QUESTION: Why do my upper arms, the outside area of my shoulder (where many people have tattoos located), ache on long rides? I have had my bike fitted and I do resistance weight training for my shoulders once a week. – Kevin S. Coach Harvey Newton Replies: It’s not unusual for cyclists to experience muscle soreness in the upper extremities. There are numerous … [Read more...] about Strength Train Regularly to Avoid Upper Body Muscle Soreness as a Cyclist
QUESTION: I'm doing a leg workout that's so hard I can handle it only once per week: one set of squats or leg presses, one set of leg extensions, one set of calf raises. Each exercise is for 20-60 reps until failure; I can't possibly do another rep. I'm already getting stronger, so how much improvement I can expect in my cycling next summer? – Ian G. RBR Replies: First, … [Read more...] about Will Heavy Leg Weights Help My Cycling?
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. A recent study of almost 30,000 older women followed for 12 years shows that those who did strength training had fewer deaths from heart attacks and all causes than those who did not lift weights (J Am Heart Assoc, Oct 31, 2017;6(11)). Another study that followed 80,306 adults for two years shows that people: doing strength training at least twice a … [Read more...] about Strength Training May Reduce Deaths From Heart Attacks and Cancers
In Strengthening & Stabilization Training for the Cyclist, our new 44-page eBook, Coach Rick Schultz and Amy Schultz show you how to implement a strength & stability program specifically geared toward cyclists, but which delivers myriad valuable benefits, not just for cycling but for everyday life. (Their 57-page companion eBook, Stretching … [Read more...] about Great Winter Training eBooks!
By Coach Rick Schultz Last week, we launched Strengthening and Stabilization Training for the Cyclist, our new 44-page eBook in which my co-author and I clear up the confusion and take the guesswork out of knowing what to do, and how to do it, to implement a strengthening program that will ultimately make you a better cyclist. (Our companion eBook, Stretching and … [Read more...] about My Favorite Strengthening and Stabilization Exercises, Part 2