A massage pre-event is recommended anywhere from two days until
right before your event. This will assist in joint mobility and
muscle flexibility… Especially true for cyclists who need good
range of motion to generate that consistent RPM!
Hip, buttock and knee pain are some of the most common
complaints I receive from cyclists. This is mostly due to
inflexibility of musculature surrounding the hips and knees. Top
ones being: Hip flexors, quadriceps and gluteals.
Muscles and joints work simultaneously. So by lengthening muscle
tissue with massage, you are effectively influencing the joints
too. Remember, any sport and gym regime must be accompanied with
good nutrition, hydration, foam rolling and stretching. Each
component has its part to play.
I am frequently supplying my patients with foam roller exercises
and stretches to complete daily. See below for some tips: