Here is a post I wrote a while back for another blog I do. Thought you cyclists and/or runners might be interested.
I ride my bicycle nearly every day here in Chicago. Last year I averaged just over 17 miles per day for a total of 6350 miles. So far this year, I am over 7500 miles in the first week of December.
In a four season city like Chicago, I am not always able to ride at all, so I end up with some longer rides to compensate.
As every rider knows, your legs can get stiff after a while. I have found three wonderful stretches that do a super job of rejuvenating my legs. I usually do them after ten miles or so. That way the muscles are warmed up and I have good circulation.
There are pictures of each stretch, but I want to explain how I do them as that makes a difference. I do yoga for years and when I stretch, I always do the diaphragmatic breathing…
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