A Quick Self Assessment for Rider Strength & Conditioning:
(1) Stand on one leg in balance for 30 seconds.. Can you do it? Which side is harder?
(2) Lunge forward, both knees to 90 degrees... Does your knee cave in? Do you wobble? Does your opposite hip shoot to the side?
(3) Squat as low as you can....Is your bum close to the floor? Have your knees come together? Have you lost your balance? Did your back round?
Riders lack some of the most basic levels of flexibility and balance. This increases their risk of injury and limits performance.
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