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5 big questions about home strength training for cyclists answered

5 big questions about home strength training for cyclists answered

Gymera – Strength training Gymera, the world’s first ‘playful smart home gym’, has just launched on Kickstarter. We look at why this all-in-one home workout…

Friday, Dec 09

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Gymera – Strength training Gymera, the world’s first ‘playful smart home gym’, has just launched on Kickstarter. We look at why this all-in-one home workout station could be just right for cyclists

We know when it comes to the general idea of exercise, we’re preaching to the converted here at road.cc. We’re all cyclists, right? So we all know the benefits of keeping fit; we all know the buzz that comes with an endorphin surge; we all like the idea of looking good, living long and being active.

But let’s not kid ourselves. Cycling is a fantastic way to keep bodyweight low and cardiovascular abilities high, but when it comes to all-over body toning, it’s not exactly perfect. You’ll get a lovely firm bottom and ripped legs, but the muscles above your waist are rather left to fend for themselves. And that could actually have a negative effect on your cycling.

The solution to this problem is to come up with a programme of specific all-body workout sessions. But where do you start? New home gym brand Gymera (link is external) thinks it has the ultimate answer. Here’s why. Why do I need to work out at home?

It’s a good point – after all, there’s nothing better than being out in the fresh air on your bike. However, with winter having arrived, it’s a good time to spend some sessions indoors focusing on things like core strength.

We mentioned that cycling doesn’t have a great effect on upper body […]

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