Hip Openers

Legendary CrossFit trainer and physical therapist, Kelly Starrett, advises athletes to: "Spend as much time in a lunge as you can."

Tight hips can be crippling for riders but luckily yoga has a tonne of poses to loosen them up. This sequence stretches the hips from every angle. It’s one of the most watched videos in the whole Yoga for Mountain Bikers series.

PRIMARY MUSCLES STRETCHED

  • Hip flexors, groin, and glutes.
  • TFL and IT band.

KEY POSES

EQUIPMENT

  • Mat

TIMING

  • This is a great one to do after a ride or at the end of the day.

TIP

  • Take care in the Hip-Opening Forward Folds. You can substitute with Reclining Butterfly if you’re suffering from disc issues.