Getting tight and losing some mobility is one of those things that doesn't seem like a big deal at first but it catches up with you eventually. While at first you may just feel a little stiff, if left alone that stiffness can start to rob you of power and endurance while also setting you up for an overuse injury.
For us as mountain bikers keeping the hips, shoulders and ankles mobile becomes even harder because we spend so much time in the same basic position on the bike. Standing up to pedal
helps with this some since you're in less of a static position compared to seated pedaling but even then you need to do something to avoid letting stiffness turn into something worse.
In this video I show you a simple 5 minute routine that you can do before and/ or after a ride to keep your joints mobile so they can perform and feel their best.
If you have any tips or mobility drills you like to use post a comment below sharing them. And as always, if you like this routine please click one of the Like or Share buttons below to help spread the word.
Until next time...
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