MTB Strength Training Systems

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Discover how you can get an all-access pass to mountain biking’s premier fitness & skills coach and have him provide the direction and support you need to ride faster, longer and with more confidence on the trail!

Mountain bike training expert James Wilson is going to personally provide you with the strength and conditioning workouts, technical skills training videos and personal support that have helped win 3 National Championships and been used by thousands of riders around the world to have more fun on their bikes.

You’re about to discover the fastest, easiest and most cost-effective way to get expert advice from a world renowned mountain bike coach, but first, I want you to answer 3 questions…

  • Are you confused about the best way to see a significant improvement in your trail riding?
  • Are you overwhelmed with endless – and often times conflicting – advice being given by the mountain bike media and forum “experts”?
  • Are you sick and tired of trying new methods and pieces of advice that never seem to deliver on what they promise?

If you answered yes to any or all of those question then I have one more question for you…

Would you like for someone to cut through all the BS and hype and tell you exactly what works and how to best go about achieving your personal riding goals?

If so then I have the perfect solution…

My name is James Wilson and like you I live to ride my mountain bike. Since I bought my first mountain bike in 2000 I have been obsessed with finding the best, most efficient ways to improve my skills and fitness levels where it matters most – on the trail!

You see, I am not what you would call a “natural rider”. I was one of the last guys up and down the hills and I still remember when any ride that didn’t have 5 crashes was a good ride. I saw how better riders would smoke me on the trail and I desperately wanted to know their secrets. I tried the usuall routes – trying to buy better performance with a new bike or upgraded parts – but that never resulted in sustained progress. Finally I realized that the key wasn’t in improving my equipment, it was in improving the engine that drove that equipment – me!

After years of trial and error I started to find training methods that resulted in massive improvements on the trail, resulting in less crashing and far more fun! When I started MTB Strength Training Systems in 2005 I wanted to bring the hard fought lessons that I had learned to my fellow riders so they could benefit from them as well. Everyone from World Cup Pros to weekend warriors have all achieved amazing success and personal bests while following the training programs I have developed.

I specialize in creating training programs that tie the fitness and skills you need on the trail into done-for-you workouts that build massive cardio, pedal crushing leg power and trail flow that will take you from the rider everyone is waiting for on group rides to the one setting the pace in record time.

Right now you may be thinking that all of this sounds great but you may also be wondering “who is this guy and why should I listen to him”? Well, I’m glad you asked…

My programs are so effective that they have helped win 3 National Championships and launch the career of the fastest rising DH star in recent memory, Aaron Gwin. I’ve worked with world cup teams and been consulted by some of the top mountain bike coaches in the world who realize that my unique perspective on training is unlike anything else in the mountain biking world.

I write a monthly training column for the #1 mountain bike website in the world, My programs have appeared in Decline Magazine, Mountain Bike Magazine,,,, and most recently in Men’s Health magazine. I am also the author of a chapter on my unique training system in an international best selling fitness book.

In short, I have produced results and shown that I know what I am talking about. However, this isn’t about me, it’s about you.

More specifically, what I can show you. Such as…

  • How to turn use strength training to help you ride faster, longer and with more confidence – Specific exercises relate directly to the types of movements you need on the trail and by understanding that connection you’ll know exactly which exercises to do and how to get the most out of them.
  • How to improve your technical skills – You’ll gain access to my Technical Skills Coaching Clinic videos where I show you how to work on the skills you need on the trail, including Body Position, Standing Pedaling, Seated Pedaling, Cornering, Manualing, Jumping and more.
  • How to go beyond “cardio training” and tap into Energy Systems Development (ESD) – Cardio capacity is only one part of the endurance equation and I’ll show you the cutting edge ESD workouts that will improve your ability to push harder and longer on the trail than you ever thought possible.
  • How to best balance strength, cardio and skills training to produce the exact results you are looking for. What good is knowing what to do if you don’t know how it all fits together? I’ll give you the weekly training plans you need to balance all aspects of your training for maximum results and minimum frustration.


Let’s face it; it can be tough to know who trust anymore in the mountain bike industry. From your local bike shop guy to your riding partners to that faceless forum “expert”, everyone seems to have an opinion on the best way to improve your fitness and skills on the trail…

Without ever having actually trained a single rider!

No real world experience, no credibility and no worthwhile information – most advice is simply riders repeating what they read or heard from another so-called expert, resulting in the same bad advice being circulated year after year.

Don’t waste another minute trying an ineffective method developed for road riding (trail riding is not “road riding on dirt”!) or spend another dollar on a new bike part, hoping that it is the “magic bullet” that will help you clean that section of trail that you always have to walk.

It is time to end the confusion and frustration that comes with progressing at a snails pace once and for all.

If you want to cut through the industry created hype and BS and discover the REAL truth about riding faster, longer and with more confidence on the trail then stick with someone who has been there, who’s walked the walk and has the track record to prove it.


