The Top 5 Moves You Need to be Doing Off the Saddle to Help Your Performance In the Saddle

The Top 5 Moves You Need to be Doing Off the Saddle to Help Your Performance In the Saddle

September 6, 2016by

By: Carly Rubenstein Levitt

Carly is not only a Spin Instructor, but is also a Certified Personal Trainer, so it’s safe to say she knows a thing or two when it comes to training the entire body for overall performance.

1. Lying Glute Bridge People who spin or cycle on a regular basis tend to be quad dominant. That means their quadriceps tends to take over when utilized for a specific lower body movement. Given this information Carly recommends strengthening the hamstrings.

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2. Scissor kicks can be very beneficial in working the hip flexors, transverse abdominals and inner and outer thighs. This will assist you to have a more efficient pedal stroke.

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3. Plank who doesn’t love a good plank challenge? Planks assist in core stability while sitting on the saddle, but they also help to increase muscular strength and endurance that your body requires to ride powerfully.

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4. Transverse Plank (side plank with a reach through) This exercise strengthens the oblique’s and helps with overall stability both in and out of the saddle.

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5. Scapular Pushups Are not always pretty, but they can be fun! By increasing overall strength throughout these muscles you’ll not only begin to improve your while taking a spin class, but you’ll experience lasting benefits with overall posture.

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