Become faster on the bike through strength training
3 Sep

Become faster on the bike through strength training

3rd September 2019 Read More

Become faster on the bike through strength training

By James Walsgrove

Strength and mobility is one of the train smart principles that I include within my training programmes. I find this gives you a holistic approach to improving your cycling performance and ultimately makes you faster on the bike. What is strength and conditioning? “The physical preparation of athletes towards enhancing sports performance and reducing injury” …

Muscles used in cycling and how to strengthen them simply!
4 Jul

Muscles used in cycling and how to strengthen them simply!

4th July 2018 Read More

Muscles used in cycling and how to strengthen them simply!

By James Walsgrove

After doing lots of research and studying on how to improve my cycling I thought I would write a simple article on the what are the main muscles used in cycling while pedalling, explain their importance and most importantly how to strength and condition them. Muscles used in cycling during the pedal stroke The power …

Winter Strength & Conditioning for cyclists
3 Dec

Winter Strength & Conditioning for cyclists

3rd December 2015 Read More

Winter Strength & Conditioning for cyclists

By James Walsgrove

Winter is an ideal time to concentrate on strength and conditioning work.  With the weather worsening time in the saddle will naturally reduce so the off-season presents real opportunities to build your pedalling muscles along with conditioning the core giving you a solid platform for pedalling. This routine will make you stronger for the start …

Foam roller, why do I need one?
21 Oct

Foam roller, why do I need one?

21st October 2015 Read More

Foam roller, why do I need one?

By James Walsgrove

What is foam rolling? Basically it is a form of self-massaging that can be done at your home. We all know how great your legs feel after a really good message although they can become expensive if you are having them regularly so the foam roller is a great investment to save you time and …