Most of the time, we cyclists love being outdoors – we’re up and out on the bicycle at the crack of dawn ready to catch the best of the day.
Only – sometimes – there are mornings where we kind of want to stay in bed. The covers are cosy, the wind is blowing a gale outside…
Sound familiar? Morning lethargy affects us all at one point or another – but you might as well make the most of your time in bed with a few gentle stretches to wake you up. You never know, they might encourage you to get up and go!
Since your muscles aren’t warmed up, perform these as dynamic stretches, coming in and out of the movements, rather than holding them in a static position. Be gentle with yourself, and don’t push your body past it’s comfort zones.