The deep squat pattern is very important for us as mountain bikers. Besides being a fundamental movement pattern that will serve you well off the bike, it is also essential for strong standing pedaling posture.
In fact, improving the squat pattern is one of the most important things you can do to help you get your hips and shoulders into better position when hammering up a climb. And having a bad squat pattern is one of the main reasons your average rider finds standing pedaling to be difficult.
If you have trouble getting down into a deep squat position then this dynamic flow routine will help a lot. Use this routine on a daily basis for increasing mobility or as a warm up for a workout that has you focusing on your squats.
Please note that this routine is from the book Athletic Body in Balance by Grey Cook. Check that book out if you want to get some great insight in to how you move and how that affects your riding.
If you’re like most riders – myself included – then hours on the trail make it tough to stay mobile and moving well. Use this routine to instantly help improve your squat mobility and keep you moving well.
If you have any questions about this Dynamic Flow Drill or have any mobility drills you’ve found helpful for improving your squat mobility please post a comment below, I’d love to hear them.
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BTW, improving your mobility is one of the most powerful things you can do to improve your performance and decrease nagging aches and pains. It is a focal point of every training progam I create and I also have a group of follow-along mobility routines that target common problem areas in riders.
If you have problems with your ankles, knees, hips, low back and/ or shoulders brought on by a lack of mobility then you’ll want to check them out. I think that these Mountain Bike Mobility Videos will literally change the lives of a lot of riders as it helps them discover that they can not only move better but also move pain free.
Until next time…