Single-Leg Exercises to Increase Cycling Power

With the winter upon us, it’s time to start thinking about getting back into the gym. To make the most of your strength workouts, consider adding single-leg exercises to your program. In addition to improving your riding, single-leg exercises can reduce muscle imbalances (which is important since large discrepancies can lead to an inefficient pedal stroke and possibly increase the chance of injuries), enhance your balance and coordination, and help with any other sports/activities that you enjoy. Here are some ideas.

1. Alternating Box Push-Offs

2. Split-Squat Jumps

3. Single-Leg Reach

4. Split Squats

5. Forward Lunge

6. Lateral Lunge

7. Single-Leg Squat

8. Step-Ups

See pictures and get more information about these workouts by Dan Kehlenbach at:

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