Yoga for cyclists part 4: Joint freeing

Road cycling forces your muscles into all kinds of strange positions; here's how to sort them out again

by Sarah Barth   December 20, 2012  

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We're bringing you the full series of road.cc Yoga for Cyclists videos, and in this installment, we look at the groups of muscles used in cycling, and how to free up the joints for greater movement and balance across opposing muscles.

The body's muscles work in pairs, one muscle extending and one muscle contracting to achieve every movement. Often, and particularly for cyclists, we only use one side of the equation, creating an increased possibility of injury and instability.

Here, resident road.cc yoga expert Kate Burt explains exactly how that can happen, and how the road bike posture forces muscles into partial contractions by default.

If, when watching our Yoga for Cyclists series, you identify a muscle group that lacks a complete range of movement, Kate will take you through some simple exercises to free up the muscles and joints.

For the full road.cc Yoga For Cyclists series, click here.

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Are these Flash format by any chance? I can't seem to load them on my iPad Sad

How about a downloadable version of all 16 videos? They are just what I've been looking for.

posted by AWP [76 posts]
21st December 2012 - 12:36

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AWP wrote:
Are these Flash format by any chance? I can't seem to load them on my iPad Sad

How about a downloadable version of all 16 videos? They are just what I've been looking for.

Have to agree. Would be great if could be played on iPad or similar

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posted by Izaak30 [81 posts]
21st December 2012 - 20:04

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Not working for me, either.

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
22nd December 2012 - 8:58

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Version for iPad would be great.

It's all about the bic

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posted by seabic [2 posts]
23rd December 2012 - 2:08

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Yep, won't show on my phone android either? Mind i'm new to this android stuff so probably just me - but a downloadable of all in the end would be really nice Big Grin

posted by bfslxo [120 posts]
24th December 2012 - 12:18

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