Category Archives for "Cycling"

Part 2: New Limitations – The Carrie Seipp Story

After being injured in April 2016, I put in a lot of effort specific to physical recovery in addition to my normal cycling training. I compete because I love the process of learning about my body and mind. I find working on new skills fulfilling and I enjoy always putting myself in situations where I […]

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One Simple Fix For Cycling Knee Pain

Since cycling is a low impact sport, it’s safer on the knee joint compared to other sports like soccer, running, tennis, or football. However, that doesn’t mean that we are immune to cycling knee pain. So what causes cycling knee pain? Our best answer. A number of things, including: – improper equipment – overuse – […]

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3 Ways To Avoid Low Back Pain While Cycling

Because cyclists spend pretty much 100% of their time in lumbar flexion, it’s important to restore both hip and thoracic spine mobility. Failure to do so often results in low back pain while cycling. As with any pain you feel while exercising, low back pain is something you want to address right away. With that […]

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15 Minute Cycling Cross Training Workout

When you participate in an activity as fun and rewarding as cycling, it’s hard to want to do anything else. However, when you want to get better at an activity, sometimes doing that activity isn’t the best way to improve. In order to strengthen our bodies outside of cycling, we accomplish this by having our […]

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Cycling Warm up Exercises

If you’re a cyclist, this article is tailored just for you. We’re going to cover our three favorite cycling warm up exercises. We strongly advise against hitting the trail without implementing one of these stretches into your routine. Pushing too hard, too early sets a bad tone for the whole ride and can lead to […]

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Top 3 Tuesday: Cycling Cross Training Drills

This week on Top3Tuesday…When you have a favorite activity, it’s hard to want to do anything else. But sometimes when we want to get better at an activity we need to strengthen our bodies apart from the activity. This can be accomplished with cross-training, and it’s not a bad idea even in the middle of […]

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Top 3 Tuesday: Cycling Warm Up Drills

This week on Top3Tuesday…We’re running with a new theme here on Top3Tuesday, and this month it’s all about cycling. This week we cover a three movement warm up that you can do before your bike rides, to “grease the grooves,” so to speak. This increases mobility in your hip and shoulder joints, and encourages stability […]

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Part 5: The Road To Recovery, The Carrie Seipp Story

I never want to stop playing.  I have no mountain of scientific evidence to back me up, but I believe that one is more mentally, physically, and emotionally healthy when play is incorporated into their day. Learning new things, refining skills, and moving the body in new ways are very important to me.  As an […]

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Part 4: Brain Injury Recovery, The Carrie Seipp Story

When your injury involves your brain, it is difficult to assess your own recovery. I *felt” like every conversation required an exhausting level of focus if I were to successfully follow along.  I *felt* like it took extra care and consideration to convey, with words, my ideas. I felt misunderstood a majority of the time. […]

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