History suggests the wheel was invented to make life easier. The Mesopotamians called dibs on the potter’s wheel dating back to 3500 B.C., 3,000 years before the wheelbarrow and another four thousand years before the chariot. Conventional exercise physiology authors teach us that cyclists have strong quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, glutes and hip flexors. For this article, I offer these two thinking points: the wheel is worsening your athletic career; and stationary biking leaves you tight, weak and susceptible to injury.
Hockey players for instance, skate with a 73-degree angle at the knee. You know, and I know, that skating for long periods of time with deep knee bend yields pain in the form of lactic acid. When hockey players get tired, their mechanics and skating stride breaks down, resulting in an upright posture. Upright postures lead to injury.