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    03-02-2009, 08:09 PM
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Not sure if this goes here or not but..... I've been looking for something to do for exercising throughout the week that would help my riding. If you have any suggestions or anything else please post! (I'd really love not to go to the gym)

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    03-02-2009, 08:10 PM
Sorry the title is messed up. Typo.
    03-02-2009, 08:26 PM
I do the typical hanging my heels over stairs I'm not sure that is really a workout but it can really help with your balance if you act like you ar sitting on an invisible horse. Then I go to the gym 5 days a week lol. *thinks* something you can try is laying flat on your back, put a ball (any size) between your ankles and practice lifting your legs up off the ground and back down. It's great for your abs and can really do a wonder on yout inner thighs.
    03-03-2009, 09:30 AM
I only ride once a week so I go to the weight room twice a week. Both days, I run 2 miles in under 20 minutes, and then I do crunches. Then one day I do my leg exercises, the other day I do my arms.

For legs, I use a lot of the equipment to to various lifting and things, but if you don't have equipment, just grab something heaving in each hand (I do about 10 lb) and do lunges (stand with your feet together, then step out with one foot and lower your back knee to a 90 degree angle, then stand back up normally again).

For your arms, you can do curling and pull-ups. Also, bench pressing helps if you have the equipment and somebody to spot you.

Even after a few workout sessions, I noticed a HUGE difference the next time I rode! It really does help!
    03-03-2009, 10:43 AM
You use your abs a lot if you ride correctly. Core exercises are good!
    03-03-2009, 11:01 AM
You can go get a yoga or pilates video and do them at home, considering you said you don't want to go to the gym. It will build core strength and balance.
    03-03-2009, 11:29 AM
Originally Posted by wanderlust    
You can go get a yoga or pilates video and do them at home, considering you said you don't want to go to the gym. It will build core strength and balance.
This is a really good idea. I got a yoga DVD and used it last spring to get back in shape for riding because I don't ride a lot in the winter. The difference was noticable. I've started it already this spring. Also, I've added walking lunges, squats, crunches, and wall-push ups. Hopefully this way I can minimize the spring time painfulness!
    03-03-2009, 09:58 PM
....considering you said you don't want to go to the gym.....
I don't mind going to the gym I just don't want to buy the membership.

Thanks for all the ideas.

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