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THE TRAINING YOU DO OFF THE BIKE CAN HAVE AS LARGE AN IMPACT AS THE TRAINING YOU DO ON THE BIKE. IN THIS ARTICLE WE LOOK AT PROGRESSIVE STRENGTH TRAINING EXERCISES IN THE GYM.

Coach’s Corner

SARAH HUNTER

Sarah Hunter is an associate coach for FTP Training. She is a qualified Triathlon Coach and has a certification in Fitness. She's a lifetime competitive athlete with a 20 year passion for cycling including Ironman triathlon, multi day MTB races, TTs, CX and crits. Her passion for cycling and strength training is boundless and infectious.

ALTHOUGH CYCLING IS often thought of as purely leg focused, other muscles are also engaged to help stabilise the body.

The quads and glutes are the powerhouse muscles for any cyclist, however in order to stabilise the hips during a pedalling motion the hip flexor muscles must be engaged. Other muscles in the back – primarily the quadratus lumborum (QL) and the obliques need to work to reduce hip tilt and keep the lower back stabilised.

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