Workout Wednesday: Improve Your Riding Posture With Supermans January 21 2015

A strong lower back is essential for great riding posture

Why bother?

We all know that trying to ride with a weak core will leave you flopping around like a wet noodle. But for many of us, strengthening our core usually means crunches, planks, and some leg lifts. But even if you have a teenage mutant ninja turtle style muscle gut, your core is only going to be as strong as its weakest part, which for many of us, is our lower back

And if you want to strengthen your lower back, adding Supermans to the end of your core routine can be a great way to start.

 Crunches will only get you so far when it comes to riding posture
Crunches will only get you so far...


How do I do it?

  1. Lie with your stomach on the ground, with your arms extended and your legs straightened.
  2. Keep your core tight and use a smooth motion to raise your legs, arm and chest off the ground.
  3. Hold this for five seconds before returning to your starting position.
  4. Repeat for four sets of 12-15 reps.

When should I do it?

Try adding Supermans to the end of your regular core circuit - they’ll help you stretch out your core to finish your workout.

Superman image from Wikipedia.