Cycling happens one leg at a time. It’s predominantly aerobic and requires repetitive force production. Cycling also requires a strong core for handling your bike, climbing and overall endurance. There are many exercises that can address these needs, but there are a few, especially when combined, that will target the entire body in a specific way.
The primary focus when it comes to strength exercises for cyclists is to train in a similar motion to cycling with upper and lower body, while increasing overall core strength and muscular endurance. The main goal with strength training is to create a stronger support system for your prime movers on the bike. The aerobically stronger your assistance muscles and core, the less fatigue you will experience late in a ride, additionally, the more potential you will have for increasing power.
My program at The Training Centre will get you ready for riding season like never before! Call Sharon at either 724.816.2142 (Cell) or 724.591.8445 (Gym) to sign up today!