Discover the truth behind what’s holding you back. 89% of cyclists suffer from it, but most have never heard of it…

Chances are you’re one of them.

The Key to Ride Pain Free

Bottom line, you can spend $1000s on a bike and all the right gear, but if your muscles are imbalanced, you will never reach your full potential on the bike. In fact,  you are at risk of injury, if not riding with pain already. Targeted dynamic movement, strengthening and stretching have been proven to eliminate knee and back pain, accelerate recovery, restore a healthy range of motion and increase power. 

 

Fix the Root of the Issue

  • Eliminate knee, hip, and lower back pain 
  • Correct lower crossed syndrome and pelvic tilt
  • Restore a healthy range of motion
  • Increase power and efficiency
  • Enjoy riding your bike for years to come! 

Have you heard of adaptive muscle shortening?

There is a condition that most cyclists, and even doctors, are failing to identify, but if you suffer from:

  • WEAK & TIGHT HAMSTRINGS
  • TIGHT HIP FLEXORS
  • SORE QUADS
  • KNEE PAIN
  • BACK PAIN

...then you most likely have adaptive muscle shortening.

Adaptive Muscle Shortening Is Holding You Back

Our muscles are the engine by which we move, impacting every aspect of our bodies whether we realize it or not. Unfortunately, muscles do not naturally maintain their healthy or ideal range of motion on their own. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Muscles will change their functional resting length to adapt to the length at which they are habitually used or positioned.

This is bad news for cyclists.

As a culture we are spending more and more time sitting, which can result in weak hamstrings and glutes, with tight quads and hip flexors. This combination causes a rounded-forward posture with an anterior pelvic tilt. Unfortunately, time spent on the bike is more time in this hunched over position, which can make the problem worse. Not only will shortened muscles impact your efficiency, comfort, and aerodynamics on the bike, but they will eventually lead to injury.

The Root of the Problem isn’t what you think…

Each of us has our own pain points, whether it be tight shoulders and neck, hamstrings, quads, etc. However, what we may not realize is the root of these problems is all connected through one muscle–one you’ve probably never heard of, let alone trained or stretched.

Introducing the Hidden Muscle that is the key to unlocking your full potential.

The psoas (so-as) is the muscle that connects the lower body to the upper body.
It is one of two muscles that makes up the iliopsoas, and is the bridge between your upper and lower body. Almost every movement involves the psoas, making it not only one of the most important muscles in the body, but also the secret to unlocking your full potential.

When the psoas is healthy and functioning correctly it creates a neutral pelvic alignment, stabilizing the hips and supporting the lower back and abdomen. When it is unbalanced or tight, there are serious consequences in almost every part of your body, showing up as a pelvic tilt.

The Majority of Cyclists Have an Anterior Pelvic Tilt

An Anterior Pelvic Tilt refers to a change in posture due to tightened psoas muscles and hip flexors. The front of the pelvis rotates forward, and the back of the pelvis rises. This leads to an increased curvature of the lower spine and upper back, and manifests with rounded shoulders, protruding stomach and weakened glutes and core muscles.

What causes the psoas to shorten?

The cycling position isn’t entirely to blame, although the bent over posture does allow the psoas to become tight. Sitting, whether it be at a desk job, driving, or on the couch, will eventually lead to a shortened and underdeveloped psoas muscle.

Why isn’t everyone talking about this?

Diagnosing the root cause of symptoms can be tricky, and many health professionals struggle to pinpoint this muscle buried deep in your hips. Understand, that this is not your fault! However, now that you know, it’s up to you to do something about it. That’s where we come in.

Unlock your full potential through our sequential method.

Lengthening the muscles, especially the psoas, needs to be done in the right order, with balance and intention. Concentrating on one muscle before the other can actually add to the problem, rather than improving it.

This is why so many people give up when they don't experience results within the first few days. The reality is, lengthening the muscles takes time, but our plan will have you feeling the difference within a couple weeks.

