If you are not familiar with Pilates, you may be asking yourself two questions. What is Pilates? And how can it help make me stronger on the bike? Pilates (pronounced pi-LAH-teez) is a form of exercise, developed by in the early 1900's by German fitness enthusiast Joseph Pilates. Pilates develops strength and flexibility of the body by focusing on the core muscle groups -- particularly the back, chest, abdomen and buttocks -- to create long, lean muscles and graceful and efficient motions.
And if you're wondering just what types of exercises are done in Pilates, and how these can help you on the bike, read the whole article here: Pilates for Cyclists
- Pilates for Cyclists
- Basic Nutrition for Better Biking
- Ride Your Bike, Lose Some Weight
- Weight Room Workouts to Help Your Cycling
- Post-Ride Refueling - Quick, Easy and Cheap