I'm starting to feel the benefits of the strength training, and I'm looking forward to starting the next round after the holidays, when I can rely on being able to lift twice a week.
The goal is another six weeks of strength work, but this time with some unliateral movement to make sure I'm keeping everything in balance, and to give cycling-specificity a nod.
|loaded carry||farmer walks|
It's a simple collection of basic strength exercises, all of which are new for this cycle to make sure my body doesn't get used to them.
Since I saw a marked drop in performance gains starting at around week 3 of the last cycle, I'll put together a different set of exercises for weeks 4-6 of this cycle, and incorporate some power-building movements.
|squat||goblet squat & box jump|
|hinge||kettle bell swings|
|loaded carry||rack position walks|
That should keep me busy for a few weeks. Around the beginning of March should be prime time to take on some big new rides, and post new PRs on old favorites.