Another very useful exercise for a cyclist is a lunge. It’s easy for cyclists to become dependent on strong quads, which push the pedal down, but this one again works the hamstrings and glues to ensure they’re not slacking. Doing them whilst holding a weight above your head works your core to stabilise your body, too.
To perform the exercise, start with your torso upright, and the weight above your head. Step one leg forward, and dip down by bending your other knee. Look down to make sure you have not allowed your leading knee to move forward in front of your toes, as this will stress your knee.
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