107: Strength Training as a Cyclist vs. a Non-Cyclist + 3 Rules You Need to Follow


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In this episode, we’re going to dive into what makes strength training for cyclists so different than for someone who doesn't ride bikes. Dialed Health is strength training for cyclists, right? But, why is this distinction so important? What is so different about training for a cyclist vs. a non-cyclists? Is it really that big of a deal?

Now, if you're an average joe, you can go to the gym and smoke your legs. They'll feel sore of the next couple days, and then you'll go do it again, and again, and again. That's great. This is a typical training program as a non-cyclist – high volume for legs that causes you to feel smoked after. Honestly, it feels great!

If you’re a cyclist on the other hand and follow a plan like this, you’re going to feel great after the workout and you’ll also probably feel like you're getting super strong. But the reality is that the next day when you try to peddle your bike, you're going to struggle. It is the most frustrating thing ever because not only did you have the pain of the work out the day before, but once you get your bike, you quickly realize you overdid it. Your ride is going to suck, and even worse, you’re not even going to get faster.

Let’s avoid this from happening! So if your typical high volume leg day workouts aren’t going to make you stronger and faster on your bike, what will? I’m about to tell you in this episode of the Dialed Health Podcast.

P.S. This episode is actually a re-release of episode #2! Honestly, it was crazy to go back a pull this episode and think about everything that has happened with Dialed Health between then and now. It makes me so thankful for each and everyone of you!

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