Alternative weightlifting movements for cyclists

While the squat, leg press and leg curl are The Big Three exercises for cyclists in the off-season, we also have some other good options in the gym and at home to build cycling-specific strength.

In this podcast we discuss those options, including:

  • Smith machine
  • front squat
  • single-legged lunges
  • deadlift with trap bar
  • kettlebell swings
  • Viper
  • Foundations
  • yoga

This podcast was the eighth and final episode in an 8-part off-season how-to series. 

Other Episodes in the 8-Podcast How-To Series:

  1. How to train at the end of your season
  2. How to review your season in 14 ways
  3. How to plan next season
  4. How to take a proper post-season break
  5. How to maximize your off-season gains
  6. How to cross-train in the off-season
  7. How to lift weights to get faster on the bike


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