5 Hip-Strengthening Exercises for Cyclists

While many cyclists think of the quads and hamstrings as the muscles that power your pedal stroke, it's actually your hips and core that are the foundation.

To get faster on the bike, you need to increase the overall strength of your glutes, abductors, adductors and back extensors. Strengthening these muscles will also improve your balance and stability, which can help you with cornering, descending, or riding without hands in order to remove your cycling jacket.

Incorporate these five exercises into your weekly workout routine to build the strength you need to power through your cycling season.

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