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Weight Training For Cycling

Written by Professor Gordon S. Lynch

Weight training can be a great way to improve your cycling performance. Depending on your choice of program, it can boost muscle strength, power or endurance - factors that can help your riding on the road or track.

Whether weight training is beneficial for cycling performance remains contentious, with some coaches advocating lifting weights and others saying it doesn’t help. While there’s no doubt that on the bike training will produce the most specific benefits for improving performance during hills, sprints and intervals, training in the gym can definitely develop muscle strength, power and endurance that can ultimately improve your cycling performance.


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