Stretch!

31 05 2010

From everything that we have read, to everything that we have heard, through everything we have been told – Injury prevention has to become a central part of our daily

lives while on the road. Historically we are lazy stretchers. This has to change! Otherwise there is the very real risk of muscle injury. I’m in my early thirties, I don’t exercise every day, I only started riding a bike 3 years ago (the things you do for love), and I get migraines.   Despite our nod at training I’m under no illusions that my body is in for one hell of a shock.  Liz, as my sister kindly reminded me, has been t

raining for this since she could first peddle, while I need all the help I can get. Luckily for us the help miraculously appeared in the form of Alan Coles.

Alan from our local osteopaths ( http://www.streathamosteopaths.org )  kindly donated a session on injury prevention to help us on our way. He patiently worked through a number of key stretches and massage techniques that would help keep the muscles from getting tighter as they get stronger. He even went through the basics on how to treat acute injuries.  What a hero!

Interestingly it turns out that Liz is a bit of a wiz at massage while she is lucky to still be in one piece after my enthusiastic efforts!



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