/ Stretch regime for a cyclist that climbs, help needed
To help I've done some yoga and do some ad hoc stretches but I'm after a ten minute set of stretches specific to a hip mobility, kind of a 101 class of stuff that will help when I do my core bodywork sessions three times a week. Anybody know any youtube vidz that have short sessions covering just this flexibility?
If not perhaps i shouldnt be lazy and put five - six stretcvhes together... but ideally it would be great to have something to follow.
"7. You have to stretch before exercise
Stretching before exercise is the main way to improve performance and avoid injury, everyone stretches … but researchers have been finding that it actually slows you down. Experts reveal that stretching before a run can result in a 5 percent reduction of efficiency; meanwhile, Italian researchers studying cyclists confirmed that stretching is counterproductive. Furthermore, there has never been sufficient scientific evidence that pre-exercise stretching reduces injury risk."
The only exception I can think of is when you know that a route (or perhaps just one move) is going to push the limits of your mobility (e.g., a slabby no-hands rockover). Then it may make sense to prepare immediately prior to the attempt. Efficiency and strength are of limited use if you can't get your foot onto the hold in the first place.
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