How to self-test for weaknesses that could affect your cycling

Be methodical, film yourself, and then be diligent with a specific routine of exercises writes David Skinner

There is an old adage: you’re only as strong as your weakest link. But how many of us proactively seek to identify these weaknesses and work on their underlying causes?

There are two main reasons for addressing and correcting weaker areas: performance and health. The question is, how?

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).