This stretch will loosen the upper part of the forearm which can help keep your forearms loosened up after long rides and alleviate issues with arm pump. You can perform this stretch by extending your arm straight out while pointing your fingers down and with your opposite hand, put your thumb at the inside of your wrist and wrap your fingers around the front of your outstretched hand. Then apply firm, gentle pressure, pushing toward your body. You can also extend your arm out, fingers pointed down, and push the back of your hand against a wall. You should feel this stretch across the extensor muscles located on the top of your forearm. Hold for 30 seconds per arm, 2-3 times.

  • allworld

    Good information.

  • 12er

    Good info and a big flashback to my old “Stretch Monster,” Mr. Armstrong’s green buddy.

  • HazardtoMyself

    Yoga in full leathers. It’s the next big trend.

    • Ryan

      Yep. The race suit makes it like Bikram Yoga with added resistance. And if your suit is new, you get to break it in at the same time. Now that’s what I call a win, win!

  • Mahatma

    I do all those on bike when riding.Optimization baby.Never understood limbering up when doing stuff casual.I follow Tallahassees school of thought on this one.

  • Ricky Lepre

    Ok…somebody’s girlfriend has been in somebody’s ear and she happens to be a Yoga instructor. I get it.

  • G.Stuck

    As I have gotten older, I started getting numbness in my fingertips while riding. One pre-ride stretch that has helped has been leaning into an open doorway with both arms at a 90 degree angle with hands and forearms pointing upward and against the door frame. I hold the lean for about a minute(repeat as many times as preferred) and this helps open up the chest and stretch the pectoralis minor muscle which I have read can cause this numbness. Another, while riding, is stretching one arm out straight ahead or to the side, parallel to the ground, and rolling the arm and hand forward and then backward, keeping the arm pointed in the same direction. I also do this similar movement with both hands on the handlebars. Looking forward to trying some of the stretches above, but without the leathers 🙂 Thanks for showing these stretches.