Strength Training for Cycling?

Robert Gaggini
Gym Weights


Does a gym weights program have any benefit to your cycling?

There is thought that weight training is detrimental to the endurance sport of cycling.

There are concerns of weight gain.

So Why? How? and When?



To Increase Power.

Power is the ability to exert a maximal strength against a load in a as short a time as possible.

Therefore for the same time;

Increase in Strength = Increase in Power



  •  3 sessions per week
  • 8-12 weeks
  • 3 phases, preliminary, hypertrophy, strength
  • As little as 6 exercises per session, 30-45 minutes
  • Best in a well equipped GYM
  • Complete Program including Legs, Back, Chest, Arms and Core
  • Accompany with "On Bike" strength program


  • Best during off Season
  • Best during winter months
  • Prior to HIT program
  • With Recovery Program
  • Not during Race Schedule

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Robert Gaggini
Mt Gambier Winner 2005




Robert Gaggini is founder of Adelaide Cycling Academy and owner of Infuga Retreat. As a cycling coach Robert brings years of experience to a wide range of Cycling Activities.


Winner of multiple cycle races including Mt Gambier 100mile classic 2005, and Alphutte 2003, (4th in 2012). Participant in a variety of endurance events including Paris-Brest-Paris, and is a 40km per day commuter for over 20years.


If you require any assistance with training plans, cycle coaching or if you just want to ride faster, Robert is happy to assist.





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