As a cyclist, bettering performance certainly involves time on the bike. But that’s not the only way to see gains. Cross-training, recovery, and fuel all contribute to stronger rides. Let these editor-tested top fitness and food choices feed your muscles and your miles, whether you’re lifting weights, clocking intervals, building endurance, or taking crucial downtime.

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Best Training Shoe
Minimus TR BOA V1
New Balance Minimus TR BOA V1
Now 10% Off
$135 at Amazon
Best Indoor Cycling Shoe
Shimano SH-IC501
Best Indoor Budget Bike
C6 Indoor Exercise Bike
Bowflex C6 Indoor Exercise Bike
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Best Inexpensive Zwift Setup
Speed Sensor 2
Garmin Speed Sensor 2
Best Inexpensive Zwift Setup
Van Rysel In'Ride 100
Decathlon Van Rysel In'Ride 100
Best Indoor Smart Trainer
Best Fitness Mat
The Workout Mat
Lululemon The Workout Mat
Best Dumbbells
NordicTrack 50 Lb iSelect Adjustable Dumbbells
Nordictrack NordicTrack 50 Lb iSelect Adjustable Dumbbells
Best At-Home Fitness Class Experience
Lululemon Studio
Best Connected Strength Device
Peloton Guide

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Best for Indoor Rides
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Best for Personal Training
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Best for Yoga & Pilates
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Best for Strength & HIIT
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Nike Training Club
Best for Meditation
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Yoga Wake Up

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Best Massage Gun
R1 Percussion Massage Gun
ROLL Recovery R1 Percussion Massage Gun
Best Compression Therapy
Normatec Go
Best Foam Roller
High-Density Round Foam Roller 36 Inch
Amazon Basics High-Density Round Foam Roller 36 Inch

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Best for In-Depth Stats
Forerunner 255 Music
Garmin Forerunner 255 Music
Now 10% Off
Best Budget-Friendly Tracker
Inspire 3
Best for Easy Integration
Watch Series 8
Apple Watch Series 8
Best Recovery Tracker
Oura Ring Gen3
Oura Ring Gen3

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Lil Bucks Clusterbucks
Plant-Based Protein Bars
Aloha Plant-Based Protein Bars
Evergreen Waffles
Musical Mango Energy Bar
Jambar Musical Mango Energy Bar
Kram The OG PB&J
Superfood Energy Bites
Snacks for Wellness Superfood Energy Bites
Baked Green Pea Snacks
Harvest Snaps Baked Green Pea Snacks
Electrolyte Packets
DripDrop Electrolyte Packets
Electrolyte Tablets
Nuun Electrolyte Tablets
Now 31% Off
Gnarly Fuel₂O
Gnarly Fuel₂O
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Mallory Creveling
Deputy Editor, Health & Fitness

Mallory Creveling, an ACE-certified personal trainer and RRCA-certified run coach, joined the Runner's World and Bicycling team in August 2021. She has more than a decade of experience covering fitness, health, and nutrition. As a freelance writer, her work appeared in Women's Health, Self, Men's Journal, Reader's Digest, and more. She has also held staff editorial positions at Family Circle and Shape magazines, as well as A former New Yorker/Brooklynite, she's now based in Easton, PA.