An Alexander Technique Approach to Bicycle Riding
This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the cyclist. The majority of this ebook is VERY specific in describing how to make changes to how you ride, so that you can ride with mechanically advantageous body use. It describes how to ride without harming your body, whether you are competing or not. The sections of this ebook are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Cyclists; Posture (upright, seated over the handlebars, and off the seat); Back Back (not collapsing the back); From the Calves, Psoas, Hamstrings, and Quadriceps; Abdominals to the Back; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Direction (decompressed spine in riding); Inhibition (letting go of bad habits); Using a Bicycle Trainer for Technique; Working with the Bicycle; Guided Whole Body Release before Cycling; Effortless Cycling and Riding in the Zone; and Short Essays.
Ethan Kind is a former concert guitarist who used the Alexander Technique to heal carpal tunnel pain in his left wrist and never had physical problems on the guitar again. He has also been an athlete all of his life. Please contact Mr. Kind if you have any questions about this ebook, suggestions that would make this ebook clearer and more expansive, or suggestions for other ebooks that you would like to see him write about. Mr. Kind can be reached at www.ethankind.com and [email protected]
This book is 42 pages