Few things take a beating on our bike like our wrists and shoulders. Almost everything you do on the bike requires the upper body to either transfer force into the handlebars or absorb energy from the handlebars, placing a lot of stress and tension on them.
Plus, you have to deal with wrecking. The wrists and shoulders take a lot of impacts from wrecking, meaning most of you reading this have or will have some sort of injury to these areas from hitting the deck.
What this all adds up to is a lot of tight wrists and shoulders. This can show up in a lot of ways, including restricting your movement on the bike as well as neck and/ or elbow pain.
All which can detract from your performance and enjoyment. This means you need something to help you keep those areas moving and feeling their best.
In this video I take you through a 5 minute follow-along mobility routine that can help riders who need to improve their wrist and shoulder mobility. Try using it 3-5 times a week for the next few weeks and see how a little mobility can go a long way on the trail.
As your riding season gets going be sure to make time for your strength and mobility training. Don’t let excuses like “I don’t have time” keep you from doing the things off the bike that will help you perform and feel better on the bike.
Until next time…
MTB Strength Training Systems
p.s. Want some more follow-along mobility routines specifically designed for mountain biking? With my MTB Mobility Follow-Along Routines you’ll get 10+ routines that include routines to help with low back pain, knee pain and even specific skills like cornering.
Each routine is less than 15 minutes long and has its own follow-along video. There’s nothing else like it out there for the mountain biker who needs to improve their mobility in a MTB-specific way.