Whether you’re a novice or someone who has been riding a long time, chances are you’ve gone on a long ride only to finish up with pain in your shoulders and a very tight neck. What exactly is going on? Do cyclists have to just grin and bare it? The answer is, ‘No, you don’t have to put up with it’. Cyclists tend to have neck and upper back problems for several reasons which we’ll cover in this article. In addition, we’ll look at preventative measures when it comes to cycling and neck, shoulder, and arm pain.
A 10-minute postrun yoga sequence that will improve your range of motion and prevent injury, by Sage Rountree
Most runners wouldn’t describe themselves as limber or loose—especially after logging a five-, 10-, or 20-miler. But practicing yoga after your workouts can remedy that. By increasing blood and oxygen flow to muscles, tendons, and ligaments, yoga boosts flexibility, reduces soreness, and speeds recovery. This series of six poses targets runners’ tightest and weakest spots, improving range of motion and strength to keep muscles and joints healthy. And as a bonus, you’ll also develop balance, core strength, and focus. Done together, these exercises make the perfect postrun routine.