Improve Your Bicycling Form By Properly Adjusting the Seat

Cassie, a personal trainer at Kambeitz Chiropractic offers a couple of tips for adjusting a bike for proper pedaling form.

When you are in the proper pedaling position, you can comfortably reach the pedals.  Your knee should be at about a 30 degree angle.  You don’t want it totally locked out, and you don’t want to be scrunched up too much.

Whether you are on a stationary bike, or on a bike on a road or trail, you will want to make sure that your feet are placed on the pedals securely. I notice a lot of people trying to pedal with their tippy toes. This makes your calves have to work extra hard with each pedal stroke, and puts the rest of your leg in a poor position.  Think about pedaling with the ball of your feet and you will get a lot more power out of your stroke.  You will also get a better workout for your glutes and quads by pedaling with the ball of your foot.

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