7.22.2012

Tip of the Week

Ride with your head up!

Ok, I am about to give you a little anatomy lesson that pertains to mountain biking. As you know balance is derived from your inner ear. The Semicircular Canals and Vestibule of the inner ear are filled with fluid that is responsible for balance and equilibrium. When your head is up the fluid is better equalized then when you head is down. The perilymph fluid moves forward ergo it is harder for your sensory nerves to tell the body where it is in relation to gravity and the earth.

Bottom line is head up equals better balance. Try standing on one foot with your eyes closed and look both up and down. Feel a difference?
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5 comments:

  1. Just pinned your awesome photo on Pinterest. (Please don't take this to mean you should join Pinterest now, too.)

    What you said reminds me of the night you all made me walk in a straight line while keeping my head up. ha.

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  3. Great post! I found it very useful. Love the final result. Thanks for the inspiration and the tips. Mountain Biking

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  4. The Semicircular Canals and Vestibule of the internal ear are loaded with liquid that is in charge of parity and harmony. At the point when your head is up the liquid is better leveled then when you head is down. The perilymph liquid advances consequently it is harder for your tangible nerves to tell the body where it is in connection to gravity and the earth.

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