Strength training improves performance and pedaling characteristics in elite cyclists.

@article{Rnnestad2015StrengthTI,
  title={Strength training improves performance and pedaling characteristics in elite cyclists.},
  author={Bent R R\onnestad and Joar Hansen and Ivana Hollan and Stian Ellefsen},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  year={2015},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={
          e89-98
        }
}
The purpose was to investigate the effect of 25 weeks heavy strength training in young elite cyclists. Nine cyclists performed endurance training and heavy strength training (ES) while seven cyclists performed endurance training only (E). ES, but not E, resulted in increases in isometric half squat performance, lean lower body mass, peak power output during Wingate test, peak aerobic power output (W(max)), power output at 4 mmol L(-1)[la(-)], mean power output during 40-min all-out trial, and… CONTINUE READING
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