Ask a coach: 'Why am I not seeing gains in my glutes?’

Your glutes are one of the key power-drivers of your pedal stroke - yet it seems some people are not getting the 'gains' they expected. We unpack what's going wrong and how to put it right

Male cyclist riding out the saddle
(Image credit: Future)

Laugh if you like, but Google reveals that there's a sizable number of people interested in the 'gains' they can expect for their glutes as a result of cycling. 

To be sure, there is plenty of potential: the gluteus maximus is the largest muscle in your body, and it plays a vital role in your ability to produce power throughout the pedal stroke. 

Alex Welburn
Alex Welburn

Performance cycling coach Alex Welburn is one of the experts who will be answering your questions in Cycling Weekly's Ask a Cycling Coach series, online every Wednesday. He's currently completing a PhD on Critical power and W' at Loughborough University whilst also managing the Performance Project, in which he coaches athletes and provides consultation.

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