THE QUADZ I LL A WORKOUT
3 MOVES FOR STRONG SCULPTURED LEGS
MANY OF THE CYCLISTS Pete Morris races against don’t even know his real name. Everyone, even race announcers, refers to the muscular, flowing-haired rider as Thor, God of Thunder. “It has its pluses and minuses,” Morris says. “Everyone cheers for you, but you’re known as a mythical figure instead of who you really are.” Turns out Morris is also a sports nutritionist and cycling coach – and a big believer in strength training. “It will give you greater longevity in the sport,” he says. To boost your mobility, which is essential to power on the bike, Morris recommends full-body exercises like the Wall Ball (opposite). Work the move into your routine – at least four hours before you ride, if possible, for maximum benefit – and get ready to pedal longer and more powerfully than ever before. Bonus: it also makes working in the garden easier.
For more go-to power leg exercises, visit bicycling. co. za/ legday.