Virtually every action you perform on the bike requires the use of your upper body muscles.
Walk on your hands to improve strength, endurance, coordination, balance and flexibility.
Nine key exercises to build power, muscle and upper body strength and ultimately help you carry yourself through life.
Upper body strength is almost as important as powerful legs when it comes to cycling.
While many athletic routines focus on the lower body or core, increasing upper-body strength has several benefits, including better posture.
Did you ever wonder: “What type of upper body (arm toning) exercise is the best complement to 45 minute indoor cycling sessions?
Do these moves to strengthen your upper body to run faster, stride more efficiently—and score a super-toned back and biceps.
Learn all about the most important exercises to incorporate into an upper body workout routine (Plus we provide 3 full workouts that put it all together)
However, one or two sessions a week devoted to strengthening the biggest muscles in the body can go a long way in boosting power and keeping you on the bike.
While coach Brooks was talking about hockey, many runners take this adage to heart when it comes to strength training.