Should I Stretch Before Cycling
January 24, 2022
Injuries and muscle imbalances can occur if you are cycling without any proper warm-up and stretching exercises. Thus, it is fair to say that a good stretching routine is always part of the formula for a successful cycling and better cycling performance. It may be tempting to ride away fast after you walk out the door and wear your helmet. But as in every sport, exercise, or any physical activity for that matter, a good warm-up plays an important role in increasing your stamina and endurance. Skipping this part could only heighten muscle sores, tiresome ride, or worse, injuries. And regardless of the intensity or distances, you plan to cover in your cycling activity, there are a few common problem areas that appear such as knee discomfort, back strain, shoulder aches, arm pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Cycling uses repetitive action. If you are doing something wrong over and over again, the discomfort will pop up along the way. So, to maximize the fun and health benefits that cycling offers, practice easy stretching exercises.