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Yoga for Cyclists, part 21: Shoulders (3)

Cycling neglects some of the range of movement your shoulders should have — here are moves that help

In part 21 in the Yoga for Cyclists video series we have more moves that can help keep your shoulders flexible and comfy and maintain a rage of movement that long hours leaning on handlebars can limit.

Yoga is great for improving overall flexibility in areas that cycling leaves untouched. In this video, we see how to improve shoulder extension and flexion.

As ever, here's our yoga specialist Karen Burt showing editor-in-chief Tony how it's done.

>>Read more: Our full Yoga for Cyclists series.

John has been writing about bikes and cycling for over 30 years since discovering that people were mug enough to pay him for it rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work.

He was heavily involved in the mountain bike boom of the late 1980s as a racer, team manager and race promoter, and that led to writing for Mountain Biking UK magazine shortly after its inception. He got the gig by phoning up the editor and telling him the magazine was rubbish and he could do better. Rather than telling him to get lost, MBUK editor Tym Manley called John’s bluff and the rest is history.

Since then he has worked on MTB Pro magazine and was editor of Maximum Mountain Bike and Australian Mountain Bike magazines, before switching to the web in 2000 to work for Along with founder Tony Farrelly, John was on the launch team for and subsequently became editor in chief of Future Publishing’s group of cycling magazines and websites, including Cycling Plus, MBUK, What Mountain Bike and Procycling.

John has also written for Cyclist magazine, edited the BikeMagic website and was founding editor of before handing over to someone far more representative of the site's main audience.

He joined in 2013. He lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.

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