Correct position in the saddle: flexibility of the cyclist

Correct position in the saddle: flexibility of the cyclist

The well-being in the saddle is not only determined by the tailor-made adjustment of the bicycle. An important factor that is often underestimated is

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The well-being in the saddle is not only determined by the tailor-made adjustment of the bicycle. An important factor that is often underestimated is the flexibility of the cyclist: the elasticity of his muscles.

The human body has the ability to adapt and change over time so regulating the bicycle just once is not enough. One thing is to use the bike at the weekend, another to start a journey on the same bike. After two or three days of pedaling our body will adapt to the new situation by “lengthening” enough to reach easily handlebars, saddles and pedals. At that point the measures of the bicycle that we have always used will seem wrong.

Therefore, the level of flexibility of our muscles greatly affects the position in the saddle and the well-being during the ride.

The degree of flexibility varies from person to person based on daily habits and lifestyle. It also varies over time so it should be analyzed periodically. The best thing is to contact a professional, a biomechanical, who will be able to identify your degree of flexibility and suggest exercises to improve it.

Establishing the level of elasticity of one’s muscles is important for identifying a correct position in the saddle. A position that allows us to appreciate pedaling without developing pain and inflammation.