February is the ideal time to get some strength and flexibility training done before you kick start you’re cycling season.
Here are our training tips to have you frightening fit:
- Focus on Strength and Flexibility.
Signing up for a course of yoga or pilates can help gain strength, flexibility, balance and body awareness, as well as improved range of motion and prevent injuries.
- Core Training,
Core training is often overlooked by many athletes, core training can be done from the comfort of your own home. Having strong core muscles helps support your spine, improve balance and posture when cycling. Exercises such as the plank, superman, and squats are great for strengthening the core muscles.
- Stretch and Foam Roll.
Having a stretching and foam rolling routine is critical in both offseason and in race season. Foam roller has many benefits including giving tired muscles a deep tissue massage and decreasing muscle tension. Stretching increases flexibility.
- Rest and Listen to your body
If you have any niggling injuries, now is a good time to go to a physical therapist, physiotherapist or chiropractor to find and resolve the underlining cause of the injury. A few weeks rest now could be the difference of staying injury free for the whole cycle race season.