If cycling is predominantly an aerobic activity, then why allocate some of your precious training time to weightlifting? Besides, doesn’t lifting add bulk (which you definitely want to avoid)?
If this reflects your attitude, then do yourself a favor and read Patrick Walle’s 5 reasons why you need to lift weights for faster cycling.
Logically you’d guess that lifting would increase the force you can apply on the pedals. That’s true… and it equates to more speed. But did you also know that after just 8 weeks of strength training, cycling economy improves by 5%?
Learn more about these and other benefits of pumping iron. See you in the gym!