By Coach David Ertl, Ph.D.
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I’ve coached riders from tropical climates who get burned out if I don’t incorporate seasonal variation into their programs. This eArticle will explain how to complement your cycling strengths with alternate forms of aerobic and endurance workouts, as well as all-body exercises to make you more well-rounded as an athlete, and as a healthful, fit person.
The off-season provides the perfect opportunity to round out your overall fitness and re-enter the cycling season better prepared to excel on the bike. However, this “off-season” cross-training regimen can also be done throughout the main cycling season as well, making you an overall fitter person throughout the year.