The suitcase carry is not just what we do on business trips or holidays. It is a staple strength training exercise to have in your workout arsenal for both diagnostics and strength improvements.
TOOLBOX: Three things that will make your strength training workouts more effective this season - the how, the thought, and the process of each exercise. As more and more cyclists pour into gyms and garages across the northern hemisphere with the hope of using strength training to make them fitter, faster, and better cyclists next summer, for many it will remain just that: A hope.
TOOLBOX: Breathing - If you ain’t dead, you must be doing it correctly, right? As it turns out, no. Here’s how to begin to add breathing into your strength training work, to help you learn how to perform better on the bike, with less stress on your body.
For those of us in the northern hemisphere, the days have begun to shorten and the temperatures cool. As autumn begins, bringing with it cool, crisp mornings, and more golden hours to ride, now is the time to begin strength training for next year's cycling season.
Over the last 15 years, I’ve seen, and made, a lot of mistakes that have muted cycling performance. And after all of these mess-ups and learning (a lot!) here are the top 5 mistakes that keep us from having the stellar seasons we know we are capable of, and how to fix them.