HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is another ideal way to cross-train as a cyclist. Similar to dance, it often involves side-to-side movements and rotational exercises that can’t be achieved on a bike, Maxwell says. It’ll help pedaling feel more like a breeze.
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Cycling has a limited range of motion, which means it’s possible you’ll develop tightness and poor mobility, Scarfo says — especially if you cycle a lot. To prevent tight hips or a stiff back, add stretching and yoga to your routine.