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What IS True Core Strength?

Here’s what “your core” really is, and a fun, but challenging way, to see how you stack up. When it comes to strength training, everyone talks about “core strength.” So, naturally, we all tend to think of our midsections as being our core.…

Best Foam Roller Tips for Cyclists

TOOLBOX: Static Stretching doesn’t resolve muscle tightness, and neither does strength training alone. Soft Tissue work is the missing linchpin, but you don’t need your own personal soigneur, using a foam roller can have significant…

Bird Dog: A Simple But Hard Core Exercise

As we get into the meat of riding season many riders are beginning to focus on “core exercises” and “maintaining strength”. Let’s take it from the general to the specific with a focus on the classic “Bird Dog” exercise. 

How To Add Skill to Your Strength Training

Last month we spoke about the importance of intent, and purposeful movement in your strength training practice, and how these should be the guiding factors, not just adding weight week to week, or more repetitions per set. This month we…

Three Keys to Lifting Heavy For Cyclists

So you're keen to do resistance training and you're eyeing that squat rack. Heavy weights can have a place in the arsenal of cyclists and endurance athletes. If you are going to tackle heavy weights, keep these three keys in mind...