What’s the best stretching routine for a cyclist? I’ve been asked “What are the best stretches for cyclists” on several occasions. The best answer to this questions is “It depends on where the cyclist is tight.” Different people have different mobility restrictions and the exercise that is perfect for you may be a waste of […]
Category Archives: Warmups & Prehab
This section includes warmups (what I like to call movement checkups) as well as movements intended to reduce likelihood of injury (pre-hab) and restore function after injury (re-hab). Sometimes a single exercise could fit into any of these three categories depending on the dosing recommended by your exercise professional.
During my travels through Ecuador and Peru I found the types of surfaces available to be a big variable in the type of stretches and exercises I was willing to do. Despite my love of nature and wildlife, lying face down in a mud puddle to stretch out my lower back was not only uncomfortable […]
So far on this trip in Ecuador and Peru, the exercise surface has been the determining factor in our workouts (or absence therof). Sure I could lie down in pile of fresh manure and go through the Sahrmann lower abs progression, or attempt a plyometric workout barefoot on a woodpile but the consequences of these […]