Yoga for Cyclists

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.9 (57 votes)
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This class is really for athletes of all kinds, but is particularly effective for cyclists. It's a full-length class that is best done at least a couple times a week if you want to see results. David targets the key muscles that are in high demand when riding your bike and also spends time releasing those that become tight because of the posture you need to maintain for so many hours on your bike. Note: You will need access to a wall.

Equipment: Strap, Block
Style: Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga for Runners, Yoga for Back Care


kloftis 3 years ago

That was amazing! I stretched parts of my legs I've never stretched before! Definitely using this from now on.

I'd like to ask though: I came looking for a session that focused on helping with bike fit. The aggressive position requires a lot of flexibility and core strength. Could you suggest a video that focuses on hip flexibility, trapezius strength and core strength?

ireland1851 3 years ago

Nice recovery class for athletes. Great for cyclist, runners that need release in the hips, quads and hamstrings.

Susie Foote 3 years ago

Another excellent video ..... Thank you David. My lower body feels so relaxed!

TikiMan098 3 years ago

I do weight lifting and rock climbing, and this class was amazing. Some intense stretching in here, but that's what many of us desperately need. The poses are held long enough to really get into things. My only comment is I didn't know how close to the wall my torso was supposed to be at the end there... had to do a bit of guessing. Also, David spontaneously did some sort of clap refocus thing - seems like a cool tool for us too, I wish he'd explain what that was!

David Procyshyn 3 years ago

In general the closer to the wall, the deeper the quadricep stretch, so you can judge for yourself where you want to be. And thank you for pointing out the 'clap'! That is, in fact, a way of creating an audio spike so we know to remove a piece when we edit. We missed that in the editing room but have now removed it.
Take care,

AlAnanda 3 years ago

I found this session helpful too.

Regarding the clap at 40 min, I wonder if that was just a way for David to mark a spot where he intended to go back and edit the video later. Or it might just be a healthier version of the facepalm I find myself doing at my desk a half dozen times a day.

Smellyfric 3 years ago

that hour flew by. one of the best quad stretches I have had outside of going to physio..
A great alternative to David's "deep release for hips, hamstrings and back" class (which I do on a regular basis).

johnweidner 3 years ago

I am an avid road cyclist, riding on average over 150 miles per week. Naturally, I had to try this since it is called yoga for cyclists. I must say it is the deepest and most thorough stretching I have experienced of muscles that I wasn't really sure how to stretch. The class is slow paced, but don't let that fool you. It's a thorough workout for all of the muscles we as cyclists overuse on a daily basis. Great job!