Fitness Tests: Cycling Fitness

Are You Fit to Ride?

Find out where your body needs a boost with these cycling-specific fitness assessments

Fitness Tests for Cyclists

Are You Fit to Ride? // woman cyclist © Thinkstock

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Too many cyclists with bulging quads still struggle with a squishy core, wobbly hips, or stiff shoulders. On the bright side, fixing those issues will make you a more efficient rider, says Darcy Norman, a trainer with Athlete's Performance in Phoenix. Stand in front of a mirror or grab an observant friend and take these tests—the same ones Norman gave every member of team HTC-Highroad last year. If you fall short on any of them, do the corrective moves on nonride days or as a warm-up on ride days. You'll come out pedaling stronger than ever.

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