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Torque Training: Do Your Strength Training on the Bike

Build muscular strength by riding at a very low cadence up a hill.

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Build muscular strength by riding at a very low cadence up a hill. As five-time world champion Lesley Paterson explains, this torque training technique is all about maximizing muscle recruitment. Basically, you’re doing strength training on your bike! Gather your training group and get to work — you’ll get more mileage in and become a stronger overall athlete.

The Torque Training Workout

– 2 minutes 8/10 RPE, 40-60 RPM, seated
– 2 minutes recovery
– 2 minutes 8/10 RPE, 40-60 RPM, standing
– 2 minutes recovery

Repeat 4x