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Our 4 Favourite Stretches to Expedite Recovery

Stretching should be a fundamental part of your training routine, in addition to aiding in recovery, static stretches when done correctly will improve your flexibility, give you greater range of movement, help with maintaining a relaxed and stable position on the bike and aid in improving muscular imbalances. 

Dynamic stretching routines are usually incorporated into your pre-training routine, and are completed as part of your warm up, however, in this blog we focus on the top 4 leg static stretches that can be integrated into your post-training regime to expedite recovery. 

They are, the Hip Flexor Stretch, Quad Stretch, Hamstring Stretch and Glute Stretch, see below:


Hip Flexor Stretch

 

Quad Stretch

 


Hamstring Stretch

 


Glute Stretch

 

The protocol we recommend for each of the above stretches is as follows:

  1. Following the warm down activity (i.e. rollers or slow track laps), find a space and lay down a stretching mat
  2. Each stretch should...
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