I played around with a few yoga DVDs over the years. Static pose, 30-minute routines—nothing MTB-focused, just general movement stuff.
As a rider, father, worker, trainer, racer and most of all at 43, it’s not always easy to be healthy and in shape, as our passions demands.
I started yoga as a daily, 15-minute routine in the morning with my coffee, before going to work.
After a winter of back problems, I realised that I needed to put some time into stretching and building core strength.
When I was 7, I fell ski-ing and my leg almost did a full rotation. When I was 8, I graduated from a wheelchair to crutches.
Almost six years ago I learned to love mountain biking and I do it now as often I can.
I started doing yoga after reading a few of your articles on PinkBike and being pushed to by my girlfriend.
Thank you for your session for auld giffer mountain bikers like myself. For the first time in years I don't wake up with a bad back.
I started practicing yoga with your videos because I have a disease that brought me down to about 15-20% mobility.
For me, yoga was something that I considered doing but never actually took a chance on until Abi's first article came out on Pinkbike.
A few years back I was knocked off my motorbike in which I did some muscle damage to my shoulder.
I started practising yoga with the 15-minute videos that were first posted on pinkbike. This was when I was cycling a tonnes.
As an MTB and road rider, I have always had issues with bike position and body soreness that was different depending on the bike that I was on.
I’ve been mountain biking for around 5 years and did a fair bit of running and road biking before that.
Being an avid enduro racer, road racer and father of 2 little ones, I have very limited training time during the week.
I've been using Abi's 15 minute post-ride routine for the past couple of seasons. I use it after every ride because it's so quick and simple.
Last year I did the Indian Pacific Wheel Race across Australia, which saw me spending many hours in the saddle.
15 minutes of yoga a day keeps the doctor away! Yoga 15 has bike-specific routines which are very helpful and practical for me.
I've been riding mountain bikes with fanatical enthusiasm since 1990, when I got my first ever mountain bike.
Abi’s yoga videos have improved my life dramatically having herniated a disc in my lower back over ten years ago.
I’ve been riding bikes since 1979, I’m a mountain bike photographer and I broke my back on a job on a motorbike in 2010.
Work these days has been crazy! I do not know how I could handle all that without my 2 yoga days a week and riding on the weekends.
I'm a mid-40s, stupidly busy mountain biker with rotten flexibility and a low tolerance for time wasting bullcrap.
Finding Abi's articles on a dedicated mtb site is definitely a blessing!
20 years ago, I was involved in a big motorcycle accident leaving me with a crushed vertebrae (T10) and prolapsed discs (L5,4).
At the ripe old age of 37, I had an acute gout attack. I can only describe this as what it would feel like if your foot was being crushed in a vice.
I saw your videos a few weeks back. I thought I'd give it a go after my mountain bike spins and it seems to have worked.
Love getting your emails Abi. I’m a 61 year old avid mountain biker out of Rossland BC Canada.
I see a yoga practice as a core tool to help me recover, increase flexibility and balance, and maintain my body for the years ahead.
Huge thanks for your pinkbike videos which have genuinely improved my standard of life and cut the physio bills down a bit!
Since starting to use Abi's post-ride yoga routines for mountain bikers, I've noticed a big reduction in my back pain.