Strength Exercises for Cyclists in the Off-Season

LEG LUBE: While winter weather can wreak havoc on your riding routine, the colder months are a great opportunity to build a foundation for spring. Off-season strength and mobility training will lower your risk of pulling a muscle while shoveling your way out of the most recent Snowpocalypse, and also help you become more efficient on the bike—so you can ride faster with less effort. To get those benefits, Chris Carmichael suggests all cyclists incorporate the following three exercises into their strength programs. One important caveat: If you have limited training time, you should spend it on the bike. After all, you’re a cyclist, not a bodybuilder. Read the whole article at: http://bit.ly/uSDYP8

1. Push-ups

2. Dumbbell Squats / Overhead Press

3. Lateral Lunges

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