My name is James Wilson and, like you, I love to ride my mountain bike. I’ve been riding for over 14 years and can’t imagine not having mountain biking as part of my life.
While I know that I am not going to win any World Cup races I still want to ride with as much speed, endurance and confidence as possible. Plus mountain biking is just more fun when you have the fitness and skills to ride as hard and as long as you want.
However, I’m far from what you would call a natural rider. I did more than my fair share of wrecking on downhills and pushing my bike up climbs when I first started and that is what led me to discover the secrets for fast tracking your progress as a rider.
You see, mountain biking is unique in that it requires a high degree of fitness and skill to get really good at it. Unlike road cycling, mountain biking also requires more core and upper body strength to deal with the more physical and unpredictable nature of the trail.
This is why so many riders are frustrated with their lack of progress and struggle to find ways to consistently improve.If you want to see real results on the trail you need to have a plan to improve your fitness and skills in one synergistic package.
While mountain biking is a complex and sophisticated sport, getting better at it doesn’t have to be. There are underlying movement principles that, once you understand how to apply them to the bike, make it much easier to see improvements.
There is an optimal way to learn how to mountain bike and in the free 30 Day MTB Skills and Fitness Program you will get a blueprint showing you how. It includes:
– A Dynamic Mobility/ Movement Prep Routine that will help improve your range of motion, decrease aches and pains and ensure that you are moving with maximum efficiency. Improving your mobility will also have a huge impact on your technical skills since you can apply better body position to each situation on the trail.
– A Strength and Cardio Workout that will build the core, leg and upper body strength you need to handle the more physical side of trail riding as well as improving your ability to push hard and quickly recover. I also show you how to use your strength training as a way to practice the breathing and posture you want on the bike so you can get the maximum transfer from your workouts to the bike.
– A Body Position Skills Clinic which will show the basics of body position and how to improve your balance, efficiency and power on the bike. Everything starts with body position and until you really have all the concepts and drills I cover in this clinic you will struggle with all higher level skills like cornering and bunny hopping.
Everything in the program is fully supported with pictures and video demos. I go to great lengths to make the info easy to understand and apply because I know that you don’t have a lot of time to waste trying to figure out what you need to do.
You don’t need to spend hours and hours each week to see results either. Just do the simple workout 2-3 times a week, spend a few minutes working on the drills I show and apply the techniques to your rides and you’ll be a different rider in no time. When you do the right stuff it almost feels like cheating when you see how little time you really have to devote to training.