Would you like to have an edge over other cyclists? Then, you must train with Clare and the Elite Yoga method.
The correct Yoga postures can refresh your legs allowing you to be able to bounce back for training the next day or even just balance your other muscles that often get neglected while cycling. Guru Clare shares her knowledge with you on how to achieve this.
Clare had an amazing career as a professional dancer; much of her success came purely from the strict training she received in Yoga and Pilates. The knowledge she gained in Yoga and Pilates allowed Clare to heal injuries, perform at her level best even under pressure and rebalance her body after practicing the extremely imbalanced, dynamic choreography.
Cycling has numerous benefits for the heart, lungs and endurance thigh muscles. Then why do experts recommend yoga for cyclists for further conditioning? While cyclists do get out of the saddle, it still remains a seated sport primarily and the legs fail to reach their full extension nor should they be fully extended in the correct cycling action.
“Therefore,” Clare explains, “this results in hamstrings and quadriceps bunching up in the middle of the muscle, causing weakness in the full range”. Clare has worked with everyone from amateurs through to elite cyclists and has identified this as a common pattern among them all.
“The cycling action contracts the Hip Flexors, which are forced to overwork. When increased efforts such as sprints and climbs are made, knees tend to inwardly rotate which results in the ITB getting beaten and the inner thigh muscles getting contracted.
Further, they tend to remain shortened and tight if not corrected. Some other issues may also arise in some cases because of Sitting on the Piriformis muscle which the Sciatic Nerve travels can lead to lower back pain”.
The approach of specific Targeted Strength exercises and Traditional Yoga Postures if followed correctly on a regular basis will reshape this pattern. After working with cyclists for over a decade, Clare has refined what works for them and introduced Yoga for Cyclists.
“Appropriate and correct yoga postures executed in a proper manner will eliminate these issues,” says Clare.
Depending on your current level and intensity of training, you can balance it with Elite Yoga for Cyclists. Make time in your week to correct the muscle imbalance through the Elite Yoga Strength Program. You have the power to accelerate your individual performance levels and feel good about your whole body. With Yoga for Cyclists, just say goodbye to any niggles. If you have a history of a serious injury, you may need specific advice and attention. In this case,private sessions are possible with Clare. The detail in the basic programs will remain central to all advanced programs.”