Here’s a video featuring the top 7 strength building exercises for cyclists. These strengthening exercises can all be done in ten minutes in the comfort of your own home, with little or minimal equipment. Most of them require only a yoga mat. Get strong in the winter so you can enjoy a great summer on your bike!
Leg and Core Strength, Focusing on Strength and Stability
These exercises focus on building leg and core strength, with some upper body strengthening work thrown in as well. The exercises are aimed at developing strength and stability, which are of course vital for cycling. These exercises were developed by the expert coaches at Cadence Performance in London, England.
Please note that these exercises are best for intermediate to advanced exercisers/athletes, not for beginners.
Mountain Climber, Renegade Row, Goblet Squat, Lateral Squat, Split Squates, Front Plank, and Back Extension
These 7 strength building exercises for cyclists include the Mountain Climber (upper body, hips for stability in saddle), Renegade Row (core, triceps, biceps), Goblet Squat (quads, hamstrings, glutes, core), Lateral Squat (gluets, quads, hamstrings, strong knee alignment), Split Squats (quads, hamstrings, glutes), Front Plank (core, glutes), and Back Extension (back muscles).
Just three of these ten-minute workouts per week will help you to improve your cycling efficiency and power.
Thanks to Yellow Jersey Cycle Insurance in the UK for this great video!
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