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9 Strength Training Moves For Cyclists

Pedal to the metal.

A woman rides on a home bike and checks her speed. Fitness pros recommend strength training for cycl...
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While cycling requires cardio endurance, strength training comes in clutch to help with speed and balance, says CycleBar instructor Jess Cifelli, NASM-CPT. Strength training for cyclists focuses on the quads, glutes, core, and more, so you can put most power out of each pedal.

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Single Leg Reverse Lunge

Cifelli likes this move to work quads, calves, and glutes.

- Step right leg back, bend both knees 90 degrees.

- Hover right knee just above ground.

- Use front leg to stand up, vs. pushing off back leg.

- Repeat on left leg.

Do 3 sets of 10 reps on each side.