Running and cycling is more than just keeping up a long-distance sport but to maintain strength in the legs. You want to ensure the glutes and hips have a powerful stride. One way to strengthen those areas, as Dr. Allison Haynes, DPT, demonstrates, is with a loop band.
Lie on your back and place the loop around your feet. Engage the deep belly muscles by putting your hands right inside the hip bones and draw your bellybutton into the spine. You’ll feel that muscle engage. It’s important to establish that muscle to keep the back stable. As you cycle the legs, avoid arching the back or activating the neck or arms.