When training, it is important to maintain balance and work each part of your body. For cyclists, this can have a few more benefits that can help during races. If you spend one or two training sessions a week building your core strength, it allows you to use more power through your legs when cycling.
If you don’t have the time to go to the gym every week, there are exercises you can do at home. You can either complete a core body workout on a carpeted floor or using a workout mat. Adding weights can of course also help build muscle. The more you workout, you can start to do more reps and step up to heavier weights if required. If you have any health problems or any strains from training, you should always talk to your doctor before hand so you aren’t putting your body through more physical pain.
Exercises to build core strength include:
- Push Ups
- Wall Plank
- Hip Thrusts
- Mountain Climbers
- Scissor Kicks
- Hip Dips
There are workout apps that you can download to a mobile or tablet device if you’re unsure on how to complete any of the exercises.
Working on your core from time to time allows you to focus on other areas rather than exercising your leg muscles. No matter what you are training for, balance is what we all should be aiming for. It doesn’t mean that you will gain weight or have to ‘bulk up’ by completing full body workouts. They will just give you the strength that you need to help you when cycling. After all, you want to be getting the best possible results and meeting your self-set targets.
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