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5 Exercises to Build a Better Body for Cycling

Perform these favorite gym moves from world-class pro cyclists to jump start your season and get in kickass cycling shape.

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Cyclist Says: “The agility ladder is a great combo of cardio and strength training,” says sprinter Guillaume Boivin, who likely picked up this speed and coordination drill while training on the ice for his first love, hockey, growing up in Canada.

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Boivin's ladder moves: Using resistance bands wrapped around your ankles, shuffle from side-to-side through the ladder for 20 minutes. Or if you have access to a Jacobs Ladder—an angled, self-paced, ladder-like piece of equipment—at your gym, climb up and down (that's one rep) for 100 reps.

 


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