To improve cycling performance and build endurance Pilates will help cyclists create a lean, strong physique, and create a tremendous reserve of energy, required for a long ride.
Pilates exercises develop strength in the deep intrinsic muscles of the abdomen and spine, which takes pressure off the superficial muscles and promoting more balanced and efficient use.
Benefits for cyclists doing pilates
Increases core strength and leg strength to improve cycle stroke effectiveness.
Strengthens legs, glutes, hip flexors, lower back and abdominal muscles.
It builds upper strength to help cyclist maintain correct posture and balance.
Increases endurance due to proper Pilates breathing technique.
Improves balance to minimise falls.
Corrects muscle imbalances as it synchronizes quads with the hamstrings which stabilize leg movement during pedalling.