For improved performance, health benefits and injury prevention, all cyclists should include strength work in their training routine. EIS strength and conditioning coaches Scott Pearson and Joe Hewitt demonstrate the key movements suitable for people new to strength work including goblet squats, lateral squats, stiff leg deadlifts and front planks. They also tell you how often to train and what numbers of sets and reps to perform.
Despite the lack of racing and other events this summer, we’ve seen that many riders have still been pushing the mileage, racing on Zwift and are hitting this time of the year in better shape than ever before. If this applies to you, the temptation can be to press on and build on your newfound fitness but, with a long winter looming, taking some time off can be restorative for mind and body, help to prevent burn-out and result in a more consistent and productive winter.