Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bare Feet, Hard Riding and Conditioning

Of course, the best exercise to prepare one for hard riding is to ride hard. However, barefoot running does more to strengthen a rider's ankles and develop endurance in the quadriceps than any aerobic exercise that I know of.

At the same time it jars the knee less than running with tennis shoes. Perhaps it is not as important for kids, but if a rider over forty wants to stay in the saddle consistently on 50 mile rides conditioned legs matter. Conditioned abdominal and back muscles matter too.

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