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April
7

First, I want to say thanks to everyone that entered the contest. We got a lot of great comments and videos posted and it is great to know that so many riders are using Kettlebell Swings to improve their riding. After going through them all I’ve picked 3 comment entry winners and 2 video entry […]

If you are a mountain biker – and if you are reading this I assume you are – then Kettlebell Swings are one of the best exercises you can do. They build grip strength, hip power and anaerobic endurance in one efficient package, giving you rep-for-rep better results than almost any other exercise. Over the […]

April
5

On Friday I will be releasing a new product that represents a new education-based direction for MTB Strength Training Systems – a Kettlebell Swings for Mountain Biking Virtual Workshop. Instead of just giving you a workout program, this Virtual Workshop will allow me to go into each part of the KB Swing in more detail. […]

February
2

Do you want to improve your ability to Manual and Bunny Hop your bike? Well, if you do then you’re not alone. One thing I’ve noticed from working with hundreds of riders over the years is that almost all of them struggled with this essential trail skill. You see, this isn’t an easy skill to […]

January
2

I hope you had a good New Years’ Eve and 2017 is off to a great start for you. I got to host a party at my house, which also meant I had to actually stay up until after midnight instead of sleeping through it like I usually do. We had several good friends stop […]

December
30

I want to say thanks to everyone who entered the comment contest, it was really cool to see so many riders sharing their biggest lessons from the last year. While there where a lot of different insights being shared there were some interesting trends as well. Below are what I felt were the top 5 […]

December
28

I hope you had a great Christmas weekend and you got some cool stuff from Santa. I must have been a good boy this year because I got an Xbox One so now I can finally play Halo 5 and see what happens with Master Chief and Cortana. And yes, I am a video game […]

November
28

I hope you had a good holiday weekend, I spent a lot of it playing video games with my little girl. It seems she’s picked up my “gamer gene” and after introducing her to Halo Reach (one of the best Halo games ever made IMO) we stayed up late every night shooting aliens and saving […]

November
25

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and got to spend it with some people you’re thankful for. My whole family came over for dinner and I probably ate a bit too much but hey, that’s why I train hard so I can indulge every now and then and not pay the full price. Speaking […]

November
2

I’m emailing you today is because I’m opening up off-season registration for my popular Group Coaching Program this week. It is the perfect solution for riders who want the advantages of having a professional coach without having to pay hundreds of dollars a month to afford it. This is the third year I’ll be offering […]

September
12

While riding your bike can look and feel like an elegant dance between you and the bike (or maybe not so elegant for some of us), when you break it down everything you do boils down to using a few basic movement patterns. It is how well you can combine and blend these movement patterns […]

September
2

Earlier this week I shared a podcast interview I did with Finnish MTB coach Jukka Mäennenä. During the interview, we talked about the importance of mobility training for mountain biking and how he was using the CARS method with his riders. Jukka was kind enough to write a follow-up article with a demo video to […]

July
17

I hope you’re having a great weekend so far and got the chance to get some good rides in. I got the chance to go ride the new downhill trails at the local ski resort yesterday and test out the new jumps on the Black Diamond trail. They were some pretty big jumps, with a […]

July
15

First, I want to say thanks to everyone who entered the comment contest. It was inspiring to see how many riders have already benefitted from kettlebell training and how many want to add it to their programs. As promised, I have picked 5 people to win a free copy of the new MTB Kettlebell Conditioning […]

July
11

I’ll admit that I didn’t really think much of kettlebells when I first saw them. Maybe it was the over-the-top advertising (they made it sound like just touching a kettlebell would give you superhuman powers). Or maybe it was because they looked different than the dumbbells and barbells I had been using for over 10 years (anything I […]

June
22

A couple of weeks ago I posted the replay from my webinar on the Top 3 MTB Skills Training Myths, and while I got a lot of great feedback on it I also know that not everyone had the time to get into and see everything I talked about. One of the myths I talked […]

June
13

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 I’m the “old guy”. And while life is far from being over, at the […]

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 […]

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