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    Every cyclist should try this stretch

    I think the most active muscle group used in cycling is the glutes and this stretch is great to give your pour ass a good relief. Just try and see. If you haven't tried it before I am sure you will have a lot of pain (in a good way) when you try it. You should do it exactly as shown in the video to see the effect.

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    Not a pose that I can get into.

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    I can barely get into the INsanity stretches.........

    On topic i have this weird pain in my hip whenever i push out my left leg from time to time, anyone know what that can be?
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    I love this pose. It took several weeks of doing it on a regular basis until I could get my chest down on the ground. If I stop doing it for a while my hips start to tighten up and it affects my cycling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    I love this pose. It took several weeks of doing it on a regular basis until I could get my chest down on the ground. If I stop doing it for a while my hips start to tighten up and it affects my cycling.
    In which way?
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    No, we can't all do this pose. However we can all do a similar stretch. Google "figure 4 stretch." I do one of these nearly every day. When my glutes are sore, they are sore and no amount of stretching will convince that they are not sore. Nonetheless, stretching can be a good idea if done correctly at the right time.

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    Second this, so amazing feeling!

    If you can't do this pose there are some really great basic IT band stretches out there. The important thing is just to be stretching.

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    Pigeon pose is my absolute favorite stretch!!

    It's really catching on outside of yoga, I've noticed.

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    Do it all the time. Opens up my hips for squatting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillcrawler View Post
    In which way?
    When my hips are tight, I don't have as much range of motion and my hips feel stiff when I'm pedaling.
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    Here is another video. Easier version of pigeon pose and tennis ball trick.
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    I'm a believer in the value of stretching. Some years ago I played considerable tennis and loved hitting a fast serve. This resulted in a persistent sore shoulder that lasted for months with no relief. While seeing a chiropractor on a separate issue, he gave me several shoulder exercises which included stretches and strenthening. To my absolute amazement, in two days the discomfort was mostly gone and to this day I experience no discomfort. It so happened that the chiropractor was also a body builder so he may have had some training beyond what a typical chiropractor receives. In any case, the right exercise for a particular muscle or group is going to be beneficial.

    I do a daily round of stretches first thing in the AM with further stretches throughout the day and some work with dumb bells and leg weights. The leg weights are mostly to target knee strength with lateral moves. I also do the pigeon pose which specifically targets the piniforus muscle, a muscle you would not otherwise know about, and a few other yoga execises less frequently. All in all, I'm fairly limber but would not be except for stretching which keeps me mobile.

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    I'll give this a try. Slowly and easily.

    Thanks for the post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillcrawler View Post
    I think the most active muscle group used in cycling is the glutes and this stretch is great to give your pour ass a good relief. Just try and see. If you haven't tried it before I am sure you will have a lot of pain (in a good way) when you try it. You should do it exactly as shown in the video to see the effect.

    That's funny. Being doing it ever since i saw a personal trainer have his students do it. One thing i din't realize is your knees have to be outside your hand. Good tip.

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