The overall aim of any strength & conditioning (S & C) program is to reduce the risk of injury, increase performance and often educate athletes to how they can train more efficiently. More specifically with S & C aimed at cycling performance, the goal should be to create the most efficient athlete on the bike – this can be achieved through targeting improvements in mobility, strength, muscular endurance and conditioning.
Why is strength and conditioning important?
The stronger and more mobile the athlete, the lessened chance fatigue is going to have an affect on riding technique, which will subsequently increase cycling efficiency. Tired athletes leak power so creating a strong and stable base to produce power from will ultimately make you faster, fitter and less susceptible to injury.
This plan is 14 weeks long and is split into 7 progressive phases. This can be repeated or extended if you are struggling with any of the movement patterns