The Only 6 Strength Workouts You Really Need for Cycling

You can try lifting legs one at a time or doing side planks to increase difficulty and work different aspects of your core. If you’re unsure about technique or want inspiration, check out this plank routine. Can you finish those 3 minutes without taking a break?

3. Squats

Squats are a great off-season exercise they work the glutes, hips, quads, and hamstrings. They will help you improve max strength as well as endurance. It’s essential to learn proper technique with light weights because half-assed squats can do more harm than good.

As you get used to squatting the right way, you can start doing less reps with higher weights or progress to single-legged squats. There’s a lot of info on squats out there if you’re unsure about how to do them properly.

4. Single leg deadlifts

Deadlift is also one of those basic exercises that everyone should do in the off-season. The single leg variant of this exercise is great for cycling because it targets the hips and hamstrings and helps correct muscle imbalances since each leg has to support the load independently.

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