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Quick Stretch For Cyclists

Cycling Stretches Provided by Vancouver Chiropractor and Massage Therapy

Bicycling motion gets most of its power from the front thigh muscles (quads), combined with the seated position (hip flexion). As a result, bicyclists often experience tight hip flexors. If not maintained, this leads to a forward rotation of the hips which can cause other problems in the body structure such as low back pain.

Here is an example of a good hip flexor stretch: lunge forward and rotate your hips backwards (thrust forward).

Remember to stretch before activity and also a longer (1 minute on each side) stretch after activity.

Receiving regular hip flexor and leg muscle treatments from your massage therapist is always beneficial to prevent injury.

Take care,
Sydney Beagle,
Vancouver RMT

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