4 Bone-Strengthening Exercises for Cyclists

As you age, cycling can have many positive benefits that will improve the quality of your life. It can enhance your cardiovascular system, increase lower extremity strength, and promote your overall health, but that doesn't mean it's all you should be doing.

In fact, including some form of weight training into your fitness routine is essential, especially as the years start to pile on. Lifting weights will build stronger bones, tendons and ligaments, and can also help to fight against muscle atrophy, which can occur at an alarming rate as you age.

To improve bone density in your hips and spine, you will need to load them in a way cycling can't. Squats, deadlifts, and shoulder presses will do just that—making these exercises the perfect complement to your cycling and to your overall fitness.

Try these four exercises that will go a long way to preserving your health in the years ahead.

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