Does exercising solely through cycling cause injuries?
Hi Harry, doing only cycling for example can cause injuries to your lower back, it is very important to work on overall strength training through the winter and lower intensity during the season.
In cycling this would be, eg, when you’re climbing in too high a gear and exert enormous force on the pedals, sufficient to cause an injury to your leg, arm, or back. This would be more likely in a person who has gained strength in some other activity and only recently begun cycling intensely, however, such that their muscle and tendon strength was imbalanced for cycling – unlikely to occur in a regular cyclist.
I think you would be stressing your back and knees a lot more than other muscles. It might be good to do some weight lifting or body weight exercises as well.