and postures during a workout. This week we will be focusing on preventing ankle injuries.

Copyright © 2017 Suzanne M. Gray.