Pre Ride Warm Up with Kevin Aiello
At BikeCo.com we work with some of the fastest racers in MTB. We see what helps separate them from the competition. Take a minute and check out this video of pre ride warm up with Kevin Aiello.
What’s the advantage of this routine? I asked a familiar face here at BikeCo.com and experienced trainer Gina Redican:
Taking 5 to 10 minutes before a ride to warm up and perform dynamic stretches can significantly improve performance on the trail. Dynamic stretching sends signals to the brain letting it know that your muscles are ready to work. The benefits include: raising your muscle temperature giving your muscles more power, pliability, range of motion making them more resilient to injury.
After you watch the video check out photos and write ups to detail some of Kevin’s dynamic stretches. Continue reading Pre Ride Warm Up with Kevin Aiello
Back To Flats or, Flats For My Back
Back To Flats is a bit of a misnomer. I’ve occasionally rode flats over the years to avoid developing too many bad habits. But since I began riding it’s been on clipless pedals. Chronic lower back pain has me working on different solutions to stay on the bike. So Flats For My Back might be a more accurate title… Check out a blog: Back to Flats Riding Flat Pedals.
Don’t have back pain? Keep reading it’s about more than me getting old. What are the differences on trail? Beginner hits and misses. I enlisted BikeCo Pro Rider Kevin Aiello for some advice / insight. Continue reading Back To Flats or, Flats For My Back
MTB Riding Tips – Good Practices and Techniques for MTB Riders
Here at BikeCo.com we work with a wide variety of riders. From pro racers, seasoned experts all the way to first bike purchasers. We thought it would be useful for riders to have a singular place to reference for tips to take their trail experience to the next level.
We plan aupdates to this blog so check back frequently! Continue reading MTB Riding Tips – Good Practices and Techniques for MTB Riders