Will weights really help your riding?!

My mate Phil is really killing it.

Really training hard on the bike and he has gotten MUCH fitter.

One thing he doesn’t do though is lift weights.

I was talking him into joining the gym and explaining the various benefits to him such as :

– Increased lactate tolerance

– More power

– More efficiency

– Better balance

– More strength to power up steep climbs

– More strength to soak up impacts

– More protection on crashes

– More strength to throw the bike around

– Better proprioception (that’s knowing where your body is in space)

– Better posture

And a bazillion more benefits.

​​​​​​​Seriously, the benefits are HUGE from weight training when it comes to your riding.

About 30% of this list already train in the gym… so they know the benefits.

The other 70% don’t.

​​​​​​​Phil asked me…

“Do you think I would notice a difference if I started weight training”

HELL YES!

100% he would notice a difference.

And so would you.

If you lift weights in the right way, you will notice a difference on the bike in less than a month.

Do it right.

And stick at it for 2-4 times per week and you WILL notice a difference.

Try it.

There’s a reason every pro-rider weight trains.

If you aren’t weight training you are missing out. Period 🙂 ​​​​​​​

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