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YogaFit for Cyclists Homestudy Course

Provider: Yogafit Type: Self-Paced / Home Study Approved By: ACE 0.3 CECs Included in Course:Book DVD Online Quiz $69.95 Add To Cart

YogaFit for Cyclists Homestudy Course

0.3 Customer Reviews
  • 22 Reviews
  • Discover new ways to design a yoga practice that specifically complements indoor and outdoor cycling training programs. Learn how YogaCycle can help athletes or others with a sedentary lifestyle open their hips, hamstrings and quadriceps, and build upper body and core strength. Improve bike time with reviewed breathing techniques, and incorporate example class sequences reviewed in the course.


    You will learn:

    • Key elements of YogaFit®, and how the program can complement a cycling program
    • Indoor and outdoor cycling that utilizes pranayama (breathing) techniques
    • YogaFit® mat practice designed to work muscles not addressed in riding
    • Poses that prevent overuse injuries and create a greater balance within the body


    This course is included in our Mind Body Specialty Certification.
    Learn more about how you can become a specialist. »


    Customer Reviews

    Jessica (ACE Certified Professional)

    12/6/16 11:44 AM

    Fantastic exercises!

    Patricia (ACE Certified Professional)

    12/1/15 1:46 PM

    Not bad for YogaFit. Only one or two minor errors in the book. Recommending Plow pose with no precautions or instruction. Saying that upward dog strengthens the glutes. The hip extension is passive, gravity assisted. The arms do much of the work, and the quads also, holding the knees straight. The video has some decent sequences in it, basic familiar sun salutations, which is a first for any YogaFit video I’ve seen, though some of the sequences are basically just reps, not yoga. I didn’t learn anything new at all, though. Beth Shaw’s form is pretty bad. Knee-foot alignment is off. Her shoulders roll forward in chaturanga (she calls is crocodile I think). She needs to use props. She needs to stop hyperextending her back. Her hips are twisted in parsvottanasana (she calls it pyramid pose.) Leg too high and externally rotated in tiger pose (she calls it spinal balance). Her floor leg flexing in hand-to-big-toe pose, shortening the hip flexor and flattening the lumbar curve, thus taking away from the hamstring stretch in the lifted leg. She should use a strap to get the stretch done correctly. And she gives odd advice about always keeping the shoulders “relaxed” back and down even when the arms reach up. The natural movement of the scapula shouldn’t be prevented. This so-called principle of alignment restricts range of motion in the shoulder joint and actually causes, not prevents, unnecessary tension. It’s not “relaxing” it’s “forcing” when you go against the correct and natural movement of the joint. It’s relaxing to drop the shoulders back and down in mountain pose or actively stabilizing when the shoulders don’t elevate in cobra or upward dog. Oversimplification and failure to understand body mechanics—from the people who claim their trademarked version of yoga is based on exercise science.


    ACE RESPONSE:  Thank you Patricia, we appreciate your feedback.  We will be sure to take note of your comments when creating new content for this topic.  

    Richard (ACE Certified Professional)

    11/9/14 6:13 PM


    Juana (ACE Certified Professional)

    10/24/14 12:12 PM

    I thought the information and examples in the book were excellent. I feel I learned a great deal on this specific subject. I did not find the video section with Beth Shaw useful. Her revealing clothing and poor posture, (swayback) was a distraction to learning the poses in correct form. Sorry....


    ACE RESPONSE: Thank you for the helpful feedback

    Jacqueline (ACE Certified Professional)

    5/26/14 6:53 PM

    Fun format to entice elite athletes to include Yoga in their regimen.

    Deborah (ACE Certified Professional)

    1/20/14 1:50 PM

    I was disappointed that the sample class assumes an included an actual cycling component, as I was hoping for something to offer triathletes during the off-season, but the information about poses that create balance in a cyclist's body are useful in designing my own classes.


    6/22/13 8:31 PM

    Excellent Course! Perfect for cyclists!


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