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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 …

Cycling core routine in less than 15mins!
21 Oct

Cycling core routine in less than 15mins!

21st October 2015 Read More

Cycling core routine in less than 15mins!

By James Walsgrove

The core is often neglected however if your looking to take your cycling to the next level then this can really help to give you a solid base for your legs to push from. It can often help back and neck pain on the bike especially when you start increasing the distance. Try to fit …

Essential foam roller routine in less than 10min!
21 Oct

Essential foam roller routine in less than 10min!

21st October 2015 Read More

Essential foam roller routine in less than 10min!

By James Walsgrove

This routine is essential and should be done if possible every day although a minimum of after every ride. Again ideally it’s best to do after you have had your shower and recovery meal although it can be done in the evening while your watching the television just make sure your muscles are not cold. …

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 …