People say you should “engage the core” when riding in an aggressive position, but it’s not quite clear to me what this actually means. I’d like to be able to ride longer in a more aggressive position without putting any weight on my hands, since cycling tends to wreck my wrists and hands (especially since my day job involves a lot of typing).
It seems to me that the best way to do this is to do the opposite of sucking in the gut. Which is to say, push the stomach out. Not sure what the term for this is. It looks terrible, but it may or may not let me take some weight off the hands. Possibly for similar reasons as the Vasalva maneuver used in weight lifting?
In theory it might make you a little bit more aero, since it makes you rounder while not effecting your cross-section! Haha.