Effective strength training should be a key component of any cyclist who's looking to up their game. Not only will it improve your cycling performance and efficiency, but it will help guard against injury and improve your overall health levels.
The previous workout we brought you focussed on the core (which you can view here). Having a strong core is super important, as you need it to transfer the force created by your legs through to your upper body - so having a strong core increases your stability and efficiency when doing so.
Now we're going to focus on improving the power you can generate from your legs, with a 'squat fitness workout'.
Similar to our core fitness workout, start by doing each exercise for 20 seconds with a 10 second break between each one.
Repeat the programme 3 times.
As strength begins to build increase the length of each exercise by 10 seconds building up to 40 seconds for each one.
And remember, don't forget that core! So that you can take full advantage of all that new leg power.