I am relatively new to road cycling (almost 1 yr now) and am looking for ways to increase muscle mass of my legs using cycling training.
I have been doing squats and deadlifts in the gym, but have been advised to stay clear of these for a while due to a hip complaint in relation to a knee op last year (hence the reason I started cycling).
I do not want to stop the progress I have been making in the gym, purely because I cannot squat etc. Can anyone give me some advice as to the type of training I can do on the bike to increase bulk and power. Should I be focusing primerilary on hill climbs for example? Short/long?
Any advice would be appreciated,
All the best,