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Six exercises to help you strengthen your body's weakest links

Oct 12, 2011
Outside Magazine
Cycling exercises

Exercises for cyclists    Photo: Michael Hanson


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Runners get shin splints. Skiers get torn ACLs. Why? The repetitive nature of any sport takes a toll on our bodies’ weakest points. The good news is that the cure for most of these injuries is also the surest way to prevent them: reinforcing those weak links. Vern ­Gam­betta, whose Gambetta Sports Training Systems in Sarasota, Florida, specializes in whole-body fitness and rehabilitation, offers the follow­ing exercise prescriptions to forestall some of the most ­frequent sport-specific injuries.