Bike Position Blueprint - Tips for Cycling Posture Part 1
Author: Jeffrey Bell
It's as easy as riding a bike, right? Not quite... As you're training for the Nations Triathlon, there's no doubt you have a head full of information focused on technique. From every moving body part of the proper swim stroke, to each deliberately calculated step of the run, the last thing you need to burden your triathlon brain with is cycling technique - after all, biking is just as easy as, well, riding a bike...right? Not quite... This blog provides tips on 5 components of proper body posture on the bike to help you improve efficiency, power, and avoid injury. Some of these tips may seem second nature, some may never have entered your mind, but applying these principles during training is sure to make the middle portion of triathlon that much easier. *This is part 1 of 2 entries on cycling posture - next week's entry will focus on pedaling technique and cadence.