Single Leg Exercises to Develop Quadriceps and Hip Strength

Most cyclists can feel that as you ride, your quadriceps and hip muscles are providing a majority of the power to the pedal stroke. These muscle actions occur on one pedal at a time, sometimes for several hours. Therefore, it’s important to come up with a plan to keep your quadriceps and hips strong to minimize the possibility of overuse injuries and improve your strength and power.
Single-leg exercises:

  • Reduce muscle imbalances
  • Emphasize balance and coordination
  • Work muscles in an integrated fashion, making these exercises ideal for other sports and activities
  • Are time-efficient, making it easy to include them in an in-season workout

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