Here’s what you’ll gain instant access to when you join the world’s most comprehensive and complete mountain bike training website today…

  • Annual Training Plans – The heart of your program lies here. You will find links to the different Annual Training Plans that I have created to give you a clear path for both Off-Season and In-Season training. You’ll also have access to Weekly Training Plans that show you exactly how to combine riding and training to see the best results. Everything is covered for you – exercises, sets and reps – and I remove all of the guesswork for you. I spend thousands of dollars and read dozens of books every year and this website gives you direct access to how I am applying the newest techniques I have learned. Simply log-in, download the workout program and watch the video demos, print off the training log and get ready for the most results-producing workouts of your life.
  • Skills Clinic Videos – In these Skills Clinic video showing you how to apply, practice and improve you technical skills on the bike. By breaking down each skill into the basic movement patterns needed – and showing you how certain exercises improve those movement patterns – I simplify this area of mountain bike training in a way that makes it immediately understandable and applicable. Skills training is where the “rubber meets the trail”, so to speak, and these videos will show you how to improve your body position, pedal stroke, cornering, manualing, bunny hopping and jumping – plus I listen to suggestions from Personal Coaching Website members on other skills that they want to learn about. It is like having a skills coach on call 24-7 who is dedicated to making sure you know how to ride with more confidence on the trail.
  • ESD/ Cardio Workouts – One of the least understood aspects of mountain bike training is Energy Systems Development, or the ability of the body to produce and utilize energy for the specific demands of different types of trail riding. “Cardio training” is not enough when it comes to developing the ability to ride faster and longer on the trail and I have sought out the best experts and resources to help me create the cutting edge ESD workouts that will have you smiling in disbelief as you shave minutes off your best times and crush hills that have always had the upper hand.
  • Exclusive Forum – Simply put, this is the only place that you can find me answering any and all questions about mountain bike training. Each week I get hundreds of emails from riders seeking advice and as much as I would like to answer each and every one – believe me, I’ve tried! – it would leave me burned out and unable to help anyone. That is when I realized I had to come up with a better way and that is why I created the MTB Strength Training Systems Personal Coaching Website forum.Through it you will gain immediate and exclusive access to me to answer any and all training questions – most questions are answered with 24 hours. I can help you modify your workouts to accommodate injuries, unusual schedules or anything else that can keep you from getting the most out of your training plan. You can even post videos of your exercise form for me to critique – the only other way to gain this type of access to me is to move to Grand Junction and join my training facility!
  • Nutrition – If you really want to see the best results from all your training efforts then you need to make sure that you are fueling yourself properly. Luckily for us this doesn’t have to be an overly complicated process. With the info you’ll find here you’ll know how to easily make smart nutrition decisions to ensure you’re getting the most out of your training and able to perform your best when it count the most.
  • Bonuses – I’ve posted a lot of great stuff to this site over the years and I’ll continue to post new workouts and other things I think you’ll find valuable. Here you’ll find links to all the bonus stuff you get access to as a member of the site, including an Exercise Demos library, a Recovery Tracking Spreadsheet, Coaching Tips and much more. Plus, I’ll be adding to this area of the site as I create more great stuff for the site.
  • Plus much more! In addition to everything listed above you will gain access to my collection of 15 Minute Trail Rider Tune Up mini-workouts, exclusive articles and interviews. I am always adding new stuff that I feel will help my Personal Coaching Website members achieve their riding goals.

So how much does a membership in this exclusive coaching and support program cost?

I currently charge $988 for a 16 week online program or $250 an hour for a private consultation. Heck, your average personal trainer costs $50-$100 a session and most riders blow that on a single derailer or other bike part that won’t make any noticeable impact on the trail.

Given the amount and quality of workouts, skills training videos and support you will receive through the MTB Strength Training Systems Personal Coaching Website a price of $47 a month would be more than fair, however I want to make sure that any rider who is ready to stop blaming their equipment and start putting in the work to improve their skills and fitness can have access to this website.

Because of that I have decided to price a membership to this exclusive website at only $27 $19 a month – after your initial payment you will be automatically re-billed every month as long as you wish to remain a member. You can cancel at any time by simply sending us an email and we will take care of it immediately; no questions asked.

However, you can try out the entire site for 2 full weeks for only $1!

That’s right, you can get access to all of the workouts, skills training videos and other resources for less than the cost of a cup of coffee. You can cancel at anytime during your 2 week trial and never be billed again. However, if you find that this is the mountain bike training resource you’ve been looking for you’ll automatically stay a member for only $27 $19 a month.

But this special $1 trial offer is only available for a limited time – like anything else, as the quality and amount of information increases so will the price, however your price will never go up if you sign up today!

Plus, I’ll back it all up with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee so you have nothing to lose! That’s right, you can gain access to the entire Personal Coaching Website and if you are not completely satisfied with the monthly workouts, exclusive skills training videos and personal support you receive just let us know and we’ll not only immediately cancel your membership but refund your first month’s payment as well. All of the risk is on me so if you are serious about being a better rider you have absolutely nothing to hold you back.



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