Bike: Stand Up
“On the bike, it’s good to practice seated and standing,” says Scott, “so that you don’t just stay down the entire time and change the muscle recruitment in your quads.” Even on a flatter section, and even if you have aero bars, you want to stand up from time to time (and especially early in the race) to stretch your back and change the muscles. Also, you can slide back a little bit to better activate your glutes, or forward to open up your hip angle just a tad more. “This very subtle sliding — a quarter to half an inch forward on your seat — can quite often alleviate that discomfort or load that you have in your whole torso,” says Scott.
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