Yoga for Cyclists (Paperback)

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The first and only book of its kind to show how yoga postures can stretch and lengthen those short, tight cycling muscles and help keep your body balanced and injury-free.

Yoga is fast becoming an essential performance tool for road cyclists looking to improve flexibility, core strength, balance, breathing efficiency and mental focus. Most cyclists want to ride harder for longer but the unnatural slouched posture and repetitive nature of riding takes its toll on the body. Short, tight hamstrings, hip flexors and quadriceps are easily damaged and, over time, can cause lower back and knee problems. Yoga for Cyclists is the first title to address all of these areas by adapting yoga techniques specifically for cyclists of all levels, in clear, concise chapters.

A cyclist with a supple back, hips and hamstrings will not only be far less prone to overuse injuries than his stiffer training partners. He can also hunker down into aerodynamic positions easily and ride for longer, with more comfort. A cyclist able to breathe slower and deeper will breathe more efficiently and economically. A cyclist able to reduce adrenaline and control a scattered mind with concentration techniques will remain calm and focused in the heat of a race.

This is the ideal, no-nonsense resource, where every stretch, strengthening posture, breathing or recovery technique relates back to its impact on performance.

About the Author

Lexie Williamson is a British Wheel of Yoga (2008) and Yoga Sports Science ® (2010) qualified instructor specializing in yoga for runners and cyclists. She teaches a weekly Yoga for Runners and Cyclists class and Yoga for Runners, Cyclists and Triathletes workshops across Surrey. She writes for running and cycling magazines including Runner's World, Triathlete's World, Cycling Active, Cycling Plus and Outdoor Fitness.

Praise For…

“Finally, a book for all of us.” —thewashingmachinepost

“An excellent, highly illustrated and no-nonsense guide.” —Vegetarian Living

“Handy for both beginners and pros . . . leaves no stone unturned,” —Women's Fitness

“These books are a stretch--in a good way for runners, cyclists.” —Orlando Sentinel

Product Details
ISBN: 9781408190470
ISBN-10: 1408190478
Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2015
Pages: 192
Language: English