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Core Strength for Cyclists
September 16, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Core Strength for Cyclists is a part of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts’ series of virtual fitness classes to help Will Bike 4 Food participants reach their individual cycling goals.
Please register for Will Bike 4 Food before signing up for this class at willbike4food.org.
About the Class
For cyclists riding at any mileage and frequency, this core class is designed to take your ride to the next level. You will learn important aspects in core strengthening applicable to cycling. This class and what you will take away will improve your posture on the bike, prevent typical cyclist aches, pains, and injuries and make your pedal stroke stronger and more powerful.
This is not your typical abs class, although we will perform exercises to strengthen all of those muscles. We will focus on core exercises to improve shoulder stability, core activation and strength endurance required for the contralateral push-pull of your leg and arm during pedaling, and address the balance between hip mobility and strength required to enjoy long rides and even improve your every day posture and functional movement.
It is helpful to have resistance bands and a relatively light weight (kettlebell, dumbbell, or even a sand- or water-filled water bottle), but these are not necessary. If you have a medium or large stability ball, that is an additional enhancement for the class.