As the end of cycling season draws near for many climates, this is the perfect time to think about your conditioning and how you can improve for next year—and start building more power!
When training for cycling, think about incorporating similar motions while increasing your core strength and surrounding muscles. As a cyclist, you’ll always use your hips, quads, and hamstrings, but we also want to build on the muscles surrounding them—like our lower backs and core. This full-body workout will do just that. You’ll be working on the prime muscles you employ while cycling, and working in a fashion (hard work, little rest!) that helps increase cardiovascular endurance at the same time.
Cycling Strength Workout
Do the first 5 exercises back-to-back. You’ll complete 4 rounds, and each round will be 45 seconds of work with a 15-second rest before the next exercise. At the end of each round, take a 1 minute rest before beginning the next one.
After that, you’ll do 3 sets of 12 (each side) of the Uni Windmill and Deadbug. Do this at your own pace, without a particular rest time. Challenge yourself, but listen to your body and rest if you need a break.
Complete 4 Rounds: 45 seconds work, 15 seconds rest
Pike Push Up
Complete 3 sets of 12 (each side) for both moves.