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Exercises to train strength in cycling

We leave you some exercises to improve your strength and perform better in cycling

The muscles responsible for your pedaling need to be well worked to maintain the effort that the cycling sector implies in the triathlon and to "survive" the race afterwards, so let's work a little strength.

Before knowing the exercises that we recommend to do in the gym, the ideal would be for you to know what the main exercises are.Muscles involved in the pedaling action.

muscles involved in pedaling
muscles involved in pedaling

As you can see in this image in each phase of pedaling there are several muscles involved who are protagonists of the movement.

Además, all the core muscles are involved in maintaining posture on the bike and helps transmitting force when pedaling.

Strength exercises for cycling

Squatting

Exercises to train strength in cycling

Depending on your level you can do it with or without weight.

Climb the step.

Exercises to train strength in cycling

You do not need to jump, just climb in an alternative way to a platform, step or box, keeping your abdomen active and performing force with the gluteus and quadriceps.

One leg squat.

Exercises to train strength in cycling

You have many variants, Bulgarian squat, sit and stand with one leg, pistol squat. Depending on your level you can vary the exercises and their difficulty

Stride.

Exercises to train strength in cycling

Both forward and backward. They can increase the intensity with a dumbbell in each hand

Leg press.

Exercises to train strength in cycling

If you have a leg press available, use it!

Irons

Exercises to train strength in cycling

As we have already commented, core musculature is very important on the bike, so work with all the varieties of plates that you can think of.

Start with static, increase the difficulty by giving movement to the exercise and when you get it, include materials that provide instability.

Perform at least 2 strength training sessions per week It will help you globally improve your triathlon performance.

Remember that it is always better to have the supervision of a professional to guide you in planning your workouts.

Laura García Cervantes

Laura García Cervantes
Laura García Cervantes.
Dra. Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport

Photos: Training.com

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