Kettlebells could make you a faster and safer mountain biker. (Photo: R24)

Kettlebells could make you a faster and safer mountain biker. (Photo: R24)

Cyclists might dominate any local gym's stationary bike section, but you'll hardly find them anywhere near the weights.

Power-to-weight ratios dominate the training principles in cycling. Aerobic endurance and V?O2 max numbers matter. Not whether you can benchpress your body weight.

Mountain bikers would rather be out spending more time on the trails, than hanging from a pull-up bar. Or doing concentric movements with some dumbbells. But are they missing out?

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