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.
When is it best to strength-train around your time in the saddle? Ultimately, this post is the second installment in a longwinded way of saying “it depends.” But, with an understanding of intensity, we can narrow the bandwidth of options and hopefully make the best training decisions possible.
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.
When building a strength-training plan, there are several key variables to consider. In this series, we will discuss these pillars in hopes of creating a workable and relevant foundation of understanding when it comes to strength-training for cycling.