Improve your core to improve your cycling.

Your core is everything from your shoulders down to your hips and toned abs alone won’t give you the strength you need to keep your back injury-free and your power steady on tough climbs.

“Your core stabilizes every part of your body, and that allows us to put more power into our pedals,” says Mike Durner, a cycling and certified strength and conditioning coach with Carmichael Training Systems. “With a weak core, everything else in your body will fatigue much more quickly.”

6 Most Effective Core Exercises for Cyclists

  1. Variations on Planks
  2. Windshield Wipers
  3. Glute Bridges
  4. Palloff Presses
  5. Balance Ball Pikes
  6. Russian Twists