The Ultimate Cross-Training Guide For Cyclists

Here's what to do off the bike.

How to cross-train as a cyclist.


Whether you pedal indoors or out, cycling is always going to work your legs first and foremost, says Karen Maxwell, a senior master instructor at CycleBar. For a more well-rounded workout — and to feel more powerful on the bike — try a cross-training regimen for cycling strength.

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What Is Cross-Training?

Cross-training means adding different types of sports or exercises to your routine as a way to complement your main sport (read: cycling) and improve performance, Maxwell says. Switching things up also prevents injuries. Not to mention: It’s more fun.