Building a strong core (and maintaining it) is absolutely essential if you're trying to progress and develop as a cyclist.
A strong core will also help you to remain injury free, and retain good control and stability when you’re on the bike.
A lot of people within the cycling fraternity that we know and work with don’t have a huge amount of time to train in the gym on top of their cycling training regime so a lot of the time we usually prescribe at home core exercises to complete.
This ensures that they maintain a strong functional level of strength to primarily avoid acquiring injuries of the back, hips and knees, but also to maintain good control and stability when they’re on the track cycling.
The 2 Core Exercises We Recommend for Cyclists are:
Both of these exercises can be done at home, and they will only take a few minutes of your time.
We’d recommend you complete each of these exercises 3 times (each) in a session, and work up to completing each exercise for 1 minute.
We’ve included 2 videos below which demonstrate how to complete these exercises.
Enjoy, and feel free to leave us a comment in the box below if you have any questions!