Many of us are guilty of skipping our post-workout recovery routine, after a long ride, in favour of lounging on the sofa or enjoying a well-deserved BBQ in the garden with the family. Our Lead Bike Fitter, Iain Findlay, has created this short post-ride stretching routine. The routine is designed to not feel too arduous or time-consuming for you but should reduce your risk of injury and help your legs feel fresher the following day.
Post-workout stretching routine
Stretching is particularly important, from a Bike Fit perspective, if you ride in a more aggressive position as this requires a great deal more flexibility and mobility in the legs, hips and lower back. That being said, stretching is an important component for all cyclists to incorporate into their training routine to safeguard against injuries. The five stretches below are perfect post-ride. Each should be completed 3 times for around 30 – 60 seconds (there is no need to over-exert yourself here though, just do what you feel comfortable with and build things up slowly).*
Knee extension slide
Hamstring and TFL stretch
Kneeling hip stretch
Standing glute stretch
If you have any questions about any of these stretches or about how flexibility and mobility can impact upon your bike position please just get in touch!
*Please note you should seek the advice of a medical professional before undertaking any new training regime. As such PFP Sweden disclaims any liability for incidental or consequential damages, and assumes no liability or responsibility for any loss, injury or damage suffered by any person as a result of the use or misuse of any information / videos above.
If you would like any more information about these stretches or any of our other services please get in touch.