I am getting into the gym this fall to start adding into what I’m doing with cycling. It’s in the midst of cyclocross season, so I’m just getting adapted at first and not going heavy. Just reps in the major areas I want to work. Lifting for cycling is different then what I did in college football, both on reps and the specificity of cycling.
I’m also having fun though - this feels more natural to me then anything I’ve done so far cause of the years of experience with it. Using the Apple Reminders app to put a workout together (Daily Workout) to check each lift off as I go through it. Thinking of muscle groups that I “feel” when I ride hard - and putting efforts together to micmic how that muscle group is used.
Beyond the obvious of glutes, hamstrings and quads - definitely focusing on the stabilizing muscle groups. Abs and back - they are the foundation that let’s the legs give out power. Strong legs and weak stomach makes your back sting and hurt. Anyone doing cyclocross right now can be a witness to that.
What are you doing different this year for your training?