Lengthen Muscle Groups

Yoga & Pilate’s are terrific workouts for horseback riders. Muscle groups are required to stabilize as the body works. Integrated with our program, yogic stretching can be the counterpart to our strengthening.

The BioRider Fitness program will train the body functionally for the work of a horseback rider. Set the body up for success! As we strengthen the body, muscles contract together becoming shorter. Every equestrian should train the opposite of this by stretching regularly. One of our favorite stretching sequence is our Yoga Sequence.

Take a moment out of your day and stretch….start training your flexibility as a rider.

  • Draw the focus to the integral use of breath during movement.
  • Find spinal length and proper alignment developing core awareness and strength.
  • Try releasing tensions in the hips while strengthening the pelvic floor, riding performance will be heightened.

Take moments before you get in the saddle to stretch.

[one_third] Flexibility training is by far the easiest way to keep true mobility in the body. No matter how hard the mind works to move body parts to and from the body….muscles do the work. Connect your mental headquarters to it’s operating system. [/one_third] [one_third] Muscle groups contract when instincts take over. Cross training your body for peak performance means you have to train muscles to also do the opposite of contracting… lengthening and controllably relaxing so they body stays stable. [/one_third] [one_third_last] Condition your muscle structure to be strong at the furthest point and the shortest point of natural range of motion. Use all the stages, symmetrically conditioning the weakest to the strongest muscle groups. Keep all of your joints free from restriction by stretching anytime you feel tight. [/one_third_last]

Do the yoga sequence we have online for you, starting at least twice a week.

Flexibility

Updated on 2013-04-19T13:26:31+00:00, by Bridget.