Yoga Poses and Stretches for the Budding Cyclist

Fit Recovery

Cycling is a funny thing.  While most people ride bike at an easy pace over short distances (5-10 miles taking 30 to 60 minutes), when you get into the faster speeds (call it 17 to 25 mph), it can hurt over a long four or five hour ride.  While I do make light of yoga and stretching (I do neither), they do have their uses after Herculean efforts – even for a super-cyclist like me.  After all, if you’re hurting you have to get ready for that next big ride.  You don’t want to waste any time being sidelined – or worse, have trouble sleeping because you’re sore.  I have regularly resorted to a few simple yoga poses to work the kinks out because we all know that yoga, or stretching, can make sleepy time just a little more enjoyable.  Here are my suggestions [I use the actual Sanskrit…

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