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Hey, about 6 months ago, I was having problems with pulling muscles in my legs. Gomer (I think it was him) told me to stretch every day. That helped tons, and my legs don't hurt anymore after a ride or race. Now, im having problems with my arms/shoulders. Anybody know any good stretches for this area, or a website with pics so I can see how to do them? Thanks again!

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Everybody is clueless on this one? Have I stumped DRN or something? HELP!

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Sorry, wasn't me. I know I should stretch, but I don't.

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I don't stretch before riding, I figure I'll do all the stretching I need to as I go over the bars (remember to tuck and roll)....a little handle bar yoga....

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To stretch your shoulders hold your arms strait our with you palms faceing behind you. Your thumbs should be pointing down. Then have with you arms still extended move them as far back as you can and hold them there as long as you can. This will stretch the bicep and the shoulder. Also you can interlock you fingers behind you back and then with you elbows locked you lift you hands as far up as they will go and it will strecth your triceps and your shoulders. You can also have another person stand behind you and lift your arms up. I hope this helps you out.

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Go to your local high school or fitness club and ask a coach or a trainer what kind of streches you should do. It will be a lot easier for them to show you than for the rest of us to try to explain them.

Otherwise just do an internet search on streching. You should be able to come up with something.

Streching like lifting is a very important aspect of your personal health care. The more you do of each the less susptatable you will be to injury.

If you still can't find anything let me know and I will try to help you out.
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Thanks guys. I would have asked the coaches at school, but they are jack >>>>> and they make fun of our sport. thank you so much guys.....i knew i hadn't stumped ya ;)

and I know that stetching reduces injury, you should have seen my case job at the Pontiac SX amatuer day! i only had a jammed ankle and bruised wrist afterward. It could have been worse I believe if not for stretching. Thats just food for thought.

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I know a few streches we do for track and baseball... the one danman said is good, and here are a few more. These will strecth your chest, shoulders, lats, biceps and triceps
-put your arm across your chest, like around your neck, and push your elbow back
-put your hand behind your head so you can touch your opposite shoulder, and push down with your other arm
-swing your arms around in cirles, start small, get larger, then go to full range of motion


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So now I'm the "grasshoppa"?

Only you Gomer, only you. Why does everybody pick on me because I ride green?

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I'm not sure if they have shoulder stretches, but roncadas page has alot of tips to keep in shape

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I had started stretching my forearms on the way to the track last year and flexing my grip while I drive. By doing this I have reduced the amount of arm pump I get. Also adding a steering damper has almost reduced armpump to zero.

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Does anyone know any stretches for the lower back?

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Danman, is your lower back stiff or do you just want to stretch it? I have found doing some sit ups to be a good way to losen up my lower back.

Also you can sit on the ground, grab behind your knees, from a ball, and then roll back and forth on your back. This too will help loosen and stretch your back.

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It is usually stiff to begin with and is stiff and sore the next day. It will fad though the week, but return after a good ride. I would like a good stretch before hand or something that I can do thoughout the week to inprove flexablity and lessen the chance of injury. I was thinking of seeking a sports type doctor for advice.

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