Sidebends

Sidebends stretch muscles throughout the body, increase spinal mobility and alleviate pain in the lower back, shoulders and neck.

You don’t get much lateral movement on the bike so it is a key area to pay attention to.

PRIMARY MUSCLES STRETCHED

  • Abs and obliques.
  • Calves and hamstrings.
  • Hip flexors, IT band, TFL and glutes.
  • Lats, shoulders and triceps.

KEY POSES

EQUIPMENT

  • Mat
  • Block (optional for Low Lunge with Sidebend)

TIMING

  • You can do this sequence any time of day—after a ride is ideal.

TIP

  • Only come into Wild Thing if you have strong, stable shoulders and good spinal mobility.