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Monday, December 15, 2014

4 Tactics for Pain-Free Cycling

Whether you are new to cycling or an old pro, these tips should help you make the most out of your ride and keep it pain-free.

1. Get a Proper Bike Fit

The first thing you need to do when you purchase your bicycle is get a bike fit. It may seem like an unnecessary expense, but in the long run it will be worth it to prevent unnecessary aches and pains, or even serious injury.

2. Do Some Stretching

Stretching will help you improve your flexibility and keep your joints safe. Check out these stretching exercises and yoga positions that are specifically for cyclists.

3. Watch Your Shoes

Foot pain and hot spots can affect even experienced cyclists because the fat pads in our feet shrink over time. Try a loose or wider shoe, and change your foot beds regularly.

4. Get the Right Accessories

Gloves and bike shorts aren't just for fashion. The gloves protect your hands from calluses, blisters, and the impact caused by falls, while bike shorts can save you from painful chaffing.

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