If you’re serious about improving your performance – whether its on the bike, on a run or in the pool – its key that you incorporate a structured weight training session as part of your regular training routine. Ideally 1-3 sessions per week will help develop your strength and deliver better results in your cycling races or triathlons – however its critical that you ensure you’re using the correct technique and build up gradually, so as to minimise the risk of injury.

In this highly informative episode of the excellent Fast Talk podcast by Velonews they look at why you should be spending time in the gym and including weight lifting into your weekly programme.