In cycling, sprinting is more than just “pedal really hard a bunch of times.” If you’ve ever watched a professional sprint, you may realize that there’s a certain absolute beauty in the type of activity they excel at. While they may be boring on TV, field sprints are perhaps the hardest parts of any race. Yes, a mountaintop finish requires power to weight ratio, the ability to suffer and some amount of tactical prowess, but sprinting well is a combination of massive tactical brainpower as well as leg power. Cycling sprint training is the bridge between getting strong and actually knowing how to execute a proper sprint out on the road.
Today, we’ll talk about building leg power, neuromuscular fitness and technique and finesse that you’ll need to succeed. You’ll learn that a sprinter needs more than the ability to go fast. I’ll explain how cycling sprint training should be broken down into the composite parts so that you can effectively train all parts of the system together. If you ignore one part of the equation, you may wonder why you’re not getting faster, you may wonder why others are beating you, and you might even end up with an injury.
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