Why Yoga is Good for Cyclists



Yoga is a great cross-training practice for cyclists. Cyclists can experience tightness in muscle groups including the calves, quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, hips, shoulders, and neck. Cyclists can also experience lower back pain, knee pain and hip pain. This can be caused by weak abdominal muscles, poor posture and prolonged hours on the saddle. Cyclists can also over-develop muscle groups which can result in the hips and spine being pulled out of alignment. Yoga helps ease the tightness, create core strength, and aligning the spine and joints.

Yoga classes for will enable cyclists will develop strength and flexibility in the core muscle groups, increase stamina, develop core strength and improve concentration and focus. Yoga classes are particularly beneficial for those who cycle and are looking for a form of cross-training practice.

The benefits of yoga classes for cyclists include:

  • Improve overall performance by increasing stamina

  • Increase flexibility in the muscles and movement in joints which helps prevent injury

  • Building core strength – this is important to reduce injury, lower back pain and reduces the wasting of energy

  • Building strength in specific muscle groups used in the sports you participate in

  • Improved mental clarity and focus which increases concentration

  • Keeping the body and muscles in balance – some sports such as cycling overwork certain parts of the body whilst not working others

  • Keeping the body supple and reduces stiffness which can reduce injuries

  • Helping the body recover from injuries with special programs

  • Improves balance and agility

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