Category: Strength

The Power of Group Training

Take Advantage of Group Dynamics to Better Your Strength Workouts It’s 6:45 AM on November 21st several years ago. Snow and ice blow over the sidewalks as early-risers pour their first cup of coffee. Most people will be on their

Putting Down the Weights — When to Transition from Off-Season Weight Training

Cold, wet weather in late fall drives athletes indoors, making it easy to decide when to start weight training. Knowing when to end regular lifting in the late winter or spring can be more of a challenge. Following a weight-training

Strength Exercise Instruction: Leg Curl

Leg Curl Exercise. Neutral start position, by Wenzel Coaching

Lying, Seated or Standing Leg Curl The leg curl that Wenzel Coaching includes in its lifting routine is intended to strengthen muscles, tendons and ligaments of the lower body. The primary muscles that are activated are the hamstrings. Secondary muscles

Strength Exercise Instruction: Cyclists Deadlift

A cyclist demonstrates the cyclists deadlift with slightly bent legs

The cyclists dead lift is a multi-joint exercise that is intended to strengthen muscles and ligaments and improve flexibility in the lower body — primarily the hamstring and gluteus maximus muscles at the hip and secondarily the quadriceps at the

Strength Exercise Instruction: Seated Leg Press

Front view of an athlete doing the seated leg press exercise

The leg press in Wenzel Coaching lifting routines strengthens muscles, tendons and ligaments of the lower body. Muscles that are activated include the gluteus maximus, quadriceps and hamstring muscles. The lower reps and higher weight are intended to work on

Strength Exercise Instruction: Partial Squat

An athlete demonstrates the lower position of the partial squat.

The partial squat that Wenzel Coaching includes in its lifting routine is intended to strengthen muscles and ligaments and improve flexibility in the lower body —particularly the hamstring, quadriceps and gluteus maximus muscles. Cyclists tend to have underdeveloped hamstrings and overdeveloped

Core Strength for Cycling

Core strength is the tie that links the arms stabilizing the handlebars with the power going into the pedals on the bike. When your core is strong, both everyday and dynamic movements feel more natural and empowered. The exercises in

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