I’ve already written a number of articles on utilizing an previous bicycle interior tube as a really efficient train machine. There are two predominant the explanation why you need to at the least contemplate attempting this. First, you save the atmosphere by recycling your previous interior tubes and turning them into an train machine that may be taken anyplace. Second, for some cause previous interior tubes are simply extraordinarily good at performing a mess of workouts each throughout your warm-up and your predominant exercises. To not point out that they’re free, simply transportable and simply changed in case of loss. I very not often go on a visit with out a number of forms of interior tubes (light-weight highway racing tubes, common highway bike tubes, and mountain bike tubes).
The newest train that I’ve developed to be used along with your highway bike tubes or mountain bike tubes is what I known as the Recumbent Hip Flexor Activation Train. This requires that you simply lie flat in your again on the ground. Wind your interior tube on itself to have two loops to cut back the diameter of the tube by half. Then carry each legs up within the air with the knees bent and at a 90 diploma angle to the ground. Loop the tube round your foot about midway up your arch. Then push one leg ahead and the opposite in the direction of your chest, activating your hip flexor. Consider stepping again with the leg reverse the pushing leg.
This can be a nice motion to incorporate after you’ve got rolled some foam, completed your stretching routine, and be able to reactivate your muscular tissues earlier than your predominant exercise. You’ll instantly really feel the distinction when you stand up for the primary time from this motion and begin strolling. You’ll be amazed on the smoother sensation you get in your hip flexor and general ahead motion. I extremely suggest this train to activate your muscular tissues earlier than all bike rides and races. It will assist stop muscle tearing and tightness if completed frequently and earlier than all exercises and races.
Please discuss with my different articles which embrace the usage of previous tubes for sustaining the energy and basic well being of your rotator cuff, glutes and chest. Use quite a lot of air chambers to differ the resistance in your exercise. As at all times, begin with the lighter, extra elastic tubes and work your approach as much as normal tubes. I like to make use of MTB tubes for the decrease physique and never the higher physique as a result of they provide an excessive amount of resistance.