By popular demand Ride is bringing back their mat classes! They are held in the smaller studio space downstairs where, at 8 people per class, you are sure to get the proper attention that your CORE deserves. The first class we’re adding is CORE & RESTORE which is a 50 minute class and includes:
10-15 minutes: myofascial release with foam rollers, tennis balls, trigger sticks
30 minutes: intense CORE exercises including bands for glute work
10-15 minutes: holding stretches similar to YIN yoga style (lights down, meditation like state)
Schedule, starting Saturday February 16th with Rachel Rivers
- Tuesday & Thursday evenings at 6:30pm
- Saturdays at 9:30am
More classes will be added in addition to our ABS & ARMS
Every muscle, bone, nerve, artery, vein, and organ in your body is covered with a complex structure called fascia. Fascia plays a key role in the movement and function of the body. Massaging this structure using a technique called self myofascial release can increase joint range of motion, reduce any inflammation, help alleviate delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), and enhance post exercise muscle performance, setting you up for safer workouts and a quicker recovery between workouts. Just 10 minutes
If you have battled injuries in the past or the dreaded BURNboard Personal Best plateau, you know that being proactive can save you from injuries and frustration. Knowing that, if you push your body to the limit and avoid taking recovery seriously then there’s a good chance your body will rebel at some point. This could be through injuries, constant aching muscles or never progressing. Finding supporting exercises to your main chosen activity or sport and continuing to work on your weaknesses is a trait that every successful athlete should embrace. And when I say athlete I don’t just mean those who make a living out of it, it is everyone who tackles our BURNboard and wants to progress. If you consistently make self-myofascial release a priority during your daily training and rest days, your body will recover faster and chance of injury will decrease flexible.
DO NOT IGNORE RESTORE!
When we think about a CORE, whether it’s an apple or in the human body, we are talking about the central, strong stabilizing aspect of the object or being. The core is where power, strength, endurance and balance originates. A CORE workout usually refers to the abdominal muscles, but it can also include other muscles like the gluteus maximus and back muscles and in our new class CORE & RESTORE you better believe we are going to hit those muscles too!
We all know by now that a strong CORE helps with supporting your spine, especially the lower back but how does it help sports performance? In regards to BURN 45, it massively assists with standing sprints and climbs. In the standing position we increase our force on the pedal due to the fact we have our upper body mass directly over the pedals to assist the force versus seated position where you are using waist down muscles for force. More force more POWER…the better the power the better the BURN. However many riders simply can’t stabilise themselves for long periods of time in standing and it exhausts them too quickly. If you have a strong CORE then standing position will be easier and you won’t feel it exhausts you too quickly and you might find your average power increases over time.
I highly suggest the smaller body framed riders or those who don’t want to only rely on their bigger leg muscles to power them through, to work on their CORE.
DO NOT IGNORE YOUR CORE!