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The ‘core’ of cycling



15 October 2014

With the number of cyclists in London growing exponentially and daily commuters now tallying around 30,000 (yes, really), the focus of most pedal-pushers – aside from spending exorbitant amounts of money on Lycra and equipment – is two-fold:

1.     how do I get faster on two wheels, and;
2.     how do I get stronger?

We’ll be honest: the first won’t happen without the second, and that’s where MOOSE and his hardy team come in.

Core stability is what it’s all about.

A strong core is a fundamental part of bike riding: it keeps the body stable on the saddle. With all the pressure on abdominals, obliques and latissimus dorsi (the large muscle across your shoulder blades) during a cycle ride, it is imperative that you strengthen your core to minimise discomfort and injury in the back.

A stable platform will ensure that your hips, thighs and knees work efficiently in delivering power through to the pedals, and that, ultimately, will be what makes you faster in the long run.

So who better to help out than team MOOSE? We cannot guarantee a Tour de France win or a gold medal in the Time Trial World Championships, but we can ensure your core strength improves and delivers other – two-wheeling – results!


 



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