Main training focus is running and cycling, normally run 5 days a week to and from work covering about 35 to 40 miles a week (runs of between 3 to 6 miles with odd longer run every couple of weeks up to 10 miles) and then ride on a Saturday and Sunday. Ride on a Saturday is tempo ride in chaingang with 5 minute effort on a climb where we regroup then final 6 miles is race sim with sprint finish. Sunday is a bit more social group ride with a few efforts. Although don’t race like to be competitive on Saturday ride.
Been prioritising sleep in past 12 months so getting decent sleep and body has adapted to running or cycling every day this and a lot of my runs are at a very easy pace to ensure I’m not too fatigued/overtraining.
I used to do a lot of strength training many moons back before I got into cycling but took a back seat to the point it’s now non existent apart from odd bit of kettle bell and bodyweight stuff which is not very consistent.
Now in a position with childcare that can build in 2 to 3 strength sessions at gym again, more than likely it will be two sessions on a Tuesday and Thursday that I can definitely commit to, so what sort of routine/exercises/reps would you recommend?
Current weight is ~160 lbs @ 5’ 8" and FTP if it matters is 306.
I’d like to improve my body composition while staying lean and around same weight as don’t want to get too skinny and would like to build up skinny boney shoulders as main priority.
Likely gym days will be Tuesday and Thursday. So thinking two full body sessions although not ideal with just one day between 1st and 2nd session - what sort routine/exercises would you recommend that will not hinder bike performance.
Basically want to maintain my good-ish bike performance but improve look of my upper body, kind of a fine balance.
Any help or advice appreciated