Bike — Yoga for Triathletes
Use these videos to optimize your bike segment. Hit the pre-ride warm up to activate key muscles in just three minutes, then notice the difference when you get on your bike — optimal riding position will be easier to settle into, you’ll be ready to roll, and quickly feel more powerful in the saddle. And post-ride, we know it can be tough to fit in a targeted stretch sesh, so we designed a quick routine you can do while you’re still on your bike so that recovery is less likely to fall by the wayside.
A4Y Practice Plan
This 1-month practice plan will help you get real — more aware and actionable — about how you will use yoga to move towards your goals:
• Print or fill it out digitally.
• Start each week by naming your goals: Identify the physical or mental Reset you need most and make a plan.
• Review what w...
Pre-Bike Warm Up
Use this quick pre-ride routine to activate steady breathing and key muscles including your quads, glutes, core, and back, and optimize your riding position for the miles ahead.
- Focus: performance, warm up
- Key muscles: quads, glutes, core, back, shoulders
- When: pre-ride
Optimize Your Riding Position
Balance strength and flexibility to maintain great form on your bike. Use this routine pre-ride or on cross-training days to strengthen key muscles including your glutes, back, and core, and improve flexibility in key muscles including your hips and chest so that you can get the most out of your ...
Quick Post-Bike Reset
Use this quick post-ride cool down to ease stiffness and tension in your hips, hamstrings, quads, back, chest, wrists, and neck before you leave your bike.
- Focus: recovery
- Key muscles: hips, hamstrings, quads, back, chest, wrists, neck
- Suggested prop: your bike
- When: post-ride
Bike to Run Transition Optimizer
After you ride, get the most out of your run by optimizing the transition from your bike to your feet. Use this routine during your training to practice staying focused and relaxed while shifting muscle engagement to hit your stride in the final, most challenging part of the race. You'll feel the...
Swim to Bike Transition Optimizer
After you swim, get the most out of your ride by optimizing the transition from the water to your bike. Use this routine during your training to practice staying focused and relaxed while you shift from horizontal to vertical, and activate a different set of muscles to power your movement in the ...