The Pilates for Cycling

Cycling is one of the sports that helps improve your cardiovascular capacity, control your body weight and just presents injury.

N however, repetitive pedaling and incorrect position on the saddle of the bike cause any discomfort in the muscles and joints, which can be alleviated with the practice of the Pilates method.

Torque the proper realization of Pilates exercises for cyclists, must know what are the muscle groups involved in cycling.

The pedal

-Extensor muscles of the hip, glutes and femoral.

Go to the floor on his knees with one leg, the other stretched aligned with the head and hip, with both arms supported and stretched. It contracts the abdominal muscles to protect the spine.

Exhale to Flex the leg by the knee, looking for an angle of 90 ° with the torso while you grow up by the ball of the foot. Inhale when returning to the starting position.

-Extensor muscles of the knee as the quadriceps

Lie on your back with one foot resting on the ground, while the opposite leg is flexed at the height of the chest. Your arms should be drawn on each side of the body and Chin pointing to the chest to achieve the alignment of our spine. It contracts the abdominal muscles throughout the exercise.

Exhale completely stretched leg growing by the tip of the foot, until an angle of 45 ° with the ground.  Take air returning to the starting position.

Keeping the balance

-Abdominal and lumbar

Lean on the floor with your elbows, pelvis, knees and feet. It contracts the abdominal muscles to protect the column. Raise the pelvis to exhale, keeping the connection between abdominal and lumbar. Inhale to return to the start position.

It performed 10 repetitions of each exercise with each leg, without alternating them.

Related: Training for mountain bike

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