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How Does Proper Riding Posture Look Like?

How Does Proper Riding Posture Look Like?

Maintaining correct bicycle posture is necessary as it reflects your professionalism as a rider. Additionally, this is important for your safety. If you do not maintain proper posture, you may be injured by a collision with another vehicle. Correct riding posture should follow the following points to ensure efficiency, safety and comfort:

1. Relax your shoulders
Relaxing your shoulders means letting your shoulders straighten or semi-straighten down. This will help you avoid unnecessary stress on your neck, back and shoulders. Plus, you can stay more alert this way.

2. Bend your elbows
This helps cushion shock and relieves stress on your shoulders. The grip position of your hands should be approximately shoulder-width apart.

3. Seat tube height adjustment
When pedaling to the lowest point, your knees should be basically straight but slightly bent to avoid discomfort caused by excessive leg extension while riding.

4. Pedaling parts
Use the balls of your feet to pedal, which effectively utilizes your calf muscles. At the same time, maintaining a relatively constant cadence (for example, about 90 rpm) can help improve efficiency and fat loss.

5. Back posture
The waist and back should be kept basically straight and slightly elastic. When pedaling to exert force, start from the waist and hips, drive the thighs and then to the calves to maintain the balance and stability of the body.

6. Keep your knees and feet in line
Maintaining correct riding position is crucial, you need to keep your knees and feet in a straight line. Do not extend your knees outward at any time during pedaling as this may be painful.

Note: the best way to monitor whether your knees and feet are in line is to always focus on your knees being in line with and over the balls of your feet while riding.

7. Things to note when riding in a group
When riding in a convoy, maintain stable movements, avoid sudden lane changes or sudden stops, and keep your hands ready on the brake grips to deal with emergencies.

In addition to the above tips, you also need to pay attention to the wearing of personal protective equipment, such as helmets, gloves, knee pads, etc., as well as ensuring that all parts of the vehicle are in good condition and performing regular maintenance inspections. The correct riding posture can not only improve the riding experience, but also effectively reduce sports injuries and enjoy the fun and health benefits of riding.

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