While cardiovascular fitness is a must for high-level cycling, improved leg strength can help with a more balanced physique.
Try these four exercises to build thighs, quads and calves of steel that German track cyclist Robert Förstemann would approve of.
1. Squat jumps
Doing squats is beneficial for cyclists because it helps to keep the hamstrings balanced by working them in a different way to the pedalling action.
3. One-legged pedalling
4. Calf raises
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