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Do any of you stretch regularly to improve your riding? Or even right before you ride so that you don't get sore?
I'm getting back into English riding after a looong hiatus, and i wanna be the best i can be, and all that.
What stretches do you do, and why?
I do mostly dance stretches. Even though riding contracts your inside thigh muscles, mounting and riding improves if you remain flexible. I suggest straddling the floor, butterfly stretches, standing arm reaches over to the other body side and arms out and torso twists. Don't forget to stand on the steps and sink your heels down before your ride, too.
Im all about standing on the stairs with my heels down!! Drives my family crazy cause ill randomly stop halfway up the stairs and drop my heels
A Butterfly Stretch is where you sit on the floor with your knees bent and soles of your feet together. You can stretch your hands forward, flattening your back and stretch and/or press down on your knees.
Yep. This will help, too.
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