To say that cyclists have tight hips is a laughable understatement. Then there's the back issues, the knee problems, and so on. Take it from a yoga instructor: “The linear, repetitive motion from cycling puts your body in a compromised anatomical state,” says Laurenn Cutshaw, VP of Marketing and Branding for Yoga Six in San Diego. And while she and Lycored Yoga Ambassador Kristin Mcgee probably won't transform the most hardcore cyclist into a limber lotus, they do have moves that will save contracted muscle groups: your quads, hips, and calves. Hold each pose for 45–60 seconds, and aim to incorporate the following moves into your routine at least three times a week to counter tightness and enhance flexibility.
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