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January
22

Look, I really want to see you succeed. I’ve been seen way too many riders who just accept where they are at and figure that they don’t have the time and energy to see big improvements. And I’ve talked to way too many riders who were frustrated at the lack of results they saw from […]

January
21

I want you to take a moment and imagine something for me. What would be different for you if you could ride with more skill, balance and power on your mountain bike? I mean, what kind of things that you usually struggle with would you be better at if you had improved balance, more standing […]

January
20

I know how you feel – it can be hard to believe that you can dramatically improve your skills and fitness in just a few hours of training a week. I mean, most cardio training plans call for you to spend several hours a week on a trainer or on the road, not to mention […]

January
19

Want to learn how to improve your skills and fitness without spending hours in the gym, on a trainer or doing countless “parking lot drills”? If you are like most riders, you probably think that you need to be a pro rider with lots of time to train or that you need to have a […]

January
4

So last week was the end of 2015 and the start of a new year. Like a lot of people, I tend to reflect back on what I learned from last year and how it can help me going forward. While some years are not as eventful as others, last years was certainly one I […]

January
1

Happy New Year! I hope you had a great 2015 and that 2016 treats you even better. I also know that you are probably pretty busy today so I’ll today’s post short. First, I want to say thanks for all of you support this last year. My goal is to make sure that you have access […]

December
25

Since today is Christmas I wanted to give you a special gift. A couple of years ago I had the privilege of contributing a chapter to a book that actually ended up hitting a few best-seller lists when it was released. Called Results Fitness, it was a collection of chapters from different fitness experts, all of […]

December
18

I want to say thanks to everyone who entered the comment contest, it was really cool to see how many people have benefited from the exercises and training tips I have shared over the years. It was also very interesting to see what the most popular things were. While I didn’t do a specific count, […]

December
16

First, I wanted to say that I had a lot of fun during the webinar yesterday. I got the chance to share the Top 5 MTB Exercises that I have found transfer the best from the gym to the trail, which should save you a lot of time and frustration. Like I found out early […]

December
13

When I first got serious about started strength training I did what most people do – I found as many cool exercises as I could and tried to fit them all into a workout program. I figured that the more exercises I was doing the better and that there was always a “better” exercise that […]

November
27

Look around and you’ll notice that kettlebells are one of the hottest trends in fitness training today. Everyone from the trainer at the local gym to professional football, baseball and basketball teams use them. And for good reason – they work! In fact, I’ve found that kettlebells are the perfect training tool for mountain bikers […]

November
23

Something that I love to do is to write a training program. I’ve actually had a fascination with program design for long time – I remember sitting in the back of math class in high school writing out different workout splits and exercise combinations based on what I had learned from the muscle magazines I […]

November
6

Did you know that humans are the only creature on the planet that can throw with power and accuracy? Oh sure, the monkeys at the zoo can throw poop at you. But flingin’ poo and throwing a rock hard enough to knock something out or kill it is are not one and the same. It […]

October
28

This morning I shot a short video asking a couple of simple questions – what is the most important part of your body as it relates to performance? The lungs, heart and muscles come to mind – but what about your brain? And if your brain the most important piece of the performance puzzle, can […]

October
2

When I came home from a ride and started to sketch out some ideas for a new type of flat pedal I never thought that I would actually bring it to life. I just had an idea, a crazy idea spawned by a simple insight… The arch of the foot is very strong and stable […]

September
28

I’m a bit late getting this posted today, I’ve been swamped trying to get things ready to launch the Catalyst Pedal this week. I was also a bit overwhelmed at the response to the survey I sent out on Friday. With almost 1100 people responding to help me finalize the design and colors of the […]

September
25

A little over a year ago I was sitting on the trail pissed off at the lack of support I was getting from my shoes and pedals. Like a lot of you, I constantly had to deal with the compromises that came between a stiff soled shoe for performance and a pliable soled shoe for […]

September
23

Las Vegas is an interesting place. While it is a great place to visit, the truth is that when you don’t gamble and you don’t party like a rock star, it starts to lose its appeal. Yeah, I’m kind of boring like that but what am I going to do. That’s why one of the […]

July
31

As someone who follows my blog I know that you appreciate the value of a full strength and conditioning program. Spending 45 – 90 minutes working out 3-4 times a week will always deliver the best results and I’m sure you’ve had success with this approach. But… The truth is that it can be hard […]

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 […]

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