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Best Cycling Stretches for Women

Spinal Twist

spinaltwistWhile seated on the floor, put one leg straight out in front (or turned in) with the other leg crossed over, then turn your torso away from the bent leg.

 

 

 

 

 

Adductor Stretch

adductorSit on the floor with the soles of your feet together and your knees outwards. Apply gentle pressure down with your elbows on your knees.

 

 

 

Quads Stretch

quadWhile standing, bend one leg and hold your foot. Keep your hips forward and square and keep your buttocks tucked under. This one is an essential stretch for cyclists because these muscles do so much work on the bike.
 

 

 

 

Calf Stretch

calfwhile standing on a step, drop your heal down. This stretch can also be done by leaning against a wall with your hands.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Hamstring Stretch

hamstringCyclists often end up with tight hamstrings so it’s really important to stretch them. This can done whilst seated on the ground with your legs straight out in front and reaching to your feet. You can also do it standing by putting one leg on a step.
 

 

About Laura Sage

Laura Sage
Laura is a single mom to two great kids, and works from home doing website & graphic design. She is also a professional classical singer & violinist, and has formed her own opera company specializing in performing lesser-known operatic works - the Lyric Opera of Los Angeles. She is also attending UMASS Amherst (University Without Walls) pursuing a degree in Arts Marketing with an emphasis in Social Media Marketing. Laura took up cycling about 5 years ago when a good friend of hers told her that she needed something new to focus on during a divorce and custody fight. He was right. Having not ridden a bike since middle school, Laura jumped right in and started training for AIDS LifeCycle - a 545-mile charity bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles - and is about to embark on the journey for a third time.

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