If you've been following our series of Yoga for Cyclists videos, you'll know from Part 5: Posture that the ankles are one of the weak points in many cyclists, thanks to all the rotations the feet make.
Road.cc yoga expert Karen Burt is back with installment six, in which we look at the movements ankles make, and what limited ankle flexibility can do to the shins and the calves.
For tight shins, there's a simple relaxing kneeling exercise, that can be made easier with a cushion for the really tight of shin, and for the tight-calved we show you a simple stretch to open out the calves. Watch Tony struggle with this, and you'll see the benefits of regular yoga.
The feet move side to side at the ankle as well as up and down, and there's a second set of exercises to deal with eversion and inversion, and these can be practised sitting down, so there's really no excuse.
The various videos from the Road.cc Yoga for Cyclists series can be put together in any combination that suits you, for a regular complementary workout to supplement your training.
For the full series of Yoga for Cyclists click here.
<p>After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.</p>