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if you had 10 minutes a day for off bike exercises?(10 posts)

if you had 10 minutes a day for off bike exercises?DougSloan
Sep 4, 2002 6:27 AM
What would you suggest for 10 minutes a day of off bike exercises that would most benefit riding? Coaches? Thanks.

re: if you had 10 minutes a day for off bike exercises?rbb
Sep 4, 2002 8:11 AM

10 minutes a day?velocity
Sep 4, 2002 8:32 AM
Second stretching but squeeze in ab work.
Good old push-ups and sit-ups (nm)RockyMountainRacer
Sep 4, 2002 9:00 AM
second that emotion...nmthatsmybush
Sep 4, 2002 9:42 AM
Streching, core strengthpeloton
Sep 4, 2002 5:07 PM
I would definitly stretch. Hold the streches for at least 30 seconds each for releasing the muscle spindles. Cyclist also don't activate their abdominals much at all while cycling. I would throw in some core strength exercises as well if time allowed. Remember that core strength is also the lower back, and you need balance between the lower back and the abs to prevent problems and get best results. Always do one exercise for you lower back for each done with the abs. Lots of people have lower back issues due to abdominal imbalance with their core strength.

That's what I would do with 10 minutes, anyway. Probably best bang for your buck.
Streching- surry, cant spel :)peloton
Sep 4, 2002 5:08 PM
re: if you had 10 minutes a day for off bike exercises?rbol52
Sep 5, 2002 12:19 PM
Get a 10-pound medicine ball and do some of the exercises shown in the training manual. You'll be surprised how well it works to improve core stability and strength. Use it with a swiss ball for ab work. You'll be making up your own movements, too.
core strength, core strength, and a bit more core strengthempacher6seat
Sep 7, 2002 10:41 AM
Stretching I count as on the bike excersize. It's like second nature... warm up, ride (or any type of excersize), stretch out.
Pilates - all about core strength and flexibilityjw25
Sep 7, 2002 11:18 AM
Depending on what you read, it comes with a lot of hype, but most of the exercises can be done with minimal equipment (basically, a yoga mat), and they work the core muscles while incorporating a lot of stretching.
10 minutes is a little slim, but if you vary your routine every day, you can do quite a bit in a week.