Bar Hangs and Inversion Tables for Motorcycle Riders

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As a motorcycle rider, you know the importance of taking care of your back. Long rides and the constant vibration of the motorcycle can lead to back pain and discomfort, but fortunately, there are several ways to alleviate this discomfort.

Perform bar hangs for shoulder health and improved grip on your motorcycle

Bar hangs can help to stretch and strengthen the muscles in the lower back, as well as improve flexibility and posture. They are a great exercise for motorcycle riders, as they can help to alleviate the muscle stiffness and discomfort that can occur after long rides. The improved grip strength you gain from bar hangs helps you maintain better control of your ride for either your crotch rocket or your hog with ape hangers.

You should perform both passive bar hangs and active bar hangs. The passive hang gives you a nice shoulder stretch and the active hang builders those shoulder muscles.

Inversion table therapy helps motorcycle riders

In addition to bar hangs, another option for relieving back pain and discomfort is the use of an inversion table. These tables allow you to hang upside down, with your feet secured in place and your body supported by a padded platform. By inverting your body, the force of gravity is reversed, which can help to decompress the spine and stretch out the back muscles.

Inversion tables are particularly useful for relieving back pain caused by compressed discs, as the inverted position allows the discs to return to their natural position. They can also help to improve circulation and reduce muscle tension.

We ride motorcycles, we don’t consult doctors .. but

While both bar hangs and inversion tables can be beneficial for motorcycle riders, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new exercise routine. In addition, it’s always a good idea to start slowly and gradually increase intensity as your body becomes accustomed to the exercise.

Motorcycle Riders Need to Hang

Motorcycle riders can find relief from back pain and discomfort through the use of bar hangs and inversion tables. These exercises can stretch and strengthen the back muscles, improve flexibility and posture, and alleviate muscle stiffness. If you’re a motorcycle rider struggling with back pain, consider giving bar hangs and inversion tables a try.


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