Let’s face it – as mountain bikers our shoulders take a beating. Being hunched over in the saddle and getting pounded on when we crash take their toll and as a result a lot of riders have a perma-hunch going on where their shoulders are rounded forward all the time.
Besides making us look like our distant cousins the apes that posture also puts our shoulders in a weak position, making it tougher to handle the bike and absorb impacts on the trail. A lesser known side effect is the extreme position it forces your neck into when sitting down on the bike, making getting your shoulder more mobile a must for any rider who can’t pass the screen I demo in this video.
Check out this video to see how your shoulder mobility stacks up and some drills you can do to get them back on track.