Athletics and Recreation

Preventing Cycling Injuries – Hip Flexor Strengthening

Preventing Cycling Injuries – Hip Flexor Strengthening


Hi, this is Simon Kelly, physiotherapist in
the Cambie Village clinic here, Insync. And today I’m just going to show you a simple
exercise to really focus on your hip flexors while you’re biking. So I am just going to bring my right leg forward,
nice straight back if you can. It’s good to keep your elbows a little bit
bent as well when you’re biking as well. So obviously the bumps in the road aren’t
going through straight arm, so I usually keep my arms a little bit bent in this as well
just to get kind of re-enact exactly what you’re doing on a bike. So I usually do this maybe 12 sets and that’s
a nice burn on the right iliospasoas, your hip flexors here. Try to be as steady as possible, bringing
the knee up, good! A little bend in the elbows and you would
be doing that as I said 12 times, three times a day. Cheers!


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