Cycling Strength Circuits: Get Strong For The Saddle

Ben Ince 19 Jan 2021 Do these circuits at home or the gym to be faster and more injury-proof on the bike Photography: Danny Bird Nothing beats time in the saddle for improving your cycling, but with the NHS now advising two strength sessions a week for general fitness, and recent research highlighting the benefits for cyclists (see issue 108), there has never been a better time to embrace off-the-bike training. Strength training is a crucial part of every pro’s arsenal, but this hasn’t always been the case. Despite their status as elite endurance athletes, previous generations had a higher propensity for osteoporosis later in life, having never done the load-bearing work required to increase their bone density. ‘People think strength training is all about building muscle to ride faster, but it’s also crucial for correcting imbalances and preventing injury,’ says coach Richard Lord from Espresso Cycle Coaching . ‘A ...

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