Sir Bradley Wiggins had a stellar 2012. The pro cyclist was the first to win Olympic gold and the Tour de France in the same year, exploits that earned the now-34-year-old Belgiun-born talent the title of “Sir” and propelled him into some elite company.
After an up-and-down 2013 that saw him take home silver in the time trial at the world championship but struggle through the Giro d'Italia and miss the Tour de France with a knee injury, Wiggins is prepared to take on the world again in 2014. He talked to us about his favorite gym exercise, the value of video, and why it's essential to pretend the summit is just a bit further than you'd like it to be.
Hit the Weights
It's something I've been doing a lot more recently. I do a lot of core work but also lifting weights to get physically stronger without trying to bulk up too much. It's really aided me a lot, specifically in the time-trial position where I'm trying to knock out such high power in an unorthodox position. I do a lot of back work like Bulgarian squats. You need to think about stability when you do them, so they work a lot of different areas. It's not just leg pressing as much as you can; it's about strengthening the muscles that are already there.
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