Friday, March 14, 2014

Exercises to Improve Cycling Power

Thanks to Laura for sharing this with all of us who are training for this year's Huntsman 140: an article titled "5 Exercises to Improve Cycling Power."

The exercises are plyometric box-jumping, dumbbell step-up, dumbbell side lunge, deadlift stiff leg, and barbell hip thrust. I can see why these will all help improve cycling power. As Robert told us in spin class one day, it's important to "...use the appropriate exercise to accomplish your specific goal."

Unfortunately, to me these 5 exercises all look incredibly ... impossible.

But I did read the article and I will try the exercises, right? Yes. And I'll keep going to Body Pump and Body Combat classes and of course keep training with Derek.


  1. The one that I know is a challenge for me is the box-jumping. I don't have a good place to do it with any soft surfaces nearby, and falling as an adult is not as harmless an option as when you're a kid. So I've been starting to do the other four, but can't quite bring myself to do the box-jumping yet. Gravity is my enemy.

  2. Doesn't work if you have a damaged knee. I guess I'll just have to "Dahlia" it.

  3. Say, have you thought about trying massive doses of sugar? ;-)