good-plank (2)
  • Pinkie Boadicea, PhD

    So, I actually read this post right before going out for my weekly pain session (read: team practice). My coach is pretty awesome and will give me real time feedback on my technique as we ride, so I decided to try the image out.

    I noticed that your pushup position made it difficult for me to access my glutes and hamstrings. I did better when I focused on rounding my butt underneath me, kind of driving my sit bones into the saddle. It makes sense that this would give me better muscle access since being too light on the saddle means I’m not transfering power on the upstroke. My coach also approved.

    My physical therapist also used to tell me to focus on power into the glutes and a slight tuck when doing planks. I think maybe a plank is a better analogy than a pushup since the up down motion of a pushup does actually distract from core focus.

  • Max Stark

    Do you have some favorite drills on the bike and exercises off the bike which help with better positioning on the bike?

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