Anyone doing cycling specific Yoga?

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Cord1138
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by Cord1138

Hi all,

as per the subject, has anyone started online yoga classes specifically for cycling? I am wondering if cycling-specific is not needed and instead, "normal" yoga is good enough.

Any recommendations general or cycling-specific would be good to know.

Thanks!

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by req110

I would prefer some cycling specific excersiseONLY yoga. If you are aware of such seminar or good video, please post here.

Because the only thing i don't like about yoga is too much spiritualism, breathing, saying hello to sun, and dozens of moves which have no performance impact. This together with almost audience wearing strange yoga pants, makes me not attending any class anymore.

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by Cord1138

There are odd videos here and there such as:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWzRE1BiAvw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fv4BkJZghI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQBfLqGaD18

Sufferfest has videos, but I like my Xert subscription, so won't be paying for that.
I also saw a service on Instagram that I can't find, but will post when I do

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Cord1138 wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:55 am
Hi all,

as per the subject, has anyone started online yoga classes specifically for cycling? I am wondering if cycling-specific is not needed and instead, "normal" yoga is good enough.

Any recommendations general or cycling-specific would be good to know.

Thanks!
A book about that:

Title: "Yoga for Cyclists"
Author: Williamson, Lexie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport
ISBN: 9781408190470

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by Schadenfreude

I don’t have any yoga vids that are “cycling specific”, but there are a couple of videos that really helped me.

This one was suggested by my physio as it has a fair bit of twisting, which she suggested is good given a lot of time is spent facing in one direction on the bike (and for me, also in my desk job). Also, the hip movements in downward dog position helps me with tight hip flexors:

https://youtu.be/-FMC6ujAqW0

This one has some tough movements in it, but it there are some great stretches for quads and hips:

https://youtu.be/nimJg5O7wmc

Adrienne has a post run yoga video which I’ve used a few times after a big ride and I feel it helps:

https://youtu.be/vhLbp8ibmEE


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by Cord1138

This is the stretching yoga adverts I mentioned previously: https://new.dynamiccyclist.com/ Anyone tried it?

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Cord1138 wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:10 am


Sufferfest has videos, but I like my Xert subscription, so won't be paying for that.
The Sufferfest Yoga videos are horrible....while the coach is nice to look at, it is very unpleasent to listen to her....is like listening to Siri/Alexa for 10-20 minutes non stop. Well..."SUFFERfest" what would you expect? :noidea:
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by Cord1138

Just reporting back, I tried the Adrienne post run and cycling yoga videos. Must say I enjoyed them, not for complete beginners I think. She has a great presenting style, so I will check out her other videos as well.

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by onemanpeloton

I do the cycling-specific Adrienne one too, and have been for the last few months.

I do seem to be able to go deeper in to the stretches as the weeks go by, but I'm yet to really see the benefit of this on the bike
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by Cord1138

onemanpeloton wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:19 pm
I do the cycling-specific Adrienne one too, and have been for the last few months.

I do seem to be able to go deeper in to the stretches as the weeks go by, but I'm yet to really see the benefit of this on the bike
Not sure if you have seen this Dyllan Johnson analysis on the published studies around stretching and cycling performance, but it's an eye-opener! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1wjkdGouMk

Even if stretching/yoga does not improve performance, I have found it benefits my general well being and definitely helps with my lower back problems.

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by onemanpeloton

Actually I have seen that but its always good to have a refresher. My training has suffered in the last few months since i started stretching. Basically just a lot of muscle fatigue in my legs. Highly doubt the 2 are related but stranger things have happened.

And for most of us who arent pros, maybe the benefits of stretching in our everyday lives outweigh the cons to our performance. Who knows!?

Think I'll give it another watch, thanks!
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by Cord1138

I stopped stretching before and after cycling and can't say I noticed anything negative or positive. One of the things that does help me after cycling is using a foam roller, so I tend to do that, as it helps get rid of some soreness. I also use compression tights after which I think help. I'll stretch, do some basic yoga later in the day anyway.

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by iheartbianchi

Stretching (which includes yoga) is always a good thing, assuming you have the time for it. Increased flexibility can make your rides more comfortable, make your recoveries easier (not faster though) and generally make you feel better overall.

Another thing I would highly recommend is a structured core muscle regime. In that regards, if you are looking for some "formal" class type activity, and you can't do both yoga and something else, I would highly recommend pilates.

Not only do pilates work your core muscles, but also other muscle groups and supporting tissues that you use in cycling. These have a direct and significant impact on your ability on the bike. There is also a fair bit of stretching involved which ticks off some of what you are looking for out of yoga. After several sessions you will have learned enough to be able to do several of the exercises alone at home.
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I've done yogaglo in the past but thought it was a bit overpriced. I've been doing the Apple Fitness+ yoga lately, granted I already had the hardware, so the cost for me is less. If you needed the watch for example that changes the price significantly.

But I like what they're offering, and they have classes of different lengths so I can choose something appropriate. I don't think it's that necessary for it to be cycling specific, each class has a description and I choose something appropriate for what I need at that time.

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by Cord1138

iheartbianchi wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:59 am
Stretching (which includes yoga) is always a good thing, assuming you have the time for it. Increased flexibility can make your rides more comfortable, make your recoveries easier (not faster though) and generally make you feel better overall.

Another thing I would highly recommend is a structured core muscle regime. In that regards, if you are looking for some "formal" class type activity, and you can't do both yoga and something else, I would highly recommend pilates.

Not only do pilates work your core muscles, but also other muscle groups and supporting tissues that you use in cycling. These have a direct and significant impact on your ability on the bike. There is also a fair bit of stretching involved which ticks off some of what you are looking for out of yoga. After several sessions you will have learned enough to be able to do several of the exercises alone at home.
Thanks, makes sense. I have been told I need to get some flexibility to be able to ride better in the drops, at the moment my bars are quite high. So hoping the stretching will help with this.

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