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i am also a big fan of kettlebells, and believe they are a great suplement to cycling and overall fitness. One can get massively strong and lean with kettlebell drills as a base for strength training. I like most: KB swings, snatches, TGU's, windmills, c+j's, overhead squats, side plank/jerks, warrior row/pushups and 1 legged squats. These 9 exercises will be all one needs. I think windmills are tremendous for ham and oblique strength and shoulder stability. If you think you are tough, a few sets of KB complexes will humiliate you. Very high intensity.
Great for getting familiar with lactic acid in other areas besides the quads.
By the way: one does not need KB's to do these exercises, dumbells should work nearly as well while being much cheaper.
To keep in mind: if you are not really familiar with traditional exercises such as squats and deadlifts, be careful with KB exercises as they are dynamic and one must be in good control and be strong to do these safely, IMO.
I am an ex-powerlifter and current Personal Trainer.