Making Shift Happen

7. Is Strength Training Important for Cyclists?

Mar 1, 2021 | Podcast | 2 comments

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The hotly debated topic of whether you “just need to ride more” or “lift more weights” needs to end. Yes, you need to ride your bike, but you also need to strengthen the muscles that power your bike. It not only makes you a stronger cyclist, but it also increases your resiliency on and off the bike. (Not to mention it also adds to your overall health.) So, strength training for cyclists may be the differentiating factor in your training.

But, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming or take hours every week. It can be succinct for your specific needs as a cyclist, with just a bit of effort on your part. No need for endless hours spent in the gym or in yoga. Instead, focus your training on these key elements that I discuss in this episode.

Check out this episode to learn more about how to manage your training and fuel yourself effectively on the bike. Click here to listen in. 

If you’re interested in joining my Shred Stronger program, click here to register your interest and I’ll give you the details (it’s all for only $49 a month): I hope to see you in the group to get and keep you strong for mountain biking and cycling this season! This is the same program I follow myself, and while I’m biased, I absolutely love it.

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    • Jen Kates

      Now is always a great time to start! 😉 Pick up my free workout guide for some pointers, or join my next round of Shred Strong where I guide you in the app along with the rest of the team. You’d be amazed at how many of my athletes are PR’ing segments and entire rides just by getting stronger.



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