Sure you can ride fast, but can you lift your leg over your head? Contorting into some of the seemingly impossible poses of yoga might not sound relevant to riding a bike, but not so fast, says Sage Rountree, a yoga instructor who specializes in instructing athletes. In fact, it may have everything to do with your time in the saddle.
Sage is both a registered yoga instructor and a USA Cycling Level 3 coach, and is the author of the book The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga. Sage says that a regular yoga practice as part of your training can have many benefits for cyclists, including improved strength, flexibility, balance, and focus. On top of that, it may play a key role in injury prevention. Continue reading >> usacycling.org