|The #1 exercise for restoring elbow health of riders is this simple seeming stretch. It’s a staple in all of my programs for riders, and it’s the exercise that has saved more rider’s elbows than I can count, including my own.Here’s the basic video on the exercise:|
|Recently, I made this new video going over some of the finer points of the exercise. Definitely check out the new video below, but I recap here:|
1 – keep the shoulder blades back – don’t allow them to roll forward.
2 – keep shoulders level, then try to bring the dowel across your body.
3 – add in a lean away with your neck.
4 – keep your thumb wrapped around the dowel!
5 – all the same points apply to the double arm version.
6 – narrow your grip to progress.
|Once you have a feeling for the stretch, you can easily do it during a session, using your handlebars:|
|In our programs for riders, we also work on a lot of hanging elements. These build strength and flexibility through the whole upper body. Once someone has developed a base of hanging, we can then strengthen the dowel stretch movement by working to master the Eagle Grip Hang.|
|Good riding, and as always, reach out if you have any questions or would like to start training. The next block of the Ride Unlimited program starts Feb 8th!|