Any fan of the Olympics could not fail to be impressed by the amazing performances of Team GB cycling team, between them they won a massive haul of 1 road and 11 track cycling medals. They won six cycling gold medals, four more than any other nation in the Rio Olympics and Great Britain topped the medal table with a total of 12, twice as many as the nearest rivals. Jason Kenny is now on six gold medals, level with Sir Chris Hoy as the most successful British Olympian of all time while Laura Trott has four golds, more than any other British woman in history. So what's the secret to their success?
Well there's no magic wand to turn you into Laura Trott or Bradley Wiggins!
Sculpting bigger leg muscles in the gym will turbocharge your cycling performance.
Consistent, structured training and the right strength work can certainly give you a huge performance boost.
The image below shows the key muscles involved in powering you along on the bike, strengthen those with the right, personalised programme and you'll soon see your PBs falling by the roadside....
Some of the key exercises used by these Olympic heroes include: SQUATSLEG PRESSDEAD LIFTS and of course don't forget your CORE!
Unfortunately injury can be a barrier to performance in cycling as with other sports. Back, shoulder and knee pain are common in cyclists. Fortunately we can help you manage any niggles and keep you on the bike, we can also assist with tailored strength and conditioning programs getting the best advice from our highly qualified team, contact us on 01273 667826 at one of our clinics.