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Core Values

Get faster with our midsection makeover—no crunches required<p>You probably know that a strong core is key to ­riding better. But you may be surprised that there’s more to your core than just abs, and that relying on crunches alone won’t do the trick. Too many cyclists forget the muscles that cycling …

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Lactate Threshold 101

When it comes to training, LT is the new max heart rate. Understand it, find where yours is, then raise it for better performance.<p>Lactate threshold is the glass ceiling of cycling performance—it's an invisible barrier that keeps you down. When you do crack through, the rewards are sweet.<p>"For the …

Keep Your Legs Strong in the Off-Season with These Strength Moves

5 strength moves for ridiculously powerful and extremely sexy legs.<p>Bulging quads and diamond-cut calves are telltale signs you're a cyclist. Use these moves to boost your power, chisel your form, and keep your legs strong in the cycling off-season. Do two sets of 10 to 12 reps twice a week.<p><b>Strength</b> …

Perfect Pedaling: Get a Better Pedal Stroke

Get the most energy from each crank revolution with these tips for proper pedaling<p>Pedaling in a simple circle is a complex thing, but mastering it can save energy, says Todd Carver, biomechanist at Colorado's Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. He says that with proper ankling (shown here; not the …

15 Proven Ways to Get Faster

Here are 15 tips from top experts, recent scientific research and our own savvy staffers that will turbocharge your training without taking more time

Your Best Cycling Body Ever

Get into Tour-worthy shape with these core, flexibility and high-impact exercises.

Quick Cycling Workouts for Power and Endurance

This is gonna hurt. But it’ll be worth it. These innovative interval workouts will make you faster and stronger—by next month. (Yes, we’re serious.)<p>This is gonna hurt. But it’ll be worth it. These innovative workouts will make you faster and stronger—by next month. (Yes, we’re serious.)

The Get Faster Workout

<b>Everyone wants to get faster. Well you can. All you need is a watch, a little patience and just two days a week</b>. <i>– By Selene Yeager</i><p>In a study of 38 …

Cycling

Start Spinning: Ride Inside

A rainy afternoon doesn't mean your training day is a wash; try these indoor-trainer workouts designed by Neil Browne, associate coach at Wenzel Coaching (wenzelcoaching.com).<p>Browne recommends having a specific program and sticking to it; hopping on a trainer for 45 minutes of aimless pedaling will …

101 Bike Maintenance Tips Every Cyclist Should Know

Your guide to a longer cycling life—for your bicycle, your gear, even a few friendships<p>Your bicycle doesn’t run on leg power alone. It also needs a little lube, a lotta­ love, and a good ­listen. You may not know every remedy your bike needs to live a long life, but you can gain enough wisdom along …

Build Your Best Body

A gym-despiser's guide to easy off-season training<p>When it comes to cyclists and strength training, there are two immutable truths: We have to do it if we want to rebuild strength for next spring, and we'd much rather be organizing our sock drawers.<p>So here's our ultimate time-efficient gym workout: …

Butt Seriously

To strengthen your core, you have to get tough on your rear<p>If you've been around any coach with a pulse the past couple of years, you've heard the words "core strength"—referring to the muscles in your abs, sides and back. But the true source of strength starts where the core ends: in the power …

Brace Yourself

3 simple exercises to help you ride stronger<p>Riding all day nearly always exposes your weakest link, which for most riders is the core. "The core area—that's your abs, lower back, obliques, hips and glutes—helps transfer power to the pedals, as well as stabilize the rider on the bike," says national …

Get Fit Faster

Choose a few of these short, intense workouts each week—and you'll be ready for your most explosive spring ever

Are You Fit to Ride?

Find out where your body needs a boost with these cycling-specific fitness assessments.<p>Too many cyclists with bulging quads still struggle with a squishy core, wobbly hips, or stiff shoulders. On the bright side, fixing those issues will make you a more efficient rider, says Darcy Norman, a trainer …