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May
23

Let’s face it – we’d rather have it all than have to choose. As kids we hated to have to pick something as simple as what to get for dessert and, while we learn to control it as we get older, that urge never really goes away. Deep down we’re all still that little kid […]

March
28

So yeah, I’m really excited about tomorrow. With over 700 people registered so far, the upcoming How to Ride Strong Into Your 40’s and Beyond webinar is my most popular webinar yet. I know that the tips I share are going to help a lot of 40+ year old riders better understand what they need to […]

March
22

I know I’ve mentioned it before but last December I turned 40 years old. As a kid I remember that I could see myself being 30-something but 40 seemed pretty old, almost like life was pretty much over at that point. I laugh looking back on it now because one day I woke up and […]

March
14

A few months ago I started training with the Steel Mace, a tool that has a long history and has a lot to offer the modern mountain biker. And while I felt that I had been able to pick up some useful stuff from videos I found online and my own experiments, I knew that […]

March
4

This morning I’m flying to Austin to attend a Mace Training Certification this weekend. I’m really excited to go to the ONNIT Training Academy to learn more about how to use this old school training tool, which is something I think is going to be big part of the future of mountain bike training. However, […]

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 […]

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