Mountain Bike Coach James Wilson

My Unique Programs are Guaranteed to Take Your Riding to
a Higher Level.

Regardless if you’re an XC racer, weekend downhiller, experienced enduro champion, or a mountain bike beginner who’s just looking to keep up with your friends, these programs will make you faster, stronger and better on the trail—so start improving today!

James Wilson
Author and Professional
Mountain Bike Coach

The Ultimate MTB Workout Program

This workout program is designed with one simple purpose—to be the best mountain bike training program on the planet. When you’re ready to take your training to a higher level, you can’t do better than this.
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MTB Kettlebell Conditioning Program

This program combines the power and endurance benefits of kettlebell training with the unique perspective of MTB Strength Training Systems — a workout program that is sure to challenge even the fittest rider.
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MTB DB Combos 12 Week Program

This workout program is simple but brutally effective. Perfect for starting your strength training journey or adding a new challenge to your current workout, this workout belongs in every rider’s toolbox.
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February
9

There are few exercises I like as much as a good kettlebell swing. For a mountain biker, few exercises can come as close to riding your bike on a tough trail as a hard set of swings. You’re working your back, core and grip while building strength and high tension cardio. Add in the fact you are using one of the...

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February
2

It is hard to believe that it has been over two years since I first put together the original Flat Pedal Revolution Manifesto. At the time my main motivation for creating it was to put a collection of articles I had written together into one place for easy reference. I had spent a couple years outlining my arguments...

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January
26

As a strength coach I get asked a lot of questions about how “strong” someone needs to be. They usually have an exercise in mind and the thought process is that once you are “this strong” with the exercise you’ll be able to kick ass on your bike. Hell, I’ve even contributed to this mindset in the past...

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January
21

Something I’ve learned over the years of trying to become more proficient at cornering my mountain bike is that there is a big difference between just riding on top of your bike through a corner and being able to drive your bike into and pump out of the corner. I’ve seen riders who are able to literally gain...

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January
19

Yesterday I got a great lesson in hubris that we all have to learn from time to time. I had a pretty good OTB crash coming down the entrance to Horsethief Bench at the first of the two crux moves you have to make, an off camber roll down a short vertical rock face. That moves feeds you into another section of...

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January
14

Last week I shared a video showing how standing pedaling can be just as efficient as seated pedaling. In the video a rider who uses the same amount of oxygen (an indicator of movement efficiency) during two 10 minute time trials, the first being done seated the whole time and the second one alternating 30 seconds of...

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