Episode 56- General Physical Preparation vs. Strength Training for Performance for Cyclists & Triathletes

The strong savvy cyclist & triathlete podcast

In this episode we talk about the major differences between General Physical Preparation and Strength Training for Performance. While some believe that if you’re doing a sport you should “automatically be doing strength specific for that sport” in fact, those who do this lose a lot of EASY gains, as well as balance, that they can get out of first going through a general physical preparation program for 12-18 months.

On the other side, the vast majority of those strength training “for cyclists” or “for triathletes” programs out there are in fact just general physical preparation programs….usually with too much emphasis on “sport specific movements” (see “your sport you do very much the same movement, so it has to be good).

Learn the big differences, and why both GPP and Strength for performance each are necessary parts of your journey, at the right time.


We also talk a little about my first book, why it’s written the way it is, and how you can get the most out of it.

PezCycling New Blog Post- https://pezcyclingnews.com/toolbox/strength-training-for-actual-on-bike-performance/

Strength Training for Performance, The Bench Press (Video)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgkbAAarsdE

Strength Training for Cycling Performance (Book)



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Menachem Brodie

Menachem Brodie

Coaching since 2000, Menachem Brodie has been working with athletes in a number of settings, and a broad variety of sports.

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