Vol.058 - Advanced Weight-Training Strategies for Road Cycling - Dr.Jeff Spencer - Video


About Dr. Jeff Spencer

Dr. Spencer for more than 20 years, has run a successful practice that focuses on the integration of therapeutic nutrition and chiropractic care in the prevention and treatment of injury. A former champion cyclist who competed on the 1972 United States Olympic Team as a sprint cyclist. Dr. Spencer currently serves as chiropractor for the United States Postal Service Professional Cycling Team. For the past three years he has provided on-site support, helping Lance Armstrong win the 1999, 2000 and 2001 Tour de France races. Dr. Spencer graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California with Masters degree in Sports Science and later graduated from the Cleveland Chiropractic College, where he received the top clinician of the year award. Dr. Spencer is currently on the postgraduate faculty at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, teaching the sports injury component of the rehabilitation diplomate course. He also presents seminars throughout the United States and Europe on neuromusculoskeletal assessment and care.

About the Video

Weight training is an important element for every road cyclist in countering the tremendous strain placed on their musculoskeletal systems from the sheer physical demands of training, racing and the postural stress from the rider position on the bicycle. Effective weight training programs for the
road cyclist must contain strategies to optimize performance on the bicycle while minimizing muscle hypertrophy. In addition, equalizing the muscle
strength imbalances derived from the body's position on the bicycle will be addressed. Optimal outcomes in a road cyclist's weight training program, is to produce the most efficient pedal stroke possible while transferring maximum energy to the pedal, thus producing the least amount of stress in the musculoskeletal system.