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Cross-Training is Essential to Improve Performance

Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) July 20, 2017 0 comments

So often you’ll read that spending time in the saddle gives you well shaped and toned buttocks. Alas, this couldn’t be further from the truth. For riders who put in extra hours of riding per week, but neglect to train off the bike, the net result can be a weak core, persistent pelvic girdle pain and a visibly wasted butt!

One study found that whereas normal humans could hold a static gluteal contraction (hip extension) for 35 seconds, a competitive cyclist could only sustain the same contraction for 5 seconds – that’s a potential weakness of 85% compared to a non-cyclist! Read further to understand how this happens and why cross-training is essential to improve performance, decrease pain and tone that ass.

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