Injury, torrential downpours, and blizzards are no excuse for slacking off during your bike training time. You’ve got to stay on top of your game every season even when you’re in recovery mode. Here are a few exercises to help keep you in shape and increase your cycling skills even when you can’t get on a bike.
THE WRESTLER’S SQUAT
Keeping your legs on point and capable of bearing tough loads is the focal point of the wrestler’s squat. Not only does it help develop leg strength and endurance, but it also helps your balance and focuses your core.
It’s simple to do, in theory. Kneel on the floor or on an exercise mat and slowly, one leg at a time, step up into a squatting position. Your legs should never be straight during this process, and you shouldn’t be standing straight up either. Now, one leg at a time, step back into the kneeling position. Continue this for at least 60 seconds, go for two if you can, and alternate the lead leg halfway through.