Menachem Brodie on Strength Training for the Competitive Cyclist

Involved in the health & fitness fields for nearly 25 years and coaching since 2000, Menachem Brodie’s last 12 years have focused on strength training for cyclists & triathletes.

Over that time he has become the world leader on strength training for cyclists & triathletes, speaking & presenting internationally on the subject and having developed the worlds first Strength Training for Cyclists Certification course, which launches January 2020.

Brodie is a regular contributor to PEZ Cycling News, Training Peaks, and has appeared in many popular endurance sports magazines such as VeloNews, Global Cycling Network, Triathlete, Runner’s World, Bicycling, SHAPE and more. Menachem is a strong proponent of raising the level of training for female athletes everywhere, by training according to their unique physiology & needs.

A huge nerd, when he’s not coaching you can find him drinking french press coffee and reading a book or taking some con-ed course…tortoise shell nerd glasses and all.


This Week on the Physical Preparation Podcast:

  • How a college basketball player (and potential coach) got started in the world of competitive cycling.
  • The various disciplines in cycling, and what makes each of them unique.
  • How strength training should be incorporated into a complete training program.
  • The areas Menachem focuses on and works to “bulletproof” to keep his athletes healthy and on the bike.
  • How he fits strength and power development into an already jam-packed schedule.
  • Male vs. Female cyclists: Is there a difference between how you program for them?
  • The BIG question.
  • The ONE message he would get across to all cyclists if he could.


Resources Mentioned:

  • Strength Training for Cyclists Certification (Coming soon)


Connect with Menachem:


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