As much as I love the kettlebell swing for its ability to improve hip power on the bike it does have a couple of drawbacks. First, it is a bilateral exercise, meaning that your feet are placed symmetrically on the ground. This is not how the feet are placed on your bike and this means that using a Stagger Stance is more specific to how we will actually apply power when pedaling.
A good Push Press will work the legs and core as much as the upper body, making it a great Total Body Power Exercise.
Second, it doesn’t address the standing pedaling movement pattern as well as a Push Press can. The Push Press looks like an upper body exercise but the truth is that it is really a leg exercise – you are creating the power with the leg dip and drive and simply adding to it with the arms. A good Push Press will work the legs and core as much as the upper body, making it a great Total Body Power Exercise.
So, if you combine these two things together you get a Stagger Stance Push Press. In this video I show you how to do this unique power training exercise as well as explain more about how it applies to the trail.