While many of the stretches may be ones you already know, doing the movements in the right order and holding them for the right amount of time will make all the difference. Our goal is to help you unravel all the tissues including the muscle, fascia, connective tissue, and finally the joint itself.

The Untapped Power of the Hamstrings

The other root of the issue for many cyclists is weak and shortened hamstrings. Running down the back of your leg, the hamstrings start at your hips and cross behind the knee joint. Their main job–extend the hip and flex the knee, two of the most important movements in the cycling motion. The upper portion of the hamstring plays a role in the down stroke, and the lower part is active in the up stroke. The muscle is affected in the following ways:

  • The upper section of the hamstring muscles attached at the hip can become loose and weak.
  • The lower section crossing behind the knee remains bent, and never fully extends.
  • This is the portion that will become shortened and tight over time.
  • The combination leads to muscle imbalance between the two ends of the muscles. This creates problems, stress, strain, and even serious injury, most common in the knee or lower back.

Why stretching for 5 minutes before a ride isn’t the answer.

Knowing you have adaptive shortening in the muscles is one thing. Knowing how to take steps to reverse it is another challenge altogether.

Most of us were taught that stretching for a couple minutes before exercise would help loosen the muscles and prevent injury, but this is not the case. Holding a static stretch for 10 seconds will do nothing to lengthen the muscle, and barely scratches the surface of what needs to happen in the structure of the muscle.

Life is busy, so for most of us the idea of stretching for an hour every day may be an unrealistic goal. That’s where we come in.

Our stretching program has been designed to make the most of your time, targeting problem areas in a specific sequence to attack muscles from a variety of angles. Muscles have to be unpacked and balanced in a particular way to have the desired result.

It is a combination of practices maintained over time that will help your muscles lengthen and sustain a healthy range of motion, especially as you age.

Unlock your muscles with our dynamic method.

Creating muscle balance needs to be done with balance and intention. Our sequential, dynamic method works to unravel all the tissues including the muscle, fascia, connective tissue, and finally the joint itself. Through a combination of dynamic movements that both strengthen and stretch, and static deep-tissue stretches, our program makes injury prevention easy.

Our program includes daily stretching videos, strength training routines, and long form mobility routines all designed to correct muscle imbalances common to cyclists. These videos are designed to be easy to follow, and track your progress over time.

Our unique sequential method targets the muscles prone to adaptive shortening for cyclists, especially the psoas.

OUR PROGRAMMING

Easy to follow video format. Designed by cyclists, for cyclists.

Program Length: Ongoing
Average Routine Duration: 20 minutes

Goal: Develop and maintain a healthy range of motion through a combination of static stretches and dynamic movements. 

Program Length: 2 Months Per Program
Average Routine Duration: 20 minutes

Goal: Address some of the most common injuries for cyclists through a combination of mobility and strength training. Programs: knee pain, low back pain, pelvic tilt and hip pain. 

Program Length: 3 Months
Average Routine Duration: 30 minutes 

Goal: Correct muscle imbalances and strengthen supporting muscles so you can ride pain free. Two programs to choose from: 3 Month or 1 Month.

Program Length: 1 Month
Average Routine Duration: 30 minutes

Goal: Add some variety to your routine and switch things up with a 30 day yoga challenge, our mini roller series, or some long form recovery routines. 

Program Length: 8 Weeks
Average Training Time Per Week: 7 hours

Goal: To improve overall cycling endurance, increase power, and master riding efficiency. Four plans available: Beginner, Endurance, Gran Fondo, and Climbing.

Average Lesson Duration: 10 minutes

Goal: To get you feeling confident and strong on the bike through a series of lessons and drills. Courses in: Confidence, Cornering, Stopping, Pedaling Technique, Cadence, Climbing. 

What Our Members Are Saying

"I'd been doing yoga for many years and this program made all the difference. Very gentle and timed guidance make for 17-20 minute routines that have saved my aching back. Highly recommend!" -- John G. 

"I was skeptical about this at first, but thought I'd use the free trial to give it a go and I've been pleasantly surprised. I have a knee injury and have been working through the injury specific exercises. The program is well structured and straightforward, it's helping me hold myself accountable and experience results!" -- Richard S. 

"You will not be disappointed. It's the best thing I ever did for my cycling. It's taken all the pain away from cycling and from day to day activities!" -- Connie J.

 

ABOUT DYNAMIC CYCLIST

Dynamic Cyclist began in 2017 with the creation of our daily stretching and mobility program. Our team has grown over the past 3 years as we have worked with our members to provide ongoing injury prevention and training specific for cyclists, as well as strength training and on the bike training plans. 

Our team is based in Kelowna, BC, Canada and is made up of a small group of athletic therapists, coaches, and weekend warriors who want to ride pain free!

Meet Stephanie - Certified Athletic Therapist, CAT(C) and Certified Pilates Instructor

Stephanie has a Bachelor in Physical Health and Education as well as a Bachelor in Applied Health Sciences. She's been a certified Athletic therapist for 6 years working with everyone from professional athletes to the elderly. She's also a certified Pilates instructor. Her deep understanding of the body and her ability to clearly explain things is what made her perfect fit for our team. 

Meet Alisha - Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor

Alisha is a Certified Personal Trainer and coach with Dynamic Cyclist. She works  with athletes in a variety of sports to build functional strength and stability. You'll see her leading you through the strength training routines as well as some of the mobility routines. 

Meet Jasper - Coach

Jasper has been one of Canada’s most reputable endurance athletes for the past two decades. His accomplishments are numerous including 2006 Canada Ironman champion and dozens of professional wins as a triathlete. Jasper brings over twenty five years of real life experience to the programs he creates and delivers them within a structure that is easy to understand and makes sense.

HOW IT WORKS

Starting immediately after sign up you'll be given access to all programming in your membership area. You can access on any device like your phone, tablet or computer.

  • Daily, easy to follow stretching videos.

  • 15-25 minutes in length.

  • Designed specifically for cyclists, by cyclists.

  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

  • Access to ALL bonus programming

With the 7 day FREE trail you will have access to ALL Dynamic Cyclist content including: a 3 month strength training plan, 4 on the bike training plans, skills courses and yoga for cyclists. 

100% Guarantee - No Questions Asked Money Back Guarantee

Even if you forget to cancel, or for some reason you don't enjoy the content and community, we'll refund your last months payment right away. Just send us a quick email and no worries. We're here for the long term and will respect your choice! 

Membership Pricing Options

Stop procrastinating and living with pain. Start today and unlock your full potential both on and off the bike!

ANNUAL

$85

PER YEAR

✔ Daily, easy to follow mobility videos

✔ 15 - 20 minutes in length

✔ 30% savings over monthly membership

 ✔ Instant access to ALL programming including: mobility and strength training, courses and training plans

 ✔ Lock in this low pricing for LIFE

✔ 7 Day FREE Trial

Yes - I'LL SAVE BY GOING ANNUAL + FREE TRIAL

MONTHLY

$9.99

PER MONTH

✔ Daily, easy to follow mobility videos

✔ 15 - 20 minutes in length

 ✔ Instant access to ALL programming including: mobility and strength training, courses and training plans

 ✔ Lock in this low pricing for LIFE

✔ 7 Day FREE Trial

YES - I'D LIKE TO JOIN MONTHLY + FREE TRIAL

After your trial, membership is either $9.99/month or $85/year. No contracts or cancellation fees. 

100% Guarantee - No Questions Asked, Money Back Guarantee

Even if you forget to cancel, or for some reason you don't enjoy the content and community, we'll refund your last months payment right away. Just send us a quick email and no worries. We're here for the long term and will respect your choice!