Kristin Carpenter, DPT Co-Owner of MEND Physical Therapy, educated us on the importance of incorporating a strength training program into our training plan for better cycling performance, and for improved functional strength so that we may live more independently as we age. She encouraged us to gradually increase the weight we lift by considering a scale of “perceived exertion’ and “AMRAP’ (As Many Repetitions As Possible). Youtube videos demonstrating exercises to work each muscle group were shared and are available for reference. Kristin did an excellent job presenting the benefits of strength training for women cyclists along with the tools to help you get started. If you are working with an injury, or would like additional instruction call Mend Physical Therapy at 720 772-6780.