Owning a motorcycle is a thrilling experience that many people can’t find anywhere else. But, it’s also common for people to develop a large amount of soreness after long rides.
Fortunately, the following stretches are a solid way to eliminate soreness and make motorcycle riding far more enjoyable. Let’s take a look at everything you should know.
1. Neck/Upper Back
Long periods of riding can easily build plenty of tightness in the neck and upper back, making this one of the most important stretches to implement. This is, of course, unless you have a high-quality seat.
To get started, sit up straight in a chair or on a bench. Grab the underside of the seat with one hand and then slowly bend your neck to the other side. So, if you grab the seat with your right hand, you should bend your neck to the left.
Once you begin to feel a deep stretch in this area, return your head to the starting position.
This stretch is specifically designed to eliminate tightness in the lower back.
Begin by lying face down on the floor and place your palms flat on the ground. The ideal hand placement is adjacent to your ribs.
Press into the ground to straighten your arms while picking your hips and upper thighs up off of the floor. Your toes should remain on the ground at all times. Hold the top position for a few seconds before lowering yourself.
3. Hip Flexor
You’ll need an object of small height for this one, such as a small box, cushion, etc.
First, you’ll need to place one foot on the ground so that your leg creates a 90° angle. The top of your other foot is placed on the elevated surface with that leg’s knee on the ground.
With your back straight and hands on your hips, slowly thrust your hips forward. When the knee of your front leg becomes parallel with your toe, pull back to the starting position.
4. Open Book
For beginners or those who have accumulated a large amount of tightness, the following stretch will likely be fairly difficult. But, it’s one of the most useful in building mobility.
To begin, lie on your side with your top leg at 90° and your bottom leg fully extended. Fully extend your arms and place your palms together in the direction you’re facing.
Without moving your hips or legs, slowly rotate your top arm to the other side while allowing your head to follow its movement. After you go as far as you can, return to the original position before repeating the exercise.
Motorcycle Riding Stretches May Be Difficult at First
But the above information will make the process far smoother.
From here, you’ll be able to easily get into the habit of doing motorcycle riding stretches to both boost the quality of your rides and overall health.
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