How to improve your pedalling technique

Cycling weekly takes a look at how to improve your pedalling technique with the right, off-the-bike, exercises

Perfect your pedalling

Traditionally, cyclists' training has involved three things: 1) ride your bike, 2) ride your bike and 3) ride your bike some more. However, it can be very difficult to improve the strength and control of a specific muscle group responsible for a part of your pedalling just by riding the bike.

The pedal stroke can be broken down into four phases, with different muscles responsible for each phase. Weight training is a very time-efficient way specifically to strengthen these muscles.

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