There are many ways to categorize or ‘bucket’ strength-training exercises. One way to do so is to characterize them by the limbs used to complete them. Today we will take a brief dive into the value of single-limb (or unilateral) training.
Due to minimal muscle fatigue and damage accrued, but a high neural demand, overcoming isometrics can be an invaluable tool for maintaining strength — especially for cyclists during race season.
While time in the saddle understandably takes precedence over most other aspects of performance, the warm-up itself can serve as its own micro-training session, not only to prepare for the hard work ahead that day, but also to aggregate marginal gains over time.