Racking up those weekend miles on the bike can have your body bent all out of shape. Hunkering down to get QoM's, or gut busting your way up a climb can leave you body a little worse for wear. We've teamed up with Choose Cherries to bring you a selection of 5 awesome yoga videos.
Contrary to what most people think, yoga isn't all about spiritual awareness and meditation. There are many different forms of yoga out there, but the one we'll be looking at focuses more on core strength and flexibility.
Having a strong core doesn't just mean a six-pack. Your core muscles play a vital role in your cycling performance. This group of muscles help keep you supported on the bike and able to maintain a strong riding position. A developed core always helps prevent early on-set muscle fatigue, and promotes a speedier recovery from exertion.
Yoga is the ideal ground workout for cyclists. It not only builds strength and flexibility, but it also can help take your mind away from the daily stresses of life.
Another popular misconception is that if you have an active lifestyle, you can eat what you want. A healthy body needs the right kind of food and fuels to get going and keep you performing at your best.
To keep you on top of your cycling A-Game, you need the right blend of vitamins and nutrients to maintain pedal power. We all know that carbohydrates and proteins are what the body needs after a good session on the bike. These ensure muscle repair, replenishes fuel and aids with recovery.
Did you know there are other foods out there which provide additional helping boosts? One such super fruit is the often forgotten about, cherries. This summer we went cherry mad after learning about the numerous health benefits these little red delights have.
Known for their anti-inflammatory properties, Montmorency tart cherries are becoming popular amongst athletes. It’s been discovered that cherries help reduce muscle soreness after training, which speeds up recovery times.
The Yoga Series
With your healthy diet plan in place, it's time to roll out those mats and get into some yoga poses.
We've worked with the yogi master, Abi Carver, in the past who's already built up a great name for herself amongst mountain bikers. Her 5 week video plan will focus on improving your flexibility and strength so you feel stronger on the bike in no time.
Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for these tutorial videos on our Facebook page.