Woman Six tricks to ride more comfortably on the bike if you are a woman

Woman Six tricks to ride more comfortably on the bike if you are a woman

Bicycles are being one of the most used means of transport these months after the pandemic since it gives you freedom of movement in a safe and healthy way. But the structure of the bikes does not always adapt to the anatomy of the woman who often ends up feeling uncomfortable and even suffering pain in some parts of the body.

One option to avoid these inconveniences is to purchase a model that is specifically designed for women or try to adapt the one we have so that it is more beneficial. But here are also some tricks to make riding a bike more pleasant than painful.

1. Changing the saddle

It is one of the areas of the bicycle that gives women the most problems. There is no perfect saddle but there are some that go better with the anatomical shape of the woman's body and it is key to have a seat that is comfortable for us to avoid unexpected friction and pain.

Aspects to take into account are the amount of padding in the saddle, how thick it is, the shape of the nose and, above all, if it ends up causing rubbing on the thighs.

Increasingly, manufacturers take these differences into account when designing these seats and most brands have specific ones for women that are characterized, among other things, by a shorter section that eliminates pressure on the perineal area.

2. Calculate where the pressure is

Woman Six tricks to be more comfortable in the bicycle if you are a woman

Not all discomfort, pain or discomfort can come from the saddle. The seat may be fine but the position you are in is not the best for your body, either because the seat is too high (which will increase the pressure you have to apply and cause pain in the vulvar area) or the handlebars is too far away and forces you to occupy only the corner of the seat, with the consequent tissue problems.

Bikes designed for women take into account that our distance between men is less than that of the shoulders, we have shorter arms and smaller hands. The specific handlebars tend to be narrower and the grips smaller to achieve greater control over the vehicle and situate the center of gravity right at the midpoint so as not to force postures and avoid pain in the lower back or hips.

3. Knowing where the sit bones are

Before seeing what remedies we can implement in the saddle or on the bicycle frame to avoid injuries or pain, we must know where our sit bones are located .

To do this, we have to sit on a piece of cardboard with a wet bottom (either when we get out of the shower or at another time) to have an accurate picture of how our seat is.

Experts insist that if the sit bones aren't supported, everything will suffer.

4. Better without shaving

Contrary to what many people think, experts warn that the shaved pubis or the closest English areas can cause more harm than good, especially if, with friction, some hairs grow inward and infected follicles are formed. And more if the pressure of the suit and the sweat that is produced in that area due to the effort are added.

5. Use an anti-scratch gel

If you haven't ridden your bike for a long time or you're going to do a long race, the use of anti-scratch gel is not bad. They are sold in pharmacies and can be very useful in areas where there is greater friction to avoid unnecessary pain and discomfort.

6. Without underwear

If we ride a bicycle with cycling clothing, that is, with a lycra short, it is best not to wear any type of underwear that can cause friction, discomfort and that we have a forced posture during the walk or run.

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