Core Stability and Bicycling

Asplund, Chad; Ross, Michael

Current Sports Medicine Reports:
doi: 10.1249/JSR.0b013e3181de0f91
Training: Section Articles
Abstract

Bicycling is a popular fitness activity in the United States and around the world. Because of the nature of the bicycling position, the neck and back are at risk for injury. One method to prevent these injuries is to ensure that the body's "core" is strong and stable. A strong and stable core also provides a platform to maximize power transfer, improving performance. Core exercises also may enhance recovery from intense bicycling efforts. Simple stability exercises can improve performance and may prevent injuries in bicyclists.

Author Information

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Address for correspondence: Chad Asplund, M.D., Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Division of Sports Medicine, The Ohio State University, 2050 Kenny Road, Suite 3100, Columbus, OH 43221 (E-mail: chad.asplund@osumc.edu).

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