I do reformer pilates classes twice per week. Obviously it's great for core, but we also do a lot of leg work (different kinds of squats, jumping, donkey kicks, etc. reclining on the reformer), and some intense upper body. I LOVE pilates. I think it's particularly great for cycling because a lot of the leg work we do is cycling specific, it makes my core way stronger, and the upper body is intense but won't make me put on a lot of extra weight I'll have to carry around come summer.
For specific weight training, I like the "Body Sculpting Bible" series as a guide. Great for ideas and clarification.
It's really great that you're looking into strength training because cycling, while great for you, doesn't do much to strengthen the bones in the hips and lower back, making life-long cyclists at risk for fractures later in life.
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