Sidebend Hip Hike: Special Situations

Triathlon & Time Trials | Climbing | Sprinting
Paceline & Tempo | Special Situations

Performing the skills competently requires excellent timing of the movement of the trunk, pelvis and the legs. Strengthening the trunk muscles is essential for good control of the skilled movement. Starting from a stop sign is a good opportunity to train the trunk muscles on the Sidebend Hip Hike skill. Keep the chain on the big ring, position the trunk vertically and weight shift the upper body on the brake hoods. Sequence the shoulder blade and abdominal muscles in the Sidebend Hip Hike movement as accurately as possible, without over-exaggerating the range. You will find that practicing the skill in one position transfers to another performance requirement. The opportunities to be creative are endless, keep the ride challenging and continue to improve.