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How to Improve Cycling Economy for Increased Performance

Raising your functional threshold power and VO2 max capacity aren’t the only ways to get faster. Improvements in your cycling economy are also on the table and can come with major performance benefits. Here’s how you can actively target your cycling economy with additions to your training and adjustments to your form.


Strength Training Maintenance for Cyclists

You can extend the benefits of strength training into your cycling training season with a basic maintenance routine. Here’s how you can tell when it’s time for strength training maintenance and how to start building your own strength training maintenance routine.


Dialed Health's Derek Teel discusses strength training and consistency.
photo courtesy Derek Teel

From Downhill Racing to Endurance and Strength Training, With Dialed Health’s Derek Teel

For Derek Teel, being fast means being strong. Derek is a former pro downhill racer and owner of Dialed Health, a strength training service for cyclists. Derek’s advice on getting stronger can make every athlete faster.


Muscles Used for Cycling and How to Train Them

Cycling is usually thought of as cardiovascular activity and rightly so. But bike riding also works the skeletal muscles. The production of power to drive the pedals involves complex activation of several muscle groups. Of course, the muscles most used in cycling are the legs, but you use muscle groups through the trunk and upper body. Depending on your cycling discipline, the level activation of these groups will vary.


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Strength Training and Ultra Endurance Fat Bike Racing With Art O’Connor

After more than 30 years racing bikes, professional strength coach Art O’Connor continues to push himself with new challenges. Learn how he used smart training to conquer a 21- hour race in extreme cold conditions.


Yoga for Cyclists: Five Poses to Make you Faster

Yoga is the perfect tool for cyclists who want to round out their strengths, aid their recovery, and approach mobility and strength training from a different angle. To help you get a feel for Yoga, and some of the benefits it has to offer, here are five beginner-friendly poses with cycling related benefits.


How to Add Strength Training to a Periodized Cycling Plan

You can use the structure of your periodized cycling training plan to guide the progression of your strength training. This approach can help you reach strength specific goals without interfering with your cycling workouts.


Best Way to Raise FTP, Pro Nutrition, Strava Segments and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 296

Best Way to Raise FTP, Pro Nutrition, Strava Segments and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 296

Santa Cruz Bicycles’ Keegan Swenson joins us to discuss what type of training best raises FTP, what pro athletes eat on and off the bike, the world’s most aspirational Strava segments and much more in Episode 296 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!


Five Tips for getting started with Strength Training

Five Tips for Getting Started with Strength Training

Every cyclist can benefit from strength training. Luckily, you don’t have to wait for the offseason to get started. Here are five tips that will help you add strength training to your routine.


5 Core Exercises for Cyclists to Improve Strength and Efficiency

5 Core Exercises for Cyclists to Improve Efficiency and Strength

Cycling is synonymous with the legs, but a strong core makes you more efficient, powerful, and resistant to injury. We’ve chosen 5 of our favorite core exercises to help you get stronger.



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