Pre and Post cycle streching

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  1. HowardSteele

    HowardSteele New Member

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    HI all,

    Has anyone got a decent site showing pre and post race stretching exercises,

    I'd be grateful if you could post the links.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. JungleBiker

    JungleBiker New Member

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    Hi Howard,
    Sorry I cannot recommend a web site with stretches, but I hope you know that like weight training, stretching may be counter productive if your aim is to become a better cyclist...
    http://www.cyclingforums.com/showthread.php?t=239978
     
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    Thanks for the site referal, hmm, quite a lot of banter, my interest was peeked on an article debating this point, in our local bicycling mag”do you benefit from pre or post. Stretching”, personally i never stretch pre or post, so i was interested in seeing if anyone had actually set down specific stretches for cyclists and what areas they targeted. The article concluded only post stretching strengthened muscles. But i assume warming up is stretching, i always cycle the first couple of 100m or so slowly with a lot of exaggerated movement to get the body ready for the ride.
    This works for me,but i'm thinking if i stretch after the ride will i benefit?
     
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