Our entire team at BumsOnTheSaddle does a daily stand up at 11am – a good time to share what we intend to do over the day, discuss road blocks and discuss how we will take over the world.

We always kickoff the standup with some exercises. Sarvesh, who is currently interning at BumsOnTheSaddle, is in charge of interesting routines that will not only be fun, but aid us in our biking.

Today exercises are geared to help us while we are mountain biking – basically strengthening our upper/lower body.

Roadie scum could most probably use these too.

Bulgarian split squat

lower body strength exercise


Extend left leg back, placing toes on top of the bench while standing a few feet in front of it with the right leg. Dip down into a lunge, keeping the right knee in line with your heel, until the thigh is parallel to the floor.

Ensure you maintain an erect torso and focus on keeping your front heel firmly on the floor as you descend.

You may feel a stretch in your rear leg

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Rohan Kini

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT CYCLING I love riding my bike. Whether it's a simple commute, a high-intensity road race, a jaw-grinding brevet, fixie rides thru packed Indian city or a kick-ass technical single track – I love it all. Apart from riding bicycles, I love being all geeky and know everything there is to know about bicycles, technology, bike fit, and service. I started BUMSONTHESADDLE to share this passion for cycling. DISCIPLINE: Partial towards MOUNTAIN BIKING but love it all CURRENT BIKE(S): Specialized Rockhopper, Specialized Tarmac, Pure Cycles Original DREAM BIKE: S-Works Epic HT & S-Work Roubaix OTHER PASSIONS: Technology, Photography, Baking, Travel, and Reading

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