Are you a middle aged cyclist?
Have you ever wondered what areas you need to consider in your training once you hit middle age and beyond?
In this short video blog, our Physiological Performance Analyst Michael Jordan talks about some of the key areas that middle aged cyclists need to focus on in their training.
Often you'll see cyclists wearing weightlifting shoes in the gym, particularly the sprinters, but also endurance cyclists. Particularly following leading research around the benefits of strength & conditioning in the development of endurance cyclists.
So, what are weightlifting shoes?
Weightlifting shoes have a heel that is raised by three-quarters of an inch to one...
With the natural progression and increases in gearing, coupled with the importance of aerodynamics, developing ‘in the saddle’ strength and power has never been so important.
We'll discuss the benefits of improving your in the saddle strength, power and speed levels and the possibilities it will open up for better track cycling performance.
So, have you ever raced an...
Core strength and stability is crucial to cycling performance.
As a cyclist, you can spend up to hours a day in the saddle, whether that be out on the road or at the track.
Whilst it’s generally assumed that the lower part of the body pushes the power through the pedals, the core is a key stabiliser and is put under a great deal of stress throughout various training modes and exercises.
It's the worst enemy of every cyclist...
The ITB - the Illiotibial Band
What is it?
And how can you release it to prevent injury and get the most out of your cycling?
The Illiotibial band is fibrous connective tissue that originates on the pelvis, travels down the lateral aspect of the leg, and attaches to the tibia just below the knee (Baumstark, 2010).
Yes, strong legs are a trait of cyclist - and an important one.
We'll share with you now why glute strength is so important in cycling and offer a few exercises that you can do at home or in the gym to improve this major muscle group.
The glutes are made up of three gluteal muscles: