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It has kept me racing and out on the trails without injury for years, here is a few reasons why it is so good! If you want to give it a go I run an 8 week Pilates for cyclists course online which you can join by clicking here. Improved

✨ Core Strength: Mountain biking requires a strong core to maintain balance and control over the bike, especially on technical terrain. Pilates exercises focus on strengthening the deep abdominal muscles, back muscles, and pelvic floor, which form the core. A strong core helps mountain bikers maintain proper form and stability on the bike.

✨ Increased Flexibility: Pilates emphasises flexibility and mobility through controlled movements and stretches. This increased flexibility can help mountain bikers maintain a comfortable and efficient riding position, reducing the risk of injury and improving overall performance.

✨ Better Posture and Alignment: Pilates promotes proper body alignment and posture, which is crucial for mountain bikers. Maintaining good posture on the bike can reduce strain on the back, neck, and shoulders, and improve power transfer from the legs to the pedals.

✨ Injury Prevention: The focus on core strength, flexibility, and proper alignment in Pilates can help prevent common mountain biking injuries, such as lower back pain, knee issues, and overuse injuries in the shoulders and hips.

✨ Improved Balance and Coordination: Many Pilates exercises challenge balance and coordination, which are essential skills for navigating technical trails and maintaining control over the bike in various situations.

In summary, the emphasis on core strength, flexibility, posture, injury prevention, and balance in Pilates makes it an excellent cross-training activity for mountain bikers to improve their overall performance and reduce the risk of injuries.

Come and join my 8 week course and notice the improvements you can make by adding in some simple strength and conditioning exercises.

You can find out more on my cycling pilates course below:

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