Like a broken bicycle whose chain has been derailed, your body will undoubtedly be affected if the spine is out of alignment.
All of your supportive musculoskeletal function on the bike depends on an optimally aligned spine.
The balance and strength needed for cycling come directly from the nervous system, whose hub is in the spinal cord.
Avoid injuries, enjoy comfortable riding and ride faster and further when the body is properly aligned. You'll feel strong and breathe efficiently!
Additional alignment and conditioning tips for cyclists:
- Hips, knees and feet need to be functioning properly to avoid inefficient biomechanics and loss of pedaling power
- Lumbar spine and pelvis alignment ensures proper positioning in the saddle
- Hunching over the saddle strengthens and develops back muscles, but strong abdominal muscles are critical also, to maintain